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a lotus leaf in a garden in Japan
August 15, 2012

Lotus Leaf, Japan

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I saw this lovely lotus inside the Kyoto Botanical Garden. The fallen petal was on the leaf, giving the contrast of color.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I love found situations like these, in which the elements of the photograph exist in their own perfect, natural composition. This aspect of the photo, along with the sharp details of the water droplet and bug, made it a clear choice. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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