A selection of wild flower images from many places over many years. These are all taken outdoors in natural light (or a few with flash) without any clipping or moving of stems. All images copyright J.H. Marden.
Eduardo Carrillo photographing the flower of an Erythrina shrub in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. Typically Eduardo would be in the stream, so this is a somewhat rare photograph.
Bumblebee on flowers of the parasitic plant Orobanche hederae (family Orobanchaceae). These holoparasites lack chlorophyll and gain their carbon and energy via an underground haustorium that connects to a photosynthetic plant. This species parasitizes ivy, here seen growing in Besalu, Catalonia, Spain.