Lotus blossom buds study one

I recently visited Blue Lotus Water Gardens with some friends, such a pretty spot with lots of beautiful water lilies and lotus blossoms. At the end of our visit I decided to purchase some cut lotus buds to take home and really make a study of them. As you can see they are quite large. This is all shot in natural light with my 50mm macro.

I adore the desaturated softness of the last image (Banner image too). I cannot wait for them to open and shoot some more…

~ Julz