Exotic Flowers 2: Aristolochia Littoralis - (original work)
This specimen was photographed in Singapore's Botanical Garden and is also known by a few other names including 'The Dutchmen's pipe' (ARISTOLOCHIA LITTORALIS). This is a carnivorous plant similar to the venus fly trap, but it doesn't snap closed on it's prey. This is a common vine to find growing in conservatories in the US and likely elsewhere.
Backlighting the leaves allows us to see the variegated veins in them & provides a greater tonal range in the greens.
Shot handheld using a Sony A7r with the 55mm e-mount as I was too lazy to use the 90mm e-mount macro
Cropped approx 50%
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