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LOL!!! Good trick shot. The trick being not falling in.
Perhaps not lotus. It looks more like “great yellow pond-lily Nuphar polysepala. Better photo here.
Right you are, TG. Good thing I don't have my heart set on a second career as a horticulturist. :~}
Looks almost like nature with a steampunk twist ... amazing macro, dear Alexa !!
It is beautiful already, can't wait to see it in full bloom! Wonderful macro :-)
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