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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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Sunset in Abaco Bahamas
Sunsets

Abaco Bahamas Sunset Photo by Ian Sands

One of my favorite sunsets.  I took this photo a few years back and it has always been one of my favorite shots. The clouds look like a painting and the background of the blue sky and the foreground of the pine trees just make this picture perfect to me. Of course, another reason this photo is so dear to…

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Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest
The Woods

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest Florida

Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest Hendry County Florida. One of my very favorite spots to photograph and enjoy the natural beauty of God’s creation and enjoy peace and quiet. I absolutely love the way the palm fronds grow naturally. Are they a mess and all over the place, or are they just picture perfect? If this forest was mowed and landscaped,…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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Sunset in Lakeworth Florida
Sunsets

Palm Sunset in Lakeworth Florida

Orange sunset with palm tree through the power lines. I took this photo in Lakeworth near West Palm Beach from the sidewalk of a busy street. A beautiful sunset over a busy street with lots of traffic. I took quite a few photos that afternoon, most had traffic in them but the sky colors produced by the sunset still make…

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Orange sunset in Labelle Florida
Sunsets

Fire Orange Sunset Photo Labelle Florida

Orange sunset over the trees and brush. This sunset photo was taken on a back road looking through the trees. The branches on the right are from an oak tree and the brush on the left is mainly from un mowed weeds on the side of the road. The orange red colors that this sunset turned the sky was pretty…

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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…

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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…

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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on a Zinnia Flower
Butterflies

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on Zinnia Flower

  One of my very favorite butterfly photos. This gulf fritillary butterfly almost looks like a painting. I used the macro setting on my camera as I often do for closeup shots and this one turned out perfectly. The detail of the wing is exquisite. The gulf fritillary butterfly is a common sight in Florida and looks like a different…

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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…

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Fox squirrel in oak tree
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Fox squirrel in an oak tree

This fox squirrel showed up at the house when he realized we put out seed for the birds. He was there daily for about a month, only stopped coming when the bird seed ran out. His orange and black coat was quite showy. This photo was taken in the back yard when we lived in Muse, Florida. I have several…

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