My confidence level rises when my camera is on a tripod–the shot will be in focus. So there I was at water’s edge with thousands of lily pads before me. The next obstacle after focus and framing was lighting. A large bush behind me was casting a shadow on the first row of lily pads. The flowers are beautiful but the pads and their veins are equally impressive. The shadow appeared to be in the shape of a tiger’s mouth, or better yet, a monster from a grade-B movie. Regardless, I clicked.