My name is Steeve DUBOIS and I am 61 years old. I am a freelance photographer from the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. I started photography seriously back in 1979, while still at secondary school. I have been working as a freelancer since 2002.I am the President of the Cercle des Artistes Photographes (CAP), the only existing photographic association in Mauritius. I joined the CAP in 1985 and I have been an active member since. My association is affiliated to the International Federation for the Photographic Art (FIAP). I am also a member of the Global Photographic Union (GPU).I enjoy taking part in photo competitions, both local and international, and I have been quite successful at it. I have some cups, medals, diplomas, HMs and acceptance certificates.I hold the following photographic distinctions :EFIAP, GPU Aphrodite, ECAP, ESFIAP, ESCAP, Hon PESGSPC, Hon FICS, Hon FSWAN, Hon FWPG, Hon.G.MWPG, Hon.E.WPG, Hon FPI, Hon.CPE, A.CPE, ES.CPE, GAPS, Hon UPA
The image shows a white lotus petal floating on the water, with its reflection forming a perfect mirror image. I chose to present this photo in black & white as I consider that, in this particular case, color is not important. It all boils down to the texture of the petal and the contrast between the petal and its surroundings.