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.
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.