I love finding these floating on dark water. This was the only fully open one within “reach” (see below) this past Monday as it is still just a touch early. Some of the pink flowers are beginning to blossom too, probably are by today.
I was photographing bullfrogs…to be seen of Friday, of course…and saw this in a nice setting for letting it glow.
This was shot with the Tamron 100-400 with the manufacturer’s 2x tele-extender, 562mm with a circular polarizer to let the dark water be glare free. Teles often soften an image but this combination appears to be quite sharp.
If you notice a cluster of something on a petal at the left, those are insect eggs although whose I do not know.