Fun Friday: Sunscreen … the Natural Way


From my kayak outing the other morning, I found this American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea), in a seemingly self-protective mode from the sun bearing down:

American Lotus

There were a lot of lotus plants in various stages of bloom, from an unopened bud to flowers where all the white petals were off the plant and lying on the water at the base of the stem. I’ll share more lotus images in an upcoming post.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 “IS” telephoto lens + Canon 1.4x TC (shot at 295mm)
  • Handheld from a kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/7.1
  • Shutter 1/2000 sec.




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