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a woman collecting wild water lilies in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
December 6, 2014

Floating Season

“During the floating season on the Mekong Delta, wild water lilies grow in the rice fields now covered by water,” writes Your Shot member Nhiem Hoang. “They become a traditional food, processed into special dishes such as salad and sour soup with fish.” Hoang travels to the region each year to photograph what many consider its most beautiful season. “I saw this situation happening from the road while riding my motorbike alongside the Vinh Te Canal. I was lucky that day because it had just stopped raining and the woman and her boat appeared in the right place. First I used a telephoto lens but felt dissatisfied, so I tried to cross a muddy yard to fill the action using my superwide 16mm, with different shooting angles from high to low. Finally, I got the shot I expected."

Hoang’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Nhiem Hoang, National Geographic Your Shot
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