Focus: Weekly Photo Challenge

This week the theme is focus set over at Word Press. The idea is to show 2 similar shots with the background blurred in one and then sharp in the next. I decided to share a few shots I took last weekend when we went to a garden in Shanghai to look at the lotus flowers. I took numerous shots and here are just a few to share. Unfortunately I didn’t have 2 exactly the same.

Lotus bloom in focus and buds are blurred in the background.

Lotus bloom in focus and buds are blurred in the background.

The lotus are almost done for the season. Most were a pale pink, but as below some also come in white.

The pink bloom is in focus in the background and the white bloom is blurry in the foreground.

The pink bloom is in focus in the background and the white bloom is blurry in the foreground.

The lotus is a beautiful flower that grows in ponds all over China. They are quite large and their leaves massive. The roots can also be eaten. I have tried lotus root in moon cakes and as a side dish which was cooked in a sweet sticky sauce. YUM!

This is my submission for the Word Press theme Focus. Head over to see more examples or find out how to post your own.

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23 thoughts on “Focus: Weekly Photo Challenge

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  2. Beautiful!

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  4. menomama3

    They seem to glow with a light of their own. Very ethereal looking.

  5. Lovely photos for this challenge. I love Lotus flowers they are such magnificent flowers!

  6. I love that first photo!

  7. Beautiful lotus… love it… 🙂

  8. Lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Freda Goulet

    Lovely lotus…do they smell as pretty as they look?

  10. Moon cakes? Sounds heavenly. 😉
    Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Thank you… they are lovely. Mooncakes are a little pastry… some are good with a fruit filling (like a date paste if you ever had date squares, but more filling and less pastry). The pastry is maybe cookie like or thin cake… hard o describe. The name comes from the ones with duck egg to represent the moon for the moon festival that happens in Sept/October. Sorry to say I have avoided those. I’ll stick to the sweet thanks 😉

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