# A PHOTO A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY – Day 7

From the archives

3rd March 2011

BLUE BUTTERFLY BUSH (Clerodendrum)

Canon EOS 500D (2009 model)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

ISO 320

f/2.8

1/100s

This is one of the hardest flowers I’ve photographed in the Royal Botanic Gardens.   Once the bush is in full bloom (about 8-10 feet high & wide), it’s almost impossible to isolate just one flower as there are so many flowers on the bush).   And of course, you’re never quite sure exactly which day the buds will open, so can’t necessarily know when the first bud will open (and not the rest).