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…

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Queen butterfly on milkweed
Butterflies

Queen butterfly on Milkweed Flower

Another queen butterfly on a milkweed flower. I took this butterfly photo in my moms yard. She has the milkweed plants to attract the butterflies so the chances are if you are there then you will see butterflies. Why do I like photographing butterflies? Because the colors are so vivid and their design is so perfect. If you can get…

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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…

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Queen Butterfly
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) on a milkweed flower photo

Photo by Ian Sands. Location: LaBelle Florida. Subject: Queen Butterfly. This queen butterfly was fluttering around and through the milkweed plants at my moms house. The queen butterfly has vibrant colors and patterns as you can hopefully see from this photo. When photographing butterflies I always try to take the picture using the macro setting. I think that macro captures…

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Florida pasture sunset
Sunsets

Orange Sunset Through Palmetto

Sunset photo by Ian Sands. Location: LaBelle, Florida. I took this sunset photo in Port Labelle. The sun setting through the palmetto fronds and highlighting the sky and weeds really make this one of my favorite sunset photos.

White Peacock Butterfly Photo
Butterflies

White Peacock Butterfly photo on a zinnia flower

One of my older photos of a white peacock butterfly on a zinnia flower. Butterflies are beautiful creatures to watch. If you can capture a photo of a butterfly you can enjoy their beauty even longer. White peacock butterflies can be seen fluttering on the flowers of weeds and other plants in Florida and warmer states. There are more colorful…

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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…

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Sanibel Causeway Sunset
Sunsets

Sunset and a palm tree on the Sanibel causesway

A clear afternoon for a dazzling sunset on the Sanibel Causeway This photo was take in the month of¬†August in the beautiful state of Florida A little glare and a few smudges on my lens but still a great capture. After dinner with my wife driving back ¬†over the bridge to Sanibel island we just had to stop on the…

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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…

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Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest
The Woods

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest

I took this photo at the Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest in Florida. A gorgeous preserve that you should take the time to visit. Lots of wild life to see including birds, raccoons, bobcats, alligators, armadillos, lizards, butterflies and deer. Also things that are there that I haven’t seen are bears, panthers and snakes. Even if you visit and don’t see…

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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…

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Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly on red penta flowers

  A close up. If you want a picture of a butterfly you should get comfortable and be patient. The butterfly will eventually stop long enough for you to take the picture, you just have to be ready. Most of the time if there are flowers the butterfly will be there for several minutes and you should have enough time…

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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…

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