As I know little about identifying flora, except the few I know from around my house or local gardens, I had no idea what this was. It was while out birding in southeast Florida wetlands, and this one flower and another that looked like buds were standing about 4 feet off the water above the grasses and well lit, so I decided to shoot them too:
They're just swamp plants growing wild, but I found them very pretty - anyone know what they are?
(shots Sony A550 & Minolta 300mm F4 APO w/1.4x TC)
Sony DSLR-A68 / Sony 18-250mm / Minolta 50mm F1.7 / Tamron 150-600mm / Minolta 300mm F4 APO
Sony A6300 / 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 / 55-210mm F4-6.3 / 10-18mm F4 / 35mm F1.8 / 16mm F2.8 / FE70-200mm F4 G OSS / FE70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS / via manual adapter, lots of Pentax K mount, Konica K/AR mount, and Leica M mount manual lenses