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Passion Flower

Passion Flower
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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: SONY DSC P10
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Wild Flowers, Wildflowers of the World, Wild Flowers II, Flower, Nice Plants, Passion Flower [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-24 0:29
Viewed: 5803
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Passion Fruit...it´s nice to eat and to appreciate it´s flowers, "Passiflora edulis sims".
In portuguese, passion fruit's name is "maracujá" (from the brazilian indian's Tupi language). So, "flor de maracujá" is the brazilian name for the passion flower. It likes the hot weather from the tropics.
But if you think that it´s name came from any hot passion between some couples, you´re wrong. It´s passion name came from the Christ Passion!!!
Well, when the portugueses arrived in Brazil (1500), there was some Jesuits aboard. Considering it was Easter season, they called the first land they saw "Monte Pascal", or Easter Mount, or Paschal Mount. It was the season for many "maracujás" in Brazil, so they give to it the name of Passion Fruit. Christ Passion!
This is my capture from yesterday, specially to TN, and the Easter was just a week ago. Now you know that there are no coincidence! Exactly 506 years after the Jesuits had discovered their passion flower, I´m happy to show you my "flor de maracujá". Hope you like it...
All the best!

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What a weird looking flower. I've never seen it before. Just as beautiful as the fruit is tasty. Excellentr POV and detail. Great colours and lighting.

Well done

What a great flower ! I love the fruit, but I didn't know the flower was so beautiful :-) Excellent sharpnes and details, good colors, good composition and nice POV... Well done !

Beautiful flower! I have seen passion fruit flowers before but never have I seen this one - it is so beautiful. I just wonder how big is it?
Image is of very good quality, only remark is that the upper part of the flower is cut.
TFS - Shir

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-24 11:34]

Hello Jose,
beautiful capture, the details of this passion flower are wonderdful. Lovely colors excellent sharpness and great POV.

Hi Jose,
Very nice capture of this interesting flower,
great colours and good details.
Thanks for sharing!

magnifique fleur jose
les couleurs sont belles ,mais je trouve que je BG n'est pas assez flou.
je propose un WS.

Hi Jose, A nice closeup, exposure and colour. What an unique bloom. Janice/Canada

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-06-07 6:42]
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Very interesting flower, I didn`t know that it could also be a fruit...I heard that maracuja icecream exist. ;)
Great collours and POV!

Well done!

Hio Jose, thanks for share this nice photo with us. This is for me totaly exotiac flower. I eat marakuja but first time i see the flower.

Olá Zeca, linda essa tua flor...
Tu sabes qual é esse tipo, espécie de maracujá?

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