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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Queen Butterfly Closeup
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly Picture Closeup

Another queen butterfly photo that I took using my canon powershot camera. As you can see this queen butterfly is on a milkweed flower as well. The long leaves make an excellent food supply for the butterflies caterpillars. This butterflies color looks lighter than the previous photo. It could just be the lighting or maybe it’s a different butterfly. A…

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Queen butterfly on milkweed photo
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly on Milkweed Photo

Queen butterflies can be seen in Florida through most of the year. This butterfly lays it’s eggs on the milkweed plant. The eggs turn into caterpillars which eat the leaves of the milkweed plant and then cocoon until they turn into a queen butterfly like the one in the picture. If you have milkweed plants in your yard chances are…

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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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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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