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Crown of Thorns

By helenlinda
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

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Euphorbia Milii

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Comments


Lydia 5 4 Greece
6 Apr 2012 5:12AM
Very good indeed

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helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 5:14AM
Thanks Arrietty Smile
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
6 Apr 2012 6:21AM
A very nice B&W image and so appropriate for the day.
A Happy Easter to you.
-=\Walter
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 6:29AM
Thanks Walter Smile
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 6:31AM
A nice image and an interesting narrative Helen. Happy Easter
debu 6 India
6 Apr 2012 6:32AM
Lovely mono image.
debu
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 6:34AM
Thanks Mark and Debu SmileSmile
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 7:14AM
very apt image for today helen works so well in mono a belter nice one Wink
andy
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 7:37AM
A very stylish, elegant image, beautifully presented.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
6 Apr 2012 8:06AM
Nicely work,well done,
saeid
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Apr 2012 8:23AM
Very appropriate imagery, and a lovely presentation, Helen.

Dave
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 9:19AM
A wonderful example of punchy monochrome, lovely tasteful presentation.

Happy Easter Nathan
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 9:20AM
Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmileSmile
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
6 Apr 2012 9:25AM
Excellent mono Helen.

Ken
Rogerex 10 32 12 Australia
6 Apr 2012 9:29AM
An evocative image to remind us of Christ's suffering.
Roger
A fitting image so appropriate for the day. very sharp crisp and clean. good idea well presented.

John
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 9:48AM
Thanks Ken, Roger and John for your comments SmileSmileSmile
buxton 8 England
6 Apr 2012 10:04AM
B&W Works really well on this image, nice work, have a great Easter.
Martin..
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
6 Apr 2012 10:04AM
Beautiful illustration of what might have been.
Happy Easter Helen.
Chris Smile
moiral 6 12 Scotland
6 Apr 2012 10:18AM
A very appropriate image for Good Friday. Beautifully presented. Moira
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
6 Apr 2012 10:32AM
They look like they might be painful, good use of mono and selective focus here.

Best Matt
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 10:36AM
Thanks Martin, Chris, Moira and Matt SmileSmileSmileSmile
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
6 Apr 2012 10:55AM
A great shot with good toning and the write up both interesting and educational.

gary
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 10:58AM
Thanks Gary Smile
cantona43 Plus
10 924 4 England
6 Apr 2012 11:16AM
stunning shot with superb tones and detail
Neil
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
6 Apr 2012 11:17AM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 11:28AM
Thanks Neil and Andrew SmileSmile
iancatch 9 4 45 England
6 Apr 2012 11:39AM
Nice dof

Ian
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 11:44AM
Thanks Ian Smile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
6 Apr 2012 12:06PM
A perfect image for Good Friday.....
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 12:07PM
Thanks Joline Smile
6 Apr 2012 12:10PM
pin sharp in more ways than one Helen nice capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 12:11PM
Thanks Graham Smile
very easterly nice tone and DOF.............I was hoping to get here before the 30 have to set the alarm regards William
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 12:27PM
Thanks William Smile
6 Apr 2012 1:28PM
superb...
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 1:50PM
Thanks Pascal Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Apr 2012 3:44PM
A fine capture, and very appropriate for today, Helen Smile Those thorns certainly look sharp.
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 4:08PM
Thanks Trev Smile
Shellio 5 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 5:19PM
A very fitting mono image with excellent presentation, Helen.
Shell Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 6:20PM
Thanks Shell Smile
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 8:47PM
prickly subjectWink
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 9:20PM
Excellent Helen. Looks very simple but this is a very well thought out and composed image. Mono is absolutely the right choice.
Derek
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 9:31PM
Thanks Ann and Derek Smile
pdcche 5 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 11:10PM
Great detailed shot Helen, looks very prickly and an apt Easter offering.. Peter
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 2:26AM
Thanks Peter Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Apr 2012 1:26PM
A very apt image for Good Friday, looks good in mono
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 1:55PM
Thanks Ed Smile

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