Help me pick photos for my 2014 water lily calendar

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I want to thank everyone for all the feedback on my photo selections for my water theme 2014 photo calendar.  Today, I’m asking your feedback on photos I’d like to include in my 2014 calendar on water lilies. Just tell me which ones you’d really want to see, and which ones I should definitely keep or get rid of. I appreciate your honest feedback.

Remember that everyone who comments on one of my 2014 photo calendar related posts will be entered in a drawing to win one of my calendars (you can pick your favorite theme). The only requirement I have for the winner is to be located within the U.S., mostly because the calendar will contain U.S. holidays and it will be more helpful to that person. For every calendar post that you comment on, you will earn one drawing entry (one entry per blog post, not per comment). I’m planning to give away one calendar to a lucky winner, and possibly another one to the person who comes in second, depending on the number of participants.

You can click on any photo below to open the slideshow and view everything in a larger format. Please include your comments into the post comment section directly, not on individual photos, to make it easier for everyone to see your feedback.

There are several photos in this gallery I’ve never featured on this website before, so I hope you notice them as nice additions. Finally, I know one of these photos is a lotus and not a water lily, so I’d like your opinion on including it in the calendar or not.

Floral Friday Fotos: lotus flower and lotus seed head

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. Remember you can click on the photos below to see them in a larger format. If you enjoy my images, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

This is the first time I’ve photographed lotus flowers. They were standing next to the water lilies in the pond but definitely look different with their much taller stems. The light was quite challenging that day, especially when it came to photographing mostly white petals.

Floral Friday Fotos: lotus flower
Floral Friday Fotos: lotus flower

I love this next shot, which shows what a lotus seed head looks like once the petals come off. If you look inside the flower, you can see the seed area in an earlier stage. Pretty cool flowers!

Floral Friday Fotos: lotus flower and lotus seed head
Floral Friday Fotos: lotus flower and lotus seed head