Story behind the photograph
This photograph of a blue Water Lily with reflection in the pond yet again comes from Cairns Botanic Gardens. It was photographed in natural light in the evening. I really loved the reach variety of the blue colours in the flower’s petals. The reflection in the water retains some of the flower’s colour, which I must say was a bit surprising as the light was rather low.
The lily was in some distance from me so I used Canon EF 70-200 F/2.8IS lens at ISO800 to compensate for the evening light. I am quite sure I must have had the IS turned on as this was a hand held photograph.
Did you know that blue water lily (Nymphaea caerulea) also called blue lotus and sacred lotus was considered a solar deity by ancient Egyptians.