Promise - Light from within by steppeland

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Hortus Botanica Leiden
Netherlands, Bothanical garden Leiden

Alphabet soup : letter N for Nymphea

Bud of the Blue Waterlily – just opening – bearing graciously the light from within…
(Nymphaea coerulea or Egyptian Lotus )

“Muscle does not make one strong. It only masks the soul’s light. True strength lies in purity of purpose.”
—Donal Alloway, cenn of Kinscaer

Hortus botanicus Leiden
A green treasure hidden in the historical centre of Leiden. Founded in 1590, this is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands, and one of the oldest in the world. ( Hortus Leiden – homepage / Wikipedia )

This image is dedicated in honor and memory to Pagly4u – a person who touched my life with her words of appreciation. She was a bearer of light… may she now for ever be united with the universal Light

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera
and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
1/60sec 100mm ISO 200
_TAGS: nature, flowers, waterlilies, waterlily, water lily, buds, Egyptian lotus, square, purple, green, yellow, light, close-up, macro

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Extreme close-ups (July 7, 2010)
Featured in Photography 101 (July 8, 2010)
Featured in Waterlily, Lotus and Hydrangea Flowers (July 14, 2010)
Top10 placement in Avatar – Dutch showcase (July 31, 2010)
Featured in Image light – High quality images (Sept. 9, 2010)
Top10 placement in Flowers – Dutch showcase (Oct.30, 2010)
Top10 placement in Letter N – made by nature (Nov. 17, 2011)
Featured in Bubbler’s Weekly Challenge (Nov. 25, 2010)
Top10 in Petals – the World (Dec. 5, 2010)
Tops10 in Letter N – Cee’s fun artsy friends (Dec. 7, 2010)
Featured in All glorious lilies (Dec. 31, 2011)
Top10 in Waterlilies – All glorious lilies (Jan. 9, 2011)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

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Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 4 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    a beauty

  • Thank you so much, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 4 years ago

    Great capture and lighting

  • Thanks a lot, my friend! :D

    – steppeland

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 4 years ago

    absolutely stunning!!!

  • Thank you so much, Greenstone!

    – steppeland

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

  • Awesome! Thank you so much, it means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!! Wonderful POV!

  • Thank you so much, Cee!

    – steppeland

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 4 years ago

    gorgeous macro and light♥

  • WOW – that’s a great honour! Thank you so much, Linda!

    – steppeland

  • John  De Bord Photography
    John De Bord ...over 4 years ago

    boy do I ever love this!

  • [swoon] – Thank you, John- so glad you love it! ! :)

    – steppeland

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Karen, for the feature and compliment! It means a lot!

    – steppeland

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