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From the Lotus Pond in the Montreal Botanical Garden. I wanted to highlight the subtle elegance of the light, shapes and patterns, without the distraction of bold and vivid colours.

Nikon D7000, Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal length 400mm, ISO-400, 1/400 sec. @ f/5.6


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  • MarieG
    MarieGover 3 years ago

    Brilliant idea Johanne…simply stunning and so well done. Fabulous light, so perfect in B&W…pure elegance!

  • Thank you for this very nice comment, Marie! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Exceptional! The light is fantastic! You certainly succeeded!

  • Many thanks, Joanne! I value your opinion a lot and I always appreciate your comments!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning black and white. Such awesome lighting!

  • Thank you so much for visiting and for your encouraging words, Cee! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful light, gorgeous tones… such an elegant image. Lovely composition too, Johanne :) :) :)

  • Thank you very much, Mieke! That pond was so full of beauty, it was hard not to find something gorgeous to photograph! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeeover 3 years ago

    It’s got a delicate inner glow. So beautiful.

  • Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Oh! Oh! Oh!…………SO gorgeous….has a fabulous translucency…. brilliant!!

  • Oh, Wendi! Thank you so much for this lovely comment!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

    and so you did!! superb work ,, the bw is perfection!!!

  • Thank you Linda! I was so hoping it would work! I have polarized photochromic lenses on my eyeglasses and looking at the polarized viewer of the Nikon can be tricky. Sometimes, when it’s very sunny, I can’t see anything I did before I get home and view the photos on my monitor! LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • luckylarue
    luckylarueover 3 years ago

    This is so so so beautiful!!!

  • Thank you very much, Lucky! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 3 years ago

    T’es incroyable,c’est de toute beauté!!!

  • Merci Gigi!! Celle-là a été possible grâce à ta lentille! Alors double merci!! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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