I just got a new camera, Sony DSC H2O, a cybershot with a 10x optical lens. i took this photo all with fully automatic settings. This is the flower of the plant Hydrotriche hottoniiflora, a few inches above the water.
Not bad hu! With their optional close up lens, I could get even closer and sharper. Point and shoot digital cameras are getting much more sophisticated.
I love this plant! Here is what the flowering plant looks like underwater
See those thick stems above the plant? Those are the flower stalks.