28 Sep 11. About the time I started house sitting this past summer I noticed a pond that I have to pass to get there was beginning to sport a nice crop of water lilies, and as I like to photograph these lovely plants I kept a close watch on the progression of the flowering. At what I thought was their peak I took a\ couple evenings and spent some time trying to shoot them. Not the easiest task as the pond is on the side of a very busy road. To further complicate things there is little parking and once parked you are very close to both the road and the fence surrounding the property containing the pond. So you have to shoot at road's edge, through a fence, and with considerable competing vegetation between you and your subject. But that just made it a good challenge and over the course of a about three attempts I came up with a couple of shots I rather liked, especially so due to a few of the blossoms being considerably more red that the more typical yellow, pink, purple, or white. A couple of dragon flies would have been really been a nice addition but as none were present I would have had to fake then and that I didn't want to do. ISO 200; 1/200 sec @ f / 6.3.