Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata | ©2012 David Allio

Common Eastern Bumble Bees Bombus impatiens and insects fight over the Purple Passionflower Passiflora incarnata. 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 Purple Passionflower photograph 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.