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I've been spending time editing all the flower pictures that I took in the summer, and it has been excellent therapy during this wet and windy weather.
Here is a pair of passion flowers from my garden. I spent a lot of time getting these right, there are so many "bits and pieces" in their unique structure.
The "passion" refers to the Passion of Christ, in Christian theology. The Holy Lance is represented by the pointed leaves, the Whips used in the flagellation of Christ are represented by the tendrils, the 10 faithful Apostles are represented by the 10 petals and sepals, the Crown of Thorns is represented by the radial filaments, the Holy Grail is represented by the chalice-shaped ovary, his Wounds are represented by the 3 stigmata and 5 anthers, and the blue and white colours represent Heaven and Purity.
(1/60sec @f5, ISO100, -0.3stepEv, 9mmFL, AP, daylight, hand-held, polariser).
Pamela.

Camera:Fuji S9600
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Passion Flower Duet
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:26 Nov 2009 - 2:57 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants
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photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2009 - 3:01 PM

awesome exotic beauties, pin sharp detail and colors.
Dennis

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Billyray
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26 Nov 2009 - 3:03 PM

Excellent shot. Great detail and colours. Thanks for the write up, I knew it was a Passion flower but not the reason why.
Ray

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mudge
mudge e2 Member 1250 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2009 - 3:04 PM

Great capture and presentation

Thanks also for the commentary. I've never heard that before!

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Brilane
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26 Nov 2009 - 3:07 PM

Great colours and fine detail
Brian

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mikbee
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26 Nov 2009 - 3:14 PM

Wonderful light Pamela.
Very effective against the black.
And I never realised a flower could have so much history !!
Excellent shot.
Mick.

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motorsportpictures
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26 Nov 2009 - 3:40 PM

Excellent shot.

Scott

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Bob_V
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26 Nov 2009 - 3:45 PM

A beautiful image Pamela, so well captured and presented.
Bob

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Image123
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26 Nov 2009 - 4:02 PM

superb image

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RonnieAG
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26 Nov 2009 - 4:27 PM

Beautiful image - these flowers fairly leap out at you. Lovely narrative also.
Ronnie.

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Cor
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26 Nov 2009 - 4:36 PM

A beauty!

Cor

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gary_d
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26 Nov 2009 - 4:51 PM

Absolutely beautiful Pamela. - gary

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ianrobinson
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26 Nov 2009 - 5:18 PM

great colours and pin sharpe.

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Dotrob
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26 Nov 2009 - 5:20 PM

Super detail and colours, especially seen in the larger version.
Dot

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Clayey
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26 Nov 2009 - 5:27 PM

To me, this is a beautiful image & one for a frame on the wall. Regards Peter.

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Imagephotographics
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26 Nov 2009 - 6:00 PM

Wonderful colour & detail captured in this lovely image

Chris

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accipiter
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26 Nov 2009 - 6:16 PM

Great picture. A

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26 Nov 2009 - 6:44 PM


Quote: Excellent shot. Great detail and colours. Thanks for the write up, I knew it was a Passion flower but not the reason why.
Ray

I agree.

Ken

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foggytwo
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26 Nov 2009 - 7:13 PM

Stunning detail,super sharpness, great lighting and so well composed. The colours are also wonderful Pamela, well done. Super large version too.
Pete.

Last Modified By foggytwo at 26 Nov 2009 - 7:14 PM

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
26 Nov 2009 - 7:33 PM

The best capture of this flower I've seen for a long time. A BRILLIANT image!!!!!!!!!! JNC

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Briwooly
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26 Nov 2009 - 8:22 PM

Beautiful Job Pamela stunning image

Brian..............................................

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2009 - 8:36 PM

wow Pamela these are superb, the passion flower story is one I have heard before but could not remember it. Thanks for sharing this beauty and for the write up

Linda

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bricurtis
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26 Nov 2009 - 8:50 PM

Excellent result with a difficult subject Pamela - we grow them but not got a shot I am happy with yet.
Brian.

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Roly
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26 Nov 2009 - 8:55 PM

Beautiful image and great write up.

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dmhuynh72
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26 Nov 2009 - 9:48 PM

The light on the flowers is just wonderful, with a lot of detail too. Interesting write up Pam.

regards
Yung

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Daisymaye
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27 Nov 2009 - 1:33 AM

Beautiful image. The detail and colour is wonderful.........Sandy

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pamelajean
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27 Nov 2009 - 3:30 AM

Thankyou so much for your visits, votes and comments.
So glad you like it.

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Ray42
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27 Nov 2009 - 8:04 AM

A very good shot and processing and a very interesting write up

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DolphinLady
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27 Nov 2009 - 9:16 AM

This is amazing....such wonderful light, colour & detail.
Thank you for sharing...
Hilary

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bayleaf
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27 Nov 2009 - 11:31 AM

Super capture and processing.
John.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
27 Nov 2009 - 1:42 PM

I had to have another look! So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
JNC

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morpheus1955
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27 Nov 2009 - 5:13 PM

Fantastic colour and detail, great presentation too.

Hugh

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TrevBatWCC
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27 Nov 2009 - 5:39 PM

Wow, this is gorgeous, Pamela! Such a very beautiful flower and very beautifully photographed, processed and presented, too. Excellent.
TrevB Smile

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ChiliMan
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27 Nov 2009 - 6:04 PM

I never knew that about the name! Fantastic information, Pamela...thanks.

Now I have to say that I looove how you've shot and processed this. The light and detail are superb, to begin with, but I also love how you've captured and included all the surrounding bits like the tendrils and things.

This totally bounces out of the screen.

BOING!

A Smile

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maryg
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27 Nov 2009 - 7:11 PM

Saw your comment on another image and realised I hadn't seen any of your images for a while, so popped in to have a look. This is fabulous , such lovely detail and really looks like a flower, the one I dis looked so much like an alien it's sitting in file 13.
Regards Mary

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Frontier
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27 Nov 2009 - 11:30 PM

Stunning.
-Frontier

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xwang
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27 Nov 2009 - 11:38 PM

Excellent detail and beautiful colour.

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helenlinda
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28 Nov 2009 - 11:44 AM

Gorgeous image Pamela
Helen

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2009 - 2:27 PM

Wow, thankyou JeanNoel and Trev for honouring me with your User Awards.

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28 Nov 2009 - 4:37 PM

a beautiful splash of colour PJ

Adrian

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28 Nov 2009 - 9:55 PM

Fine work Pamela, so clear and crisp in detail.
Dave

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29 Nov 2009 - 5:00 PM

Passionate photography - great composition!
Johanna

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29 Nov 2009 - 5:08 PM

Nice light Pam, well done

Dougx

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gregl
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29 Nov 2009 - 8:30 PM

This is lovely Pamela. I'm sure this was not easy to "get right" but you have. Superb image.
Greg

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29 Nov 2009 - 8:37 PM

Wonderful image Pamela, superb detail/color and presented so well,
Geoff.

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29 Nov 2009 - 11:04 PM

Superb detail, light and colour captured here Pamela, it's a lovely image.
Pete.

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29 Nov 2009 - 11:10 PM

Wonderful shot and composition Pamela, the detail, clarity and colour is quite superb.
Derek

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30 Nov 2009 - 10:31 PM

A stunning image Pamela, the colours, detail and clarity are sublime and you've presented these beautiful flowers so superbly.

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4 Dec 2009 - 5:15 AM

Wow, I love this image. Took me back to when i was about 10 and my mom embarrassingly made me go with her to a ladies house to ask what the flower was growing in her garden!!

The colors in this photo seem very true to looking at the actual flower, as opposed to the colors being made overly bright or saturated which I personally find sooo easy to want to do! Brilliant Smile

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5 Dec 2009 - 6:01 PM

Thankyou all for your lovely comments, they are quite uplifting, and also thanks to those who voted and visited.

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viscostatic
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13 Dec 2009 - 9:13 PM

Beautiful colours and detail Pamela as well as interesting background information.

Phil.

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Mavis
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23 Mar 2010 - 11:12 PM

So very beautiful Pamela . The lighting is perfect xx

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nonur
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25 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

As is said above, it is pin sharp against the pitch black background that foregrounds the flowers so well. Excellent shot and comp. Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation. The name of the flower in Turkish is "Çarkıfelek" and it means wheel of fortune, I thought you'd like to know.
By the way, all your photos are excellent and I like all of them a lot!
Regards
Nezih

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8 Apr 2012 - 3:55 PM

Pamela, I liked your "point of wiew", that makes the diference!
Luis

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