American White WaterlilyAmerican White Waterlily – Nikon D70, handheld, f5.6, 1/500, Nikkor 70-300mm VR at 300mm, natural light

Happy Valentine’s Day! I never much cared for cut flowers and prefer to see them in nature so today I present a wet American White Waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) I photographed in 2007 at Sawgrass Lake Park in Florida. I photographed this beautiful wildflower after a brief downpour in June so I would capture the water droplets still on the blossom. The clouds overhead were reflected in the water which is what gave it a silvery hue.

Lanced-leaved Arrowhead and a BeeLanced-leaved Arrowhead and a Bee – Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/640, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I also photographed this Lanced-leaved Arrowhead (Sagittaria lancifolia) in Florida on a bright April day in 2009 and was pleased that the Bee came out so well too.

So, these are my wildflowers for Valentine’s Day

Have a great one!