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An image for Good Friday - [the plant Euphorbia Milii]

The common names [Crown of Thorns, Christ Plant, Christ Thorn] allude to the legend that the crown of thorns worn by Christ at the time of his crucifixion was made from stems of this plant. Interestingly, the stems of this plant are pliable and can be intertwined into a circle. There exists substantial evidence that the species, native to Madagascar, had been brought to the Middle East before the time of Christ.

"Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face."
John Chapter 19 verses 1-3

Thanks for looking

Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Apr 2012 - 4:43 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Crown of Thorns
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:6 Apr 2012 - 5:08 AM
Tags:Black & white, Euphorbia Milii, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
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Lydia
Lydia  2 Greece
6 Apr 2012 - 5:12 AM

Very good indeed

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helenlinda
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6 Apr 2012 - 5:14 AM

Thanks Arrietty Smile

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6 Apr 2012 - 6:21 AM

A very nice B&W image and so appropriate for the day.
A Happy Easter to you.
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helenlinda
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6 Apr 2012 - 6:29 AM

Thanks Walter Smile

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6 Apr 2012 - 6:31 AM

A nice image and an interesting narrative Helen. Happy Easter

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debu
debu  4 India
6 Apr 2012 - 6:32 AM

Lovely mono image.
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helenlinda
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6 Apr 2012 - 6:34 AM

Thanks Mark and Debu SmileSmile

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6 Apr 2012 - 7:14 AM

very apt image for today helen works so well in mono a belter nice one Wink
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LynneJoyce
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6 Apr 2012 - 7:37 AM

A very stylish, elegant image, beautifully presented.

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2012 - 8:06 AM

Nicely work,well done,
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WhiteRose1
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6 Apr 2012 - 8:23 AM

Very appropriate imagery, and a lovely presentation, Helen.

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6 Apr 2012 - 9:19 AM

A wonderful example of punchy monochrome, lovely tasteful presentation.

Happy Easter Nathan

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helenlinda
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6 Apr 2012 - 9:20 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmileSmile

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franken
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6 Apr 2012 - 9:25 AM

Excellent mono Helen.

Ken

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Rogerex
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6 Apr 2012 - 9:29 AM

An evocative image to remind us of Christ's suffering.
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JohnChambersPhotography

A fitting image so appropriate for the day. very sharp crisp and clean. good idea well presented.

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helenlinda
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6 Apr 2012 - 9:48 AM

Thanks Ken, Roger and John for your comments SmileSmileSmile

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6 Apr 2012 - 10:04 AM

B&W Works really well on this image, nice work, have a great Easter.
Martin..

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SlowSong
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6 Apr 2012 - 10:04 AM

Beautiful illustration of what might have been.
Happy Easter Helen.
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6 Apr 2012 - 10:18 AM

A very appropriate image for Good Friday. Beautifully presented. Moira

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Herge88
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6 Apr 2012 - 10:32 AM

They look like they might be painful, good use of mono and selective focus here.

Best Matt

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helenlinda
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6 Apr 2012 - 10:36 AM

Thanks Martin, Chris, Moira and Matt SmileSmileSmileSmile

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6 Apr 2012 - 10:55 AM

A great shot with good toning and the write up both interesting and educational.

gary

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6 Apr 2012 - 10:58 AM

Thanks Gary Smile

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6 Apr 2012 - 11:16 AM

stunning shot with superb tones and detail
Neil

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6 Apr 2012 - 11:17 AM

Very informative write-up, Helen. As for the image...wow...a simple subject which you've turned into an artistic eyeful. Beautiful composition and point of focus, and just so perfect in black and white. Your presentation is so clean and perfect too.

Gorgeous image Smile

Andrew

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6 Apr 2012 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Neil and Andrew SmileSmile

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6 Apr 2012 - 11:39 AM

Nice dof

Ian

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6 Apr 2012 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Ian Smile

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6 Apr 2012 - 12:06 PM

A perfect image for Good Friday.....

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6 Apr 2012 - 12:07 PM

Thanks Joline Smile

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digital_boi
6 Apr 2012 - 12:10 PM

pin sharp in more ways than one Helen nice capture

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6 Apr 2012 - 12:11 PM

Thanks Graham Smile

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reflectionsinlight

very easterly nice tone and DOF.............I was hoping to get here before the 30 have to set the alarm regards William

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6 Apr 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks William Smile

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6 Apr 2012 - 1:28 PM

superb...

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6 Apr 2012 - 1:50 PM

Thanks Pascal Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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6 Apr 2012 - 3:44 PM

A fine capture, and very appropriate for today, Helen Smile Those thorns certainly look sharp.
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6 Apr 2012 - 4:08 PM

Thanks Trev Smile

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6 Apr 2012 - 5:19 PM

A very fitting mono image with excellent presentation, Helen.
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6 Apr 2012 - 6:20 PM

Thanks Shell Smile

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6 Apr 2012 - 8:47 PM

prickly subjectWink

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6 Apr 2012 - 9:20 PM

Excellent Helen. Looks very simple but this is a very well thought out and composed image. Mono is absolutely the right choice.
Derek

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6 Apr 2012 - 9:31 PM

Thanks Ann and Derek Smile

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pdcche  3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 - 11:10 PM

Great detailed shot Helen, looks very prickly and an apt Easter offering.. Peter

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7 Apr 2012 - 2:26 AM

Thanks Peter Smile

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7 Apr 2012 - 1:26 PM

A very apt image for Good Friday, looks good in mono

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7 Apr 2012 - 1:55 PM

Thanks Ed Smile

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