Flower with water droplet
Black-crowned night heron
Lotus blossom with bee
Fallen petals from lotus blossom
Black-crowned night heron - It appeared to be stalking something as it moved under the bushes
Lotus blossoms with bee
Lotus blossom with bee - Look closely and you can see the pollen on the bee's legs
A small portion of the part of the lake where the lotus grow. The shoreline of the lake was almost wall-to-wall photographers this morning.
Lotus blossom bud just beginning to open
Lotus blossom bud getting closer to fully open
Another lotus blossom and bee. Again, if you look closely you can see pollen on the bee's legs.
Lotus blossom and bud. The dark spot on the lotus blossom is a bee gather pollen inside the blossom.
Purple martin feeding young bird
Fountain in the Japanese Garden
Sunflower in the Bird Garden
Tiny white flowers in the Rain Garden
Backlit - As I was walking back toward the front of the Garden, I saw this backlit flower. I don't usually shoot flowers from the bottom but the colors here were so brilliant that I had to take this shot.
Another backlit flower, this one shot from the side
Details of the porcelain dragon at the Garden as part of the Lantern Festival. In this shot I can see platters, saucers, spoons, cups, and salt/pepper shakers. There may be more.
Details of the dragon's head and face. Here, I can see platters, saucers, cups, salt/pepper shakers, spoons, and tea pot lids
Details of the dragon's body. Note the intricate patterns made by the string used to hold the platters in place and repeated over and over. All of the string work is done by hand.