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Rise Above. And Blossom. | by Kausthub
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Rise Above. And Blossom.

EXPLORED ON 17 MAY 2009 - # 144

 

Part of "MY BEST" Set, a collection of Images that I feel represent my skill as a Photographer, as well as reveal my eye for picking good quality Images. View more of MY BEST here.

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Happy Birthday Mubina. May you rise above the muddy waters of life, and blossom like this wonderful Lotus.

 

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I was pretty bummed early morning yesterday. My camera lens, especially the 100-400mm that I had borrowed from Prabhakaran, was suffering from heavy condensation. I think the humidity did it. So I decided to wait for it to dry. I did not want to miss this Lotus, which was standing so beautifully.

 

The wait took forever, and I was getting more and more frustrated as the light was changing quickly. My friend was telling me that the longer the lens, the longer it needs to de-condense. And it took me almost an hour.

 

But life has its own mysterious ways. Just when I was thinking the light was too harsh to capture this image, a cloud passed the sun and brought a unique feel to the scene. There was softness in general, and most of the pond was in the shade. But a small opening in the cloud beautifully lit up the flower.

 

Sometimes, there is good in every situation, even if it is not what we exactly expect.

 

Photographed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM L Lens. Handheld.

 

Photograph © Kausthub Desikachar

 

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Taken on May 17, 2009