I went looking for bears at Alligator River Refuge, but found water lilies instead. So I made the most of them. I waited for a big cloud to get past the sun, stepped carefully (there are water moccasins and timber rattlesnakes there too) to the edge of a ditch and began shooting with my 70-200mm lens. I took pictures of single flowers, like this one, several blossoms, and wider shots with a dozen or so. I loved the play of colors against the black water, the reflections, and the perfect flower.
As usual, nature shows photographers, and everyone who cares to look, more than you expect.
I hope you enjoy it,