At The Mission Of San Juan Capistrano, CA

When Nina was in Phoenix, I took the opportunity to visit the Mission in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The Misson is a great place to take pictures, especially macros of flowers. Besides all the other flowers they have a great variety of roses and water lilies. The image of this blog post shows a macro of a water lily with great colors. I like a lot the pastel colors. We will start a Catch of the Day series around tenderness using pictures of water lilies the upcoming week. We hope you like them.

Some more words around the Mission:
Mission San Juan Capistrano was a Spanish mission in colonial Las Californias. Its ruins are located in present-day San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, southern California.

Water lilies:
Nymphaeaceae /ˌnɪmfˈs/ is a family of flowering plants, commonly called water lilies. They live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains five genera with about 70 known species. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on or emergent from the surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria and Euryale.

EXIF-Details of the Photo:

  • EOS 5D Mk 3
  • EF 100 2,8 L IS USM
  • 1/6400
  • f/2,8
  • 100 mm
  • ISO 200


Mission San Juan Capistrano