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At the height of summer, a trip to the lotus pond near our home has become an annual event for me. The pond is not too large but well maintained, endowed with many white and pink lotus flowers. There are plenty of shade trees around it to protect photographers from the sun and the heat. This morning, at the golden hour I went there and “owned” the pond for a half hour before others arrived. All of the flowers were white, as the pink ones usually bloom as much as two weeks later.

For the following photos I used two Canon lenses: a 180 mm macro lens and a 400 mm lens, both reputed to be among the sharpest lenses with excellent colors.

Lotus with a dragonfly clinging to it.

Lotus with a dragonfly clinging to it, and a bee hovering above it.

White lotus.

White lotus.

White Lotus and bud.

White Lotus and bud.

White Lotus, with reflections of red and orange flowers in background.

White Lotus, with reflections of red and orange flowers in background.

White Lotus.

White Lotus.

White Lotusd petal.

White Lotusd petal.

White Lotus petal.

White Lotus petal.

Dragonfly on Lotus leaf.

Dragonfly on Lotus leaf.

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