Clematis is a very strange name for a beautiful flower. The plural is tricky to say – Clematises. The Clematises in our yard come to us from a former owner of our house. They have been blooming reliably every spring for the 11 years that we have lived here. They are a lot of fun to photograph. This year, I decided to use my Trioplan 100/f2.8. This is a lens that I can use when the flowers are hard to get close to. It also works well with the light source coming from behind, bright, but not too bright. I photographed them for an hour in changing light. Some of my favorite light occurred when near the end of the hour, just before it got to bright to make a good photograph. The top photo was an early shot and the lower 2 were taken later, when the light got brighter. Which background appeals more to you?