Tim's One Photograph a Day

Passionflower or Passiflora.


Passionflower: Common British variety.

Common British variety.

Getting towards the end of the day, and I still hadn’t got my photo. My wife spotted this passionflower growing on the roadside. That’ll do nicely!

I no expert on plants, but I did at least know what this was. Is it any relation to to fruit, we wondered? Well, yes and no. There are a number of varieties, apparently. Whilst most species produce fruit, the humble British plant is not so well known for producing edible fruit.

This is the Blue Passionflower. A glorious blaze of colour against the dark green of the leaf. A remarkable geometric design with 3 stigmas.

Going in close, and using the longest focal length of the lens and the widest aperture at this setting. This gives a nice depth of field, blurring the background so that the leaves can still be identified, but without them dominating the shot.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 28 Sep 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 42mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/40 Sec
  • ISO 1000

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