Floral Friday Fotos: Pink lotus flower

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you enjoy my photos, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

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Going back to our Floral Friday Fotos theme, I found the loveliest pink lotus flower at San Diego’s Balboa Park a few weeks ago. This was the first decent shot I managed to get.

Floral Friday Fotos: pink lotus flower
Floral Friday Fotos: pink lotus flower

After a large tourist family left that side of the pond (it’s a very popular photo souvenir spot at Balboa Park for good reasons), I managed to photograph this pink lotus flower from a better angle. By the way, it was the ONLY pink (or any color) lotus flower in bloom in the whole pond.

Pink lotus flower at San Diego's Balboa Park
Pink lotus flower at San Diego’s Balboa Park

Eventually I managed to get even closer and snap this photo. The sun was hiding behind a few clouds at the time, so it made for a softer light and I really like the results.

Close-up of a pink lotus flower
Close-up of a pink lotus flower

Have you ever seen pink lotus flowers in real life? There are not that easy to find around here. I got lucky last summer when I captured this white lotus flower. Happy Friday!

Floral Friday Fotos: my first cherry blossoms

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you enjoy my photos, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph my first cherry blossoms earlier this week at the San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. This is prime season to enjoy the cherry blossoms in San Diego and I wanted to take advantage of them before they disappear for a whole year. I took a lot more photos than these few but I thought this would be a nice sample to start you with, using this Floral Friday theme. Happy Friday and happy first day of spring!

Cherry blossoms at the San Diego Japanese Friendship garden in Balboa Park
Cherry blossoms at the San Diego Japanese Friendship garden in Balboa Park
Floral Friday Fotos: my first cherry blossoms
Floral Friday Fotos: my first cherry blossoms
Close-up of pink cherry blossoms
Close-up of pink cherry blossoms
Close-up of pink cherry blossoms
Close-up of pink cherry blossoms

Floral Friday Fotos: Pink water lilies

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. Remember you can click on the photos below to see them in a larger format. If you enjoy my images, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

Here are a few more photographs of the water lilies at the lily pond in San Diego’s Balboa Park. You can see my previous photos of purple water lilies here.

Floral Friday Fotos: Pink water lilies and lily pads
Floral Friday Fotos: Pink water lilies and lily pads

Can you guess from the next photo that it rained that morning? Yes, rain in July in San Diego. Quite a sight.

Floral Friday Fotos: Light pink water lily
Floral Friday Fotos: Light pink water lily
Close-up of bright pink water lily
Close-up of bright pink water lily

I really like the reflection of the pink water lily into the dark water on this last picture.

Pink waterlily reflecting in the water
Pink waterlily reflecting in the water

Travel theme: Tilted

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “tilted”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I took this photo of a monarch caterpillar last week in San Diego’s Balboa Park. I wish I could walk tilted up a tree like that.

Travel theme: Tilted monarch caterpillar
Travel theme: Tilted monarch caterpillar

How about this baby panda at the San Diego Zoo, who manages to hang on and take a nap on a tilted branch?

Travel theme: Tilted baby panda
Travel theme: Tilted baby panda

This orange dragonfly can stand still and a bit tilted while barely hanging on to a stick.

Travel theme: Tilted orange dragonfly
Travel theme: Tilted orange dragonfly

Finally, look at these two pine trees. One of them is slightly tilting and to touch the other, then tilting back the other way, as if the trees were kissing.

Travel theme: Tilted pine trees
Travel theme: Tilted pine trees

Floral Friday Fotos: Purple water lilies

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. Remember you can click on the photos below to see them in a larger format. If you enjoy my images, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I recently took more picture of water lilies at the San Diego’s Balboa Park pond, and this is the first time I’ve captured light purple water lilies among small and large lily pads.

Floral Friday Fotos: Purple water lilies
Floral Friday Fotos: Purple water lilies
Purple water lilies and lily pads
Purple water lilies and lily pads
Large lily pads and purple water lily flowers
Large lily pads and purple water lily flowers

I was able to take photos of water lilies of various colors that day, so I hope to find the time to share more with you soon.