Passion Flower – 1

Passion Flower - 1

At my parents place, they have this amazing looking flower with an intensely sweet scent – very attractive to humans and bees and butterflies alike. They call it the \”clock flower” (translated). Now with an hour on hand I had to absolutely try to photograph this.

And, what fun I had photographing this flower. My setup was my Olympus E-PL3 with the Konica Hexanon 50m f1.7 (which is a 100mm equivalent on my micro four thirds sensor). To get a dark backround, I found a black cotton cloth, tied it to a door handle and let it drape on a stand, the fabric draping down at at an angle. And then I rested the flower on it.

What do I like about this photograph? That it is one my very first macros. That I really like this particular flower. I looove the shallow DOF, the thin focus plane of this lens. And that the bokeh – the out of focus bits look so good. That I was manually focusing the lens, on a tripod, and this is quite good for a novice manual focusser.

I have two more photographs of this flower coming up in the following days.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/20s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
P.S. Love this lens!
ISO: 200
Tripod Used

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