Lotus Flowers As You Have Never Seen Before

By Mingwei Li, photographer

Lotus flower has a special place in Chinese culture. An old Chinese saying states “it may have come from muddy water, but the lotus flower is so beautiful and pure.” It’s also one of the holiest symbols in Buddhism.

I took these pictures in a small pond north of Boston in July 2011. I used Canon 5D II and 70-200mm and 100mm macro lens for these shots.