This image was captured while visiting Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Tropical Conservatory, Sarasota, Florida in August of 2016. The bloom lasts about 24 hours, so thanks to the FaceBook page for the gardens we were able to arrive at the gardens about two hours from the posting time. Because this is such an unusual event the gardens stayed open until 9:00 instead of closing at its normal time of 5:00.
This image was captured while visiting Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida in July of 2016. One of 5,500 orchids in the gardens living collection of 20,000+ plants.
We were near a lake at Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina when I captured this image of a False Dandelion glowing in the morning sun.
Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/200 sec at f/8.0. Seeking the morning sun (False Dandelion)
The trails in Warren Dunes State Park passed through large area filled with White Trillium, contrasting with the deep hues of brown on the forest floor.
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 lens, focal length 90 mm, ISO 100, 1/160 sec at f/8.0. Image processed using Photoshop CC2015, and Lightroom CC2015.