The Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds

Lotus

Every year from May to early July, the lotus flowers bloom in the ponds along Jhongsing Village’s Shengfu Road. The lotus ponds attract an abundance of visitors from around the area. It is quite common on weekends to see a cluster of photographers and their tripods taking multiple shots of a single specimen while several other enthusiasts wait behind for an opening to step forward and compose a shot or thirty.

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Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds

Lotus
Last month, I had some free time to kill so I headed to the Jhongsing Village Lotus Ponds.  This was my first visit to the ponds with my  Micro-NIKKOR 105 f/4, which I acquired last year.  The Lotus Flowers [荷花] in Jhongsing Village always attract quite a crowd when they are blooming and the day I went was no exception.  Given the bad light from my late start, the heat, and the crowds – I decided to make this a brief trip.
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Jhongsing Lotus Pond

Lotus
I was quite delighted a few weeks ago to notice that a couple of Lotus Flowers [Nelumbo nucifera 荷花] had bloomed in the lotus ponds in Jhongsing Village.  In the last few days or so, the number blooming has grown dramatically.  I went out yesterday morning to take a few shots.  It rained the previous night and some of the raindrops on the leaves created some lovely bokeh in a few photos.

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Jhongsing Lotus Pond

Lotus

The Lotus Flowers [荷花] in the ponds near Jhongsing Gate began blooming a couple weeks ago. Given my current work schedule, the only time I have daylight to photograph anything is before work, so 4 of the last 5 days I have dropped by the ponds to get in a few minutes of shooting before clocking in.
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