Deborah Casso

Lone lily pad

Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, Washington

Category Winners 2 – Plant Portraits
Winner – First Place

A single lily pad with iridescent tones floats gracefully on the water of Union Bay in the Washington Park Arboretum. The simplicity of the subject, the interesting colours, and the grace of the lines in the image all inspired me to take this photograph.

I used a circular polarising filter with a modest degree of polarisation to cut down on the glare, but still leave a silvery sheen on the water.

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 lens, f/ 5