Friday, July 30, 2010

Floral Reflection (Weekend Reflections # 45)

At first glance were you able to tell that this is a reflection? Look again. With the exception of some tiny things floating on the water this is all a reflection. It looks like I even captured the reflections of some shadows on the leaves if that's possible. :)
I turned this photo upright for better viewing.

"Weekend Reflections" rules are simple:
1)Post a photograph taken by you that contains a visual refection.
2)After I post my Weekend Reflections photo, add your name, country and link to MckLinky
3)Be sure that your link goes directly to your Weekend Reflections post.
4)Link Weekend Reflections to your post so other will know where to go if they want to join
5)Comment on other Weekend Reflections participant’s blogs.
Feel free to be creative.Remember this meme is for any type of reflection photographs.This meme runs Friday 11 am EST through 11pm Sunday, so feel free to link your post anytime within that time frame. Join the fun!

68 comments:

Nefertiti said...

magnifique reflection,un vrai tableau ;O)

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Sunny said...

You really have to look very closely to realize that this is a reflection. It's a wonderful image and I do see shadows.
Hope your weekend is delightful.
☼ Sunny

Regina said...

Beautiful reflections!
Love the canna lily.
Have a wonderful weekend James.

Dina said...

It's just wonderful what water can do.
The flowers are lovely.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Such an amazing image!

Clytie said...

You did it - you tricked me!!!

I really had to look twice at this one!

What a wonderful clear and stunning reflection!!!

michael said...

Very tricky. I didn't notice the reflection until you pointed out the tiny ripples. Fun.

JM said...

This is so perfect I had to read the post to be sure it was a reflection! :-) Fantastic!

By the way this is my favourite canna species (Bengal tiger), I keep it in a big pot.

Woody said...

Wow, that took a minute to realize. Very cool.

awarewriter said...

Lovely shot James. You get hints of the reflecting character from the bottom of the image. You can barely detect the water surface but it's there. This reflection is so rich and saturated with color.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, James! I had to look twice to see the water! Incredible! And so colorful! Thanks, as always, for the weekly fun! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

leavesnbloom said...

Thats a stunner of a reflection James this week - and the colour of the flowers is still strong in the reflection.



James I placed the wrong link in Mr Linky - could you delete my first link as it takes folk to a macro post rather than a reflection post.


Many thanks
Rosie, Scotland
Centre of Interest photoblog

Lew said...

You have such clear water for your reflections! No hint of the bottom of the pond.

T. Becque said...

That is such a clear reflection with so many details - nice!

Lois said...

I didn't think it was a reflection at first until I read your post. It's beautiful James. Those things that are floating look almost like they could be birds in the sky!

Malyss said...

At first sight, I thought there were a lot of birds in the sky..:)
I can't imagine how pure the water can be to offer such a reflection!! good job!

Carolyn Ford said...

That is amazing! It looks like the real deal...The colors are so true and not the last washed out from light reflecting off the water surface. Wow, James!

Pam said...

It is such a perfect mirror image I couldn't tell it was a reflection at all.
Great photo, James.

'Tsuki said...

Incredibly neat... It's a real beauty. Thanks for hosting this contest

Perry said...

You got me! My first thought was "hey, where's the reflection" then I studied the image. Good one!

Malyss said...

PS: I just discovered your comment on my blog of benches;Sadly romantic! :)

Sara Chapman said...

Pretty darn amazing reflection. You'd think the surface was a mirror and not just water. Great!

Luis Gomez said...

It is wonderful James!

cieldequimper said...

Perfect summer shot James! Super!

Pat said...

That is REALLY hard to tell it is a reflection! Those colors are so bright! What an amazing reflection!

Sally in WA said...

Awesome photo, James. I couldn't tell it was a reflection at first! Thanks for stopping by. It feels good to be back blogging on a more regular basis. :)

Have a great weekend!!

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful reflections - you rarely see such detail and strong colours.

noexcuses said...

You are absolutely amazing! Had you not said anything about the tiny water spots, I would have considered this photo a mental reflections photo! Beautiful reflections!

Bibi said...

That is one stupendous reflection, James. Bravo.

Fred Miller said...

I wish more writers were like you photographers. It's not what you see that makes your observations interesting. It's the way you see it.

TheFredEffect

Greyscale Territory said...

An amazing reflection! The incredible, finely tuned detail is magical! Very beautiful!

Loree said...

That is absolutely AMAZING. I could hardly believe it was a reflection - it looks like the real thing.

Dani said...

ha, tricky! Wonderful and clear reflection.

Cheryl said...

Stunning photo!

crocrodyl said...

So clever and interesting:) Great sharp photo!

Stickup Artist said...

I've never seen such a clear reflection James! I know you stay true to your theme but I actually sped on to reading just actually what the image was reflected upon. I thought you might have carried a mirror out into the field. Beautiful and fresh.

Jan said...

Outstanding, James.

Joanne said...

Wonderful, so clear! Summer in the air...

Owen said...

I think it's just the wind blowing some debris through the air, and you mixed this up with another photo ?! Clearest reflection I ever saw... nice job sir...

Cindy said...

That's awesome- I had to look really closely to see that it's a reflection. Amazing shot! I would have liked to see it bottom side up.

Mama Zen said...

Wow!

Hilda said...

The reflection and colors are so amazingly clear!

Evelyn said...

Fantastic!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Without your explanation, I doubt I would have figured out it was a reflection. Except, of course, that it's on Weekend Reflections, so it would have to be. Right?

Lily Hydrangea said...

I don't think I would have noticed this was a reflection if you hadn't told me but there is something very different about this photo. It definitely has a very fluid feel to it.
& It is quite beautiful!

MyMaracas said...

It took a moment to realize it was all a reflection, the water is so clear. Beautiful!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Molto bella l'immagine ripresa in questo modo.
Mi piace questi fiori così rossi.
Buona giornata a tutti i bloggers.

Francisca said...

Having that clear reflection turned gives us a unique perspective of those flowers. We have those flowers here - I have no idea what they are called - but I've not been able to capture them in any interesting way, they're a bit of a messy flower, I think. But now you've done it. Super.

Kaori said...

I couldn't tell this was a reflection until I read your post! It's amazing how you caught all those vibrant colors in a reflection :D

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Didn't think what I posted today qualified as a reflection, but I miss you guys!!!!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

It is in the creativity that makes this posting significant to the theme of the meme. Yes, I can follow the lead very clear. Brilliant!

LD said...

Fantastic! The water must be incredibly still to get such a clear reflection. Really love this

Ebie said...

Your photo is so deceiving! The reflection looks like an original. You really have a great eye and creativity.

Martha Z said...

Just a few ripples to let the view know, it's a reflection, Wonderfuly clean and sharp.

Carletta said...

I had to look at this one for awhile to figure it out but once I did - marvelous!
I could have sworn the reflection was the background.
Terrific shot James!

tapirgal said...

This may be my favorite reflection of all time. My first hint was the "bugs" flying around the plants. I also love the ripples around the leaves (hard to see). It's not the clarity only but the colors that put this one so high on my list. Just gorgeous!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

It is very deceptive and I wouldn't have noticed if you
hadn't pointed it out! I mean, it is very deceptive!!

Ann said...

You are right, I was looking for the reflection. Nice canna flowers. Flowers of my youth, my grand dad had them in Borneo, and now I have a small clump in New Zealand.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

If you had not pointed it out I probably would not have noticed. Excellent photo!

☺lani☺ said...

Beautiful! First time here...

B : ) said...

No Way!!! I am speechless!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, my--this is truly exquisite--such a tranquil beautiful photo. It quite fills my eyes...

☺lani☺ said...

first time here...

Anne-Ma said...

Incroyable et superbe photo ! J'ai eu du mal à voir que c'était un reflet ! Bravo.

Tinsie said...

I had no idea this was a reflection, until I read the commentary! Well done.

Sar@h said...

Thanks for this idea and your comment. I like the blue sky of your picture (It's raining in Brittany, today) and this perfect reflection.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I posted a really nice reflection for Saturday and just realized I forgot to link you to it. Nuts. I plead sleep deprived. We had a busy week.

ruma2008 said...

The reflection lets me astonish.

Reality. Or illusion...
I cannot tell the difference between them.