Lotus flowers are magnificent. The bright colors and how the light seems to soak in perfectly is well worth all the dragonfly kisses.
Thinking back on previous botanical moments, last summer turned out to be my first experience with lotus flowers. I have meant to see and photograph these pink beauties before, but never managed to make the time or trip.
I am certain these blooms will be part of every summer, so long as the flowers are within driving distance. And let's face it, this little lady will drive anywhere ;)
My morning visit was dew filled, quickly turning into a standard humid scene for the area. Dragonflies were fluttering around, landing on me, my camera, the flowers and anything else available. A bird may have done a little business on my foot.
So much summer goodness!
Aside from this gorgeous flower, another highlight from my visit was a chance meeting with a new photography friend. He was kind enough to tell me locations where lotus flowers will bloom this coming summer (I was a tad late in the season). And we have kept in touch, sharing recent travel stories, and getting together with our cameras when time allows.
Photography mornings are always a delight. The light is perfection in my mind and I always seems to meet the most kind people.
Photographing lotus flowers for the first time was the perfect mix of both.