These flowers came into bloom within a day or two of a heavy rainfall. Despite their lovely sounding name I spotted them off a suburban bike path. Both photographs were taken in bright sunlight using a 300mm lens. The second one, taken a day later had the lens fitted with a teleconverter and taken at F-6.3, the background had less bokeh. I had geared up to try my luck with a kingfisher I had seen earlier in the week. It didn’t make an appearance but the flowers were as nice as ever and as the saying goes you “dance with the one that brung ya”.