Summer Specials

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC is famed for its lotus display that peaks in late July.  This year I found time for only one brief visit about five weeks ago.  But I did manage to capture a few images which are shown below.  The most recent report I have on the status of the blooms is pretty dated–July 31st.  They apparently were looking very good on that day.  If you are thinking of going there now, it would be best to check ahead.  Here is the link the the Kenilwoth Aquatic Gardens website.  The best time to go is early morning.

Kent Lotus Blog 01A

Pollinator Hovering

Kent Lotus Blog 02A

Single Lotus

Both images were taken with a Nikon D800E on a tripod, 70-200mm lens with an exposure of 1/640th sec. @ ISO 400.  The apertures varied only slightly, about f/4 ,and the lens was close to fully extended.

If all goes well next week, I should have an image or two from Yosemite National Park.  If Mother Nature is kind to me, I’ll have some images quite different from these.

19 thoughts on “Summer Specials

    • Thanks, Valerie. No this was about 5 weeks ago. The blooms were just getting started then. Unfortunately, I haven’t made it back and probably won’t this year because I’m off to Yosemite early Tuesday.

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  1. Your photos are so carefully captured and edited. I love how the images are picture perfect. The first one is amazing and the little bee just completes the perfection. Great job Robin 🙂 Looking forward to the Yosemite captures.

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