Morning Glory
Flowers

Morning glory flower photography by Ian Sands

Not sure if this flower is a morning glory or not. It looks a little different to me. But morning glory is the only thing I can think that this is. Anyway this flower makes a good photography whether it is a morning glory flower or not.

Rudbeckia black eyed susan flower
Flowers

Rudbeckia black eyed susan flower photo by Ian Sands

One of my favorites is the rudbeckia flower, also know by it’s common name, black eyed susan. The yellow flowers can be seen growing alongside the road, in ditches, in Florida’s forests. A few rudbeckia black eyed susan plants have grown up in my yard. If interested in this rudbeckia black eyed susan flower photo on a canvas or a…

Continue Reading

Peach Hibiscus
Flowers

Peach Hibiscus Flower Closeup Photo

Another photo of this peach / lavender color hibiscus flower. This hibiscus grows in my yard and has been continued through cuttings to several other hibiscus plants. Hibiscus flowers come in many colors but usually only a few can be found in a garden center. I’ve never seen this one at any store. Perhaps I will make some more cuttings…

Continue Reading

tabebuia flower tree
Flowers

Yellow tabebuia flower photo

I took this photo of this tabebuia flower from the sidewalk on the side of the highway. Tabebuia is a tree that seems to bloom once a year, very early in the spring in southwest Florida. The tabebuia tree is hardly noticeable during the year when it’s not blooming. As you can see the tabebuia flowers make a nice photo. I’m hoping…

Continue Reading

Pink desert rose flower photo
Flowers

Pink Desert Rose Flower Photo

I took this photo of this pink desert rose flower a few years back and recently came across it and wanted to share. The desert rose has become one of my favorite flowers. Of course one reason being that it makes a good picture. There are several different color flowers including white, red, and different variations of pink. Currently the…

Continue Reading

White hibiscus flower photography
Flowers

White hibiscus flower photography

This bright white hibiscus flower photo was taken in Labelle Florida. The sunlight was hitting the flower just right to capture the hibiscus color and shape. Notice the outlined shadows on the flower. The dark background makes the white hibiscus stand out. Thank you for viewing my photography. If you are interested in purchasing a print or my work on…

Continue Reading

White hibiscus flower photo
Flowers

White Hibiscus Flower Picture

This hibiscus photo has always been one of my favorites. For me it turned out so well because the plant was in an overgrown area casting lots of shade except directly on the white flower. So the setting made for a dark background with a bright white hibiscus flower illuminated. Thank you for viewing my photography. If you are interested…

Continue Reading

pink oleander
Flowers

Double Pink Oleander Flower

A picture I took a while back that I really like. This pink oleander flower seems bigger than most regular oleander flowers. Oleander flowers are poisonous. Not too much to worry about though as long as you don’t ingest any part of the plant. If you like flowers the oleander is one worth checking out. Thank you for viewing my…

Continue Reading

Yellow Alamanda Flower
Flowers

Yellow Alamanda Flower Photo

A closeup picture of an alamanda flower. Seems the light was just right to capture the texture and bright color of this flower. There are several different varieties of alamanda. I believe yellow is the main color but there are possibly other colors. Alamanda grows as a vine or a bush. The green of the leaves in the background of…

Continue Reading

Pink Hibiscus Flower
Flowers

Pink hibiscus flower close up photo

This photo was take in the month of September in the small town of Labelle, Florida. This plant was growing near a sidewalk that made it easily accessible for capturing the close up image. What I like about this picture is the pink of the flower and the angle it’s taken at. I like the slight contrast of the pink…

Continue Reading

Yellow Elder
Flowers

Yellow elder plant, colorful flowers

The yellow elder is native to the Bahamas and is its national flower. It can also be seen throughout south Florida. I started this plant from a seed and watched it grow. It took less than three years until it’s first flowers. Yes, that’s a while, but not too long to enjoy these beautiful flowers in my opinion. Of course,…

Continue Reading

Humming bird photo, Abaco Bahamas
Birds, Flowers

Green Hummingbird on Pink Hibiscus Flower

Humming Bird, Abaco, Bahamas. This photo is one of my favorites. Trust me, not an easy task for me to capture this or any other hummingbird in a clear image. I was truly blessed to get this shot. I had tried to photograph hummingbirds before and just given up. They were too fast, before I could even get the camera aimed…

Continue Reading

Pink Oleander Flower
Flowers

Flower Pink Oleander photo, LaBelle Florida

Pink Oleander Flower. A common flower seen in Florida. Pink is the most common flower but I’ve seen other colors as well such as red and white. The scientific name for this plant is nerium oleander. The plant is toxic (poisonous) but still found in many yards and business parking lots. Pretty to look at but don’t eat it. Who would,…

Continue Reading

Yellow flower partridge pea, chamaecrista fasciculata.
Flowers

Yellow Partridge Pea Flower at Labelle Nature Park

  Yellow flower partridge pea, chamaecrista fasciculata. I first came across this plant when visiting a park. (Hickeys Creek Mitigation Park)It’s a small flower, not very showy but the more I saw it the more it grew on me. I used google and found the common name of this plant is the partridge pea and the scientific name is It’s a small flower, not very…

Continue Reading

Orchid flower tree, purple
Flowers

Orchid Flower Photo by Ian Sands

  Orchid Flower (Orchid Tree) In Florida there are several trees that you can see blooming during the year. Also referred to as a Hongkong Orchid. There are trees with white orchid flowers as well. Orchid trees grow big and can drop a lot of leaves, but if you enjoy flowers they are worth it. They also produce seed pods…

Continue Reading

Pink coral vine flowers with bee
Coral Vine, Flowers

Bees on Pink Coral Vine Flower

The coral vine plant has bunches of vibrant pink flowers that makes it stand out to anyone that likes colors or flowers. As you can see from the picture it is also a favorite of bees. When the flowers fade and dry they produce a seed that isn’t too hard to start a new vine from. Cora vine can grow…

Continue Reading

Royal Poinciana Tree
Flowers

Royal Poinciana Tree Photo

Yes I already posted a photo of a royal poinciana tree but it is such a colorful tree that I ha to post another for your enjoyment. The royal poinciana has to be one of the most vivid colorful flower trees in the world. I know there are other trees with purple and yellow and orange colors but can any…

Continue Reading

Zebra Winged Butterfly on a spanish needle flower
Butterflies, Flowers

Zebra Winged Butterfly on Spanish Needle Flower

Zebra Winged Butterfly (Heliconius charitonia) on Spanish Needle Flower. This flower is a common weed but most don’t know that it’s leaves can be eaten and are a source of protein. The butterfly likes it too. Zebra winged butterflies are a common sight in Florida, maybe because the Spanish needle flower is also common here? This butterfly’s host plant is…

Continue Reading

Royal Poinciana Tree Flowers
Flowers

Royal Poinciana Tree

Royal poinciana tree with red blooms and seed pods. One of my favorite trees, the royal poinciana blooms during the summer months and has beautiful showy red flowers. I see the blooms mostly when I’m driving but whenever I get the chance I stop to capture a few photos. Royal poinciana grow into big trees and can be started from the…

Continue Reading

Pink peach hibiscus flower
Flowers

Pink Peach Hibiscus Flower

  This hibiscus flower plant was started from a cutting and passed onto me. It has since then been multiplied several times by many cuttings. I know it can be seen regularly on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas but have not seen it in too many places in Florida. How I got one is a little bit of…

Continue Reading

Yellow canna lily flower
Flowers

Yellow Cana Lily Flower Picture

My brother gave me this yellow canna lily plant a while back and as you can see the colors are very vibrant. A very nice lily to photograph. The canna seems to like a lot of water so it flowers mostly in the summer during the rainy season. The lily has various colors also including red and orange. During the…

Continue Reading

oleander flower labelle
Flowers

Oleander Plant Flower Photo

The oleander is one of my favorite types of flowers. There are various colors but as far as I can tell the most common are pink an crimson. This one looks light yellow to almost white. The plant grows into a sizable bush and seems to always have a number of flowers on display. Oleander flowers can be seen all…

Continue Reading