In Greek mythology, Naiads were beautiful nymphs (female spirits) who presided over fresh bodies of water, such as lakes, rivers and streams. The most famous sculpture of a Naiad was made by Antonio Canova around 1820. The marble sculpture is a star attraction at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where it was photographed.

Thank you for the groups “Canon DSLR” and “Statues and Such” for featuring this photograph.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 400; SS: 1/30; AV: 5.0; Lens: 17-85mm)


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  • Otto Danby II
    Otto Danby IIabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful image Cora.

  • Thank you Otto!

    – Cora Wandel

  • BigD
    BigDabout 1 year ago

  • BigD, thank you for the feature!

    – Cora Wandel

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 year ago

  • Marie thank you for the feature!

    – Cora Wandel

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