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Copyright: Richard Nicolasora (rfnicolasora) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 10 N: 90] (903)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007
Categories: Nature, Macro
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): FLORES DE MAYO [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 7:26
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Inspired by Peetol's post from his archive, I scanned my flower archives and found this one. I have several shots of this flower, some of them already posted on TrekEarth.

The flower's name is PASSION

Here's an informative fact from Wikipedia

"Passion" does not refer to love, but to the Passion of Christ on the cross. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Spanish Christian missionaries discovered this flower and adopted its unique physical structures as symbols of Crucifixion. For example: the 72 radial filaments (or corona) represent the Crown of Thorns. The ten petals and sepals represent the ten faithful apostles. The top 3 stigmata represent the 3 nails and the lower 5 anthers represent the 5 wounds. The flower has been given names related to this symbolism throughout Europe since that time. In Spain, it is known as Espina de Cristo (Christ's Thorn). In Germany it was once known as Muttergottes-Schuzchen (Mother-of-God's Star).

In Japan, they are known as clock-faced flowers, and recently have become a symbol for homosexual youths.

In North America they are also called the Maypop, the water lemon, and the wild apricot (after its fruit). Native Americans in the Tennessee area called it ocoee, and the Ocoee river and valley are named after it.

Hope you like this as much as I do.

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Remarquable construction de la nature.
Bonne journée.

Excellent shot Richard! I like the colors and sharpness. TFS!

Galing ng sharpness! hanep sa detalye! Ganda ng kulay!



Splendid, splendid, this macro-macro !

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2007-05-09 13:22]

scanned from film? what film? details!!!!!
but its crisp and clear and saturation is excellent. good work! better than digital eh! =)
this is quite a holy flower migs, quite opposed to my post. hehe

hi richard, wow what interesting flower, great colors and compostiion, very well done, cheers, scott

Hi Richard, splendid passsion flower, wonderful light and colors, great sharopness and excellent details, very well done, ciao Silvio

You know what? I think if you cropped the base of the flower and showed us only the stamen it would be even more impressive.
I find my attention drawn to that upper-left portion of the shot and my eyes trying to ignore the rest - your sharpness, metering and colouring on that 'crown of thorns' is fantastic.
Nice work overall too though!


I only need to say: PERFECT, BRAVO!!!!



This flower as very nice colors and makes the whole picture well balance, well seen, the sharpness of the more abstract part of the flower, keeps your interest.

Nice shot!


Hanep na macro! Very vibrant colors and superb DOF!

Hi Richard,

Beautiful and very fine detail picture. Great macro shot.
Well done my friend.


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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-05-10 15:00]

hi richard;
perfectly focused with very vivid colors..bravo..

Great macro shot. Love the fine detail, color and informative composition about the flower, passion. tfs.

Ganda naman nito, pre! Nice lighting and focus on the top portion of the flower. Galing! Paglakat ko sa aton next month mangita ako sini kay para may bag-o naman ako nga subject. :D

TFS bro!

Hi!Beautiful macro!Bravo!

This is very attractive Richard, and I like your perspective. Best wishes - Danilo

This flower is very lovely & colors are cool.I like the dof and sharpness.Di ko alam na hardinero ka rin pala:)
Well Done.

lupit ng macro mo hanep... ang galing!


Hello Richard,
This is a well done macro job!
Amazing details in the delicate flower, and the strong colours are well reproduced...
Well composed presentation, a different flower close-up!
Pablo -

Beautiful macro very well detailed. Great colour and sharpness.

Regards Mark :)

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