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Passion Trinity

By pamelajean
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


Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Climber Passiflora Evergreen Passion vine Clock-flower

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

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
4 Jun 2012 5:27PM
How absolutely beautiful.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
4 Jun 2012 5:30PM
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 5:36PM
Beautiful !!!!....gorgeous quality !!!!
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 5:42PM
One stunning image!

cassiecat 8 39 46 England
4 Jun 2012 6:05PM
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
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+++++++++++++++++++++

Paul_cats 10 61 22 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 6:30PM
Absolute stunner. Superb lighting and presentation.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
4 Jun 2012 6:33PM
A very difficult flower to photograph well, you have certainly done this trio justice, Pamela, and what a wonderful write-up and explanation. Carol
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
4 Jun 2012 6:45PM
A beautiful image and informative write up. - gary
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
4 Jun 2012 6:46PM
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.

7 10 10 England
4 Jun 2012 7:04PM
A stunning image and such a wealth of information.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 7:05PM
What intricate flowers these are, so well captured in spray formation, Pamela, and accompanied by an interesting and informative narrative.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 7:09PM
Beautiful capture Pamela, and the write up...never knew about
so thank you
Love the way you have presented these and a perfect image
4 Jun 2012 7:11PM
Beautiful Pamela, superb detail and colours.

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 7:14PM
Lovely detail and a good write up too SmileSmile.
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...
jdinne 13 16 England
4 Jun 2012 7:36PM
Wonderful both the narrative and the image, presented superbly.


AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 7:40PM
Quality image - and thanks for the interesting write up.
mondmagu 6 75 Ireland
4 Jun 2012 8:00PM

dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 8:07PM
beautiful capture and presented Pam.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 8:23PM
Fantanstic presentation and write up well done .
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Jun 2012 8:28PM
Stands out from the screen in 3D, superb clarity and colour, Pamela. Amazing image.

tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 9:14PM
This is some special floral image PJ

Top marks indeed

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Jun 2012 10:50PM
beautiful work, excellent DOF
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 10:58PM
wonderful, love it
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 11:37PM
Just gorgeous colours Pamela.
And I never realised the name of a flower
could have so much historical significance to it !!
Super shot.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
5 Jun 2012 12:18AM
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
Fantastic Pamela. Beautifully done Smile

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 7:39AM
They are such unusual flowers and difficult to capture - a lovely trio - Carole
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
5 Jun 2012 8:16AM
A beautiful flower, superbly captured here.

franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
5 Jun 2012 8:42AM
Wonderful image Pamela.

xwang 7 55 8
5 Jun 2012 10:22AM
Beautiful flowers, excellentlly taken... perfect display(POV), because I can see them in they produce passion fruits as well?Love the writing up, I learned a bit about this flower.. thank you.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 12:05PM
Super image & presentation
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
5 Jun 2012 12:56PM
A difficult flower to approach re photography. I think you have it pretty well covered with this trio though Pamela.
5 Jun 2012 1:37PM
Very nicely worked and the perfect view point here Pam. Wonderfully lit too.

John Smile
Big_Beavis 11 4 2 England
5 Jun 2012 2:01PM
Great result Pamela, must try this technique some time Wink

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
5 Jun 2012 2:29PM
All I can say is holy COW, Pamela...

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 3:23PM
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.

cassiecat 8 39 46 England
5 Jun 2012 3:26PM
congrats on all the awards, not keen on passion fruit, it looks like snot Sad lesley
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
5 Jun 2012 4:31PM
How unusual and so very beautiful, Pamela Smile Excellent capture and presentation Wink
Trev Smile
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
5 Jun 2012 9:30PM
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
graceland 11 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 4:18PM
wow love it Smile
Lovely detailed image of this gorgeous Passionflower Pamela.

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 6:02PM
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).
7 Jun 2012 12:11PM
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.

1881 4 India
7 Jun 2012 7:03PM
evelen 11 5 England
8 Jun 2012 2:16PM
beautiful image i love these flowers.
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2012 7:47PM
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
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2012 7:53PM
OMG! Another User Award, that makes 8 altogether. I can't believe it.
Thankyou so much, Paul.
9 Jun 2012 8:52PM
A most amazing image, the detail is fantastic
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 8:58PM
your flower images are some of the best I have ever seen, so life like and 3d, stunning work

HELANA 6 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 5:59PM
Most beautiful image, so much detail,well done.
Tibetan 4 3 England
9 Jul 2012 3:27PM
Nice idea glad I don't have to scroll to the basement every time lol. like this a lot! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
2 Sep 2012 5:11PM
Excellent image Smile

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