Photographing lotus flower that grows in water requires a sharp focus and a rock-still camera. It is the most crucial tip in flower photography since even tiny lapses in focus can spoil the photograph because of the small depth of field.
Often it is said that while photographing flowers,
macro photography provides a shallow depth of field, which is the
part of macro-photography. So, even one millimeter of camera shift
after the camera focuses on the subject can make the details of the
flower get lost.
Another important thing is that the flower should
be in diffused light and there should be no breeze. The still golden
hours in the morning are the best time for such photography.
Once you have provided a firm rest to the camera
either by using a tripod stand or placing the camera on something and
achieved the focus on the identified point of interest on the flower,
use a timer release or cable release to open the shutter by keeping
the shutter speed high and bigger aperture.
Using a flash is something to experiment with a
diffuser to make the pictures look natural. The option of a macro
lens attachment also allows closer focusing. Sometimes going closer
and focusing in on a part of the flower can create wonderful and
unusual images. Even zoom in on a single flower with an absolutely
still camera and flower can provide a great shot.