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I’m very likely on the verge of self-imposing a ban on posting Macro-flower shots…however…I’ve been wanting to shoot some Passionflowers for the longest time. Their unique beauty intrigues me. I have been very fortunate that over the last couple of weeks, through the kindness of others, to have had 2 come my way.

Thanks to Rob Jenner for availing this one to me! (That’s a nice way of describing going into your neighbours yard while he was away isn’t it Rob?! At least your conscience kicked in and you called and asked first…I was a woman on a mission!)

Canon EOS 30D
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
f/4.5 ISO 100 Shutter Speed 4.5 sec

Entire flower approx. 6 cm in diameter…portion shown in image appox. 4 cm


  • MJPhoto
    MJPhotoalmost 6 years ago

    any chance of getting a tiny bit of back light in there… otherwise very nice and sharp.
    I thought it looked close to Rob’s, then i read on!
    Also if you put a ban on yourself what would you do?
    Maybe we should set you on some assignments….

  • Maybe you should Marcus…sometimes I work better under pressure. But then again, sometimes I don’t…

    – AngieBel

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent marco

  • Thanks BigD!

    – AngieBel

  • Sprinkla
    Sprinklaalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Sam! I’m so glad you like it…and so glad I got to meet you when I came to get it :)

    – AngieBel

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chapplealmost 6 years ago

    Angie, great use of DOF creates that softness in the foreground. I did the wedding shoot on the weekend and stopped mid shoot to snap one of these that was hanging over the fence, (Much to the amusement of the groom!!)

  • I would’ve done the same (not the Wedding thing…you can have that all to yourself…but stopped what I was doing to shoot one of these – absolutely!). They are such amazing looking flowers!

    – AngieBel

  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersalmost 6 years ago

    Angie im such a big fan of this shot! i love this flower, i tried to take on a year ago at my folks house but not even close to how good this is! This is really well thought out and composed, grea tlight and perfect focus! you’ve rocked the Passionflower!!!! yeeeeeeeeee ;)

  • Thanks you…I’m so glad you think so. It was surprisingly tricky to shoot…but fun too: so may different angles to play with because it has so many shapes and forms within it. Oh, and the Favourite is also mucho appreciated :)))

    – AngieBel

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstonealmost 6 years ago

    Stunning work Angie!!!!!!

  • So kind of you to say Sharon, thank you :)

    – AngieBel

  • Biggzie
    Biggziealmost 6 years ago

    Very nicely done … I personally would have tried to get a little more fill light behing to bring out more of the purpley colour, but the shadow works well here to make the greens in the centre stand out. …

  • It seems you & Marcus are on the same page, and while I won’t disagree (you guys are better at this stuff than me!), if you look at Rob’s pics of flowers from the same vine…tho his taken in different conditions/light) you will see that our colours are pretty close. This, unlike the other Passionflower I’ve shot, was not overly vivid, and the colours in the shot are a pretty accurate representation, tho the green in this light seemed to ‘pop’ a little more, which I, like you, found pleasing. What I loved about this flower were the curly petals, so I composed and set my aperture to show their form, yet still have the stamen and purple colour be the focal point.

    – AngieBel

  • Steven Maynard
    Steven Maynardalmost 6 years ago

    Gosh Angie another top shot you seem to major in quality not quantitiy well done

  • Aww, Steve, that’s a super-nice thing to say, thanks!

    – AngieBel

  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersalmost 6 years ago

    Hey Angie, just back for another look, im really loving this shot, the subtle way the light brings out the focus part is really great, the slightly darker background allows the green and purple to be shown off more. You are a pro round here with macros! keep em coming! :)

  • The Position of Angie’s Bestest Friend has now been filled :)))

    (ok…so that actually happened a while ago…but I’m still thankful, for that and all the nice things you say, bru !)

    – AngieBel

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 6 years ago

    Oh, what a gorgeous macro capture, dear Angie!

  • Thank you sincerely once again my friend:)

    – AngieBel

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