White Water Lily, Nymphaea odorata:
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge; NW of High Island, Texas
I spotted these White Water Lilies while driving through Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge searching for rails. When I saw this composition I could not pass up the shot. Anahuac is a wonderful refuge. In April, it is possible to get six different rail species: Black, Yellow, Sora, Virgina, King, and Clapper (pictured here).
Clapper Rail, Railus longirostris: Bolivar Peninsula; near High Island, Texas
For more information on the Anahuac Rail Walk, click on this URL; http://www.friendsofanahuacnwr.com/RailWalks
Top: Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/2000 sec. @ f7.1
Bottom: Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/1250 sec. @ f5.6