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Thankyou, Lillian, for your User Award on my Poppy Crown.

I left my Passion Flower at my last home when I moved, but have since bought 2 more, one of which is a blue variety, so I can't wait to see that one bloom.
I wanted to show 3 different aspects in one shot of the unique flower structure of this fruiting vine, together with a tendril and some foliage.
It is sometimes called Christís Thorn, Christís Crown, Christís Bouquet, Crown of Thorns, Jesusí Passion and Mother of Godís Star. The names derive from its structure being symbolically related to the Passion of Christ and the crucifixion:-
Pointed leaves = Holy lance
Tendrils = Whips used in the flagellation of Christ
10 petals and sepals = The 10 faithful apostles
Radial filaments = The crown of thorns
Chalice-shaped ovary = The Holy Grail
3 stigmata, 5 anthers = His wounds
Blue and white colours = Heaven and Purity

Pamela.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:19mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7step
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:pattern
Flash:no flash
Title:Passion Trinity
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:4 Jun 2012 - 5:15 PM
Tags:Climber, Clock-flower, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Evergreen, Flowers & plants, Passiflora, Passion vine
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Subhashsapru
4 Jun 2012 - 5:20 PM

Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful image and valuable information about it.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 5:27 PM

How absolutely beautiful.
Chris

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 5:30 PM

Stunning!

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Niknut
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4 Jun 2012 - 5:36 PM

Beautiful !!!!....gorgeous quality !!!!

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EAS
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4 Jun 2012 - 5:42 PM

One stunning image!

Ann

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:05 PM

nice one pamela. we used to have one growing through our fence from the neighbours, one year it even had fruit on it. never thought to see if they ripened. the frost killed it the next winter Sad lesley

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JohnChambersPhotography

O boy o boy, stunning image, detail is amazing as is the colour, good backdrop ...let's just say it's outstanding top top image. 10+++++++++++++++++++++

John

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats  861 forum posts Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:30 PM

Absolute stunner. Superb lighting and presentation.
Paul

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:33 PM

A very difficult flower to photograph well, you have certainly done this trio justice, Pamela, and what a wonderful write-up and explanation. Carol

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gary_d
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4 Jun 2012 - 6:45 PM

A beautiful image and informative write up. - gary

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 6:46 PM

These are beautiful Pamela, and well captured. I have passion vine in my yard, and I agree with Carol that they can be difficult to photograph well.

Anne

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 7:04 PM

A stunning image and such a wealth of information.
Joan.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 7:05 PM

What intricate flowers these are, so well captured in spray formation, Pamela, and accompanied by an interesting and informative narrative.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:09 PM

Beautiful capture Pamela, and the write up...never knew about
so thank you
Love the way you have presented these and a perfect image
Lillian

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Len1950
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:11 PM

Beautiful Pamela, superb detail and colours.

Len

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2012 - 7:14 PM

Lovely detail and a good write up too SmileSmile.
Helen

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Michaela_Solway
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

These are such photogenic flowers. This presentation is by far the best I have seen so far.. Excellent in presentation b\g colour & clarity of details...

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jdinne
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:36 PM

Wonderful both the narrative and the image, presented superbly.

Rgds

John

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AnnChown
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4 Jun 2012 - 7:40 PM

Quality image - and thanks for the interesting write up.
Ann

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mondmagu
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4 Jun 2012 - 8:00 PM

Stunning!


Des

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dmhuynh72
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4 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

beautiful capture and presented Pam.
regards
Yung

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bobsblues
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4 Jun 2012 - 8:23 PM

Fantanstic presentation and write up well done .
Rob

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WhiteRose1
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4 Jun 2012 - 8:28 PM

Stands out from the screen in 3D, superb clarity and colour, Pamela. Amazing image.

Dave

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tomcat
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4 Jun 2012 - 9:14 PM

This is some special floral image PJ

Top marks indeed

Adrian

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annettep38
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4 Jun 2012 - 10:50 PM

beautiful work, excellent DOF

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bunbeam
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4 Jun 2012 - 10:58 PM

wonderful, love it
bunSmile

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mikbee
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4 Jun 2012 - 11:37 PM

Just gorgeous colours Pamela.
And I never realised the name of a flower
could have so much historical significance to it !!
Super shot.
Mick.

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5 Jun 2012 - 12:18 AM

Your passion for flower photography comes across so well in this extra special image Pamela. What a wonderful trio of beautiful flowers that you have photographed and presented so expertly. Your write up is fascinating, I too never realised the historical significance

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lostnspace2011

Fantastic Pamela. Beautifully done Smile

Mark

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CaroleS
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5 Jun 2012 - 7:39 AM

They are such unusual flowers and difficult to capture - a lovely trio - Carole

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BarbaraR
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5 Jun 2012 - 8:16 AM

A beautiful flower, superbly captured here.

B.

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franken
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5 Jun 2012 - 8:42 AM

Wonderful image Pamela.

Ken

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 10:22 AM

Beautiful flowers, excellentlly taken... perfect display(POV), because I can see them in 3D...do they produce passion fruits as well?Love the writing up, I learned a bit about this flower.. thank you.

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JuBarney
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5 Jun 2012 - 12:05 PM

Super image & presentation
Ju

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 12:56 PM

A difficult flower to approach re photography. I think you have it pretty well covered with this trio though Pamela.
Brian.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 1:37 PM

Very nicely worked and the perfect view point here Pam. Wonderfully lit too.

John Smile

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Big_Beavis
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5 Jun 2012 - 2:01 PM

Great result Pamela, must try this technique some time Wink

David

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ChiliMan
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5 Jun 2012 - 2:29 PM

All I can say is holy COW, Pamela...

A...

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8685 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 3:23 PM

Wow, 5 User Awards, certainly a record for me!
My sincere thanks to Chris, Michaela, Ed, Adrian and Andrew.

JASMINE: Yes, their fruit is obviously Passion Fruit, which is edible. I scoop out the inside and eat it with icecream.

Pamela.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 3:26 PM

congrats on all the awards, not keen on passion fruit, it looks like snot Sad lesley

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5 Jun 2012 - 4:31 PM

How unusual and so very beautiful, Pamela Smile Excellent capture and presentation Wink
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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2012 - 9:30 PM

Congrats on all your awardsGrinGrin This is a perfect photo of a beautiful detailed flower,mine has not started to flower yet this year,but I will never be able to take such a good photo as yours
NettaGrin

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graceland  92363 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 4:18 PM

wow love it Smile

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6 Jun 2012 - 4:24 PM

Lovely detailed image of this gorgeous Passionflower Pamela.

Jane

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pamelajean Critique Team 8685 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 6:02 PM

I am quite overwhelmed, another two User Awards, I've never had so many on one picture!!!
Thankyou so much, Malcolm (saltireblue) and Robin (graceland).

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brownsilent
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7 Jun 2012 - 12:11 PM

This is a brilliant image - testified by the amount of awards. The diferent angles of the blooms, the leaves with their shiny surface - the tendril... just perfect. And not to forget the extremely good photography skills. This is artwork.

Johanna

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1881  2 India
7 Jun 2012 - 7:03 PM

VARY NICE DETAILS .
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evelen  9 England
8 Jun 2012 - 2:16 PM

beautiful image i love these flowers.
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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 7:47 PM

Outstanding detail, good composed and well set against this bg. Never ever given my award to a flower pic so this is my first. Its deserves the accolade. Paul

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pamelajean Critique Team 8685 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2012 - 7:53 PM

OMG! Another User Award, that makes 8 altogether. I can't believe it.
Thankyou so much, Paul.

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9 Jun 2012 - 8:52 PM

A most amazing image, the detail is fantastic

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2012 - 8:58 PM

your flower images are some of the best I have ever seen, so life like and 3d, stunning work

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11 Jun 2012 - 5:59 PM

Most beautiful image, so much detail,well done.
Elena.

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Tibetan  1 England
9 Jul 2012 - 3:27 PM

Nice idea glad I don't have to scroll to the basement every time lol. like this a lot! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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elainebaker
2 Sep 2012 - 5:11 PM

Excellent image Smile

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