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Claude Monet’s lily pond at his house in Giverny, Normandy, France.

Shot taken on a glorious August day.

Nikon D7000


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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 2 years ago

    Oh my goodness… How stunningly gorgeous… I can see how this place would be an inspiration for the man. If I owned something like this, my writer’s pen, my camera and I would never need to leave….

    I love the framing of your wonderful capture, also, Michael. xx

  • The sun came out on that one day during my Normandy trip, the only one that mattered to me. It was so easy to see Monet there on the banks or in a boat painting the light coming off the surface. Imagine what you could write if you stayed there…

    Thank you so much, bella Donna. I am delighted that you like this one xxx

    – Michael Carter

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you, Audrey! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 2 years ago

    A very nice capture Michael.

  • Cheers, Albert! Much appreciated :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, how gorgeous!!! All those different colors in/on the pond are just glorious!!!! :))))

  • It was quite a scene! Thank you, as always, dear Laurie!!! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Tammera! :0)))

    – Michael Carter

  • MarieG
    MarieGalmost 2 years ago

    Quai D’Orsay Museum in Paris has a lot of his paintings…and all of them are simply magnificent of course…you caught this so perfectly…Monet is smiling right now…! Brilliant photography Mike!! Love it! xx

  • Thank you, dear Marie! It was an ambition to visit Monet’s place and see the lily pond. I’m so glad that the light was good that day! Though I’m pretty sure it looks magnificent at all times… Many, many thanks to you, Marie!! :0) x

    – Michael Carter

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 2 years ago

    So lovely, filled with beauty and light!

  • Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :0)

    – Michael Carter

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 2 years ago

    November 10,2012

  • That’s wonderful! Thank you, Ann! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Ahhhh, this is on my bucket list! Would love to sit there and paint! Wonderful capture! I knew where it was as soon as I saw in in the icon! Beautiful work my friend!

  • You would love painting there… Thank you, dear Angie!! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 1 year ago

    Such a lovely capture of Giverney Mike! Welcome back, it’s great to see you again :-)

  • It’s nice to be back, Constance. And so glad that you still like your Monet! Thank you! :0)

    – Michael Carter

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