White Lotus

This small flower blossomed for about 5 hours in the morning before closing again, perfect time to enjoy the aroma and photograph the beauty.
The upper two photographs are macro photography, but I had a problem with the lowest photograph. When I was over the flower to take the photograph, my image and camera was reflected over the water surface and also I was casting a shadow on the lotus. To overcome this I stood at a distance above the lotus and zoomed in on the flower.


Ixora Coccinea

Photograph of Ixora Coccinea, clicked early in the morning, when the dew was still present. You can see the reflections on the water droplets and this gives the photograph a fresh feel. Well sometimes when photographing flowers, sprinkling a few drops of water on the flower is advisable. This gives the flowers a " Just bloomed " feel and makes the photograph more lively.
The plant is commonly called as "Flame of the woods"
Photograph details: 5mm , f/3.2 , 1/160

P.S.: The differences between the widely cultivated I. chinensis and I. coccinea are sometimes obscure as a result of selection for rare or extreme forms. Accidental or deliberate hybridization appears to occur.Warning, this may be the Ixora chinensis instead of I. coccinea. The former has rounded petals and smoother leaves, the latter sharp pointed petals and more 'hilly' leaves.