Lilikoi | Passion @Flower

09 Jun

Passiflora edulis known as Lilikoi in Hawaii is a fast-growing sun-loving vine that produces fragrant flowers and delicious fruit. The intricate blooms last less than a week. Passion Fruit ripen in about twelve weeks.

Passion Flower | ©2012 David Allio

Passion Flower | ©2012 David Allio

Bees and insects fight over the Passion Flower. Through thoroughly unscientific observation the nectar must be intoxicating as bees seem to be attempting to fly drunk after a visit to the bloom.

This Passion Flower photo was created using a Nikon D60 camera equipped with a Nikkor AF VR Zoom 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED set to the maximum focal length. The vibration reduction was on for this hand-held exposure. The aperture was f/8, shutter speed 1/1000th of a second, and film speed of 400 ISO.


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