Figure of 8 was taken at the same session as Emeralds of Spring at the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The strong repetitive “figure of 8” arrangements of the lily pads attracted me. The lone blooming flower bud helped to serve as an anchoring main subject for the shot against the interesting background of the leaf pads. The gentle nature of the evening sunlight warmed the whole scene dramatically.

Exposure information – Camera: Canon Powershot G3, ISO 50, Shutter: 1/125 sec, Aperture: f/7.1, 35mm effective FL: 77mm, Metering mode: Spot, Exposure Mode: Manual, Flash: Off