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Stinking passion flower

Stinking passion flower
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-30
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Passion Flower [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-05 23:26
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this flower at the border of vacant land. It stands out among weeds in the area.

Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Species: Passiflora foetida
Common names: Stinking Passion Flower, Foetid Passion Flower, also known as the Wild Maracuja.
Native: South America

Stinking passion flower is a climbing vine, densely covered in soft, sometimes sticky hairs. Leaves can have 3–5 pointed lobes, and are between 3–10 cm long. The typical passionfruit-like flowers have cream petals, white, pink or purple centres, and are 3–5 cm across.
Unlike commercial passionfruits, the fruits on this species are dry orange berries, 1–3 cm across, and enclosed in prickly outer leaves (bracts). As its name suggests, the whole plant has an unpleasant smell.
This plant tolerates arid ground, but favours wet areas. It is known to be an invasive species in some areas.

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Hi Jitti, this is a nice closeup, and wonderful detail of this exotic flower. The real funny thing is I just purchased 2 of these Passion Vines for my garden. I think they are just beautiful. I don't have to worry about them being invasive here, it's just to cold during the winter to survive. Janice/Canada

You always have so beautiful flowers ! This one is really fantastic. Sharpness and details are perfect, colors are wonderful, composition is great... Very well done !

Excellent shot. Razor sharp in all areas and beautiful colours.

Nicely done

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-06 4:46]

Hello Jitti!
Amazing close up.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked POV,colors,framing,3D effect and composition also a lot.TFS...:-)

Bonjour Jitti
C'est une très jolie fleur que tu nous présente en macro.La composition les couleurs et les détails tout est très joli.J'ai bien hate de visiter ton beau pays pour voir toutes ces merveilles.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-05-06 8:24]

Superbe macro pour cette passiflore. Il s'agit d'un cultivar cependant (voir conditions de publication sur TN)

Great shot of this beautiful flower Jitti.
Super composition with excellent colors and details.
Great POV and BG and also beautiful frame.

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  • starky (87)
  • [2006-05-06 18:10]

Hi Jitti.Beautiful and cliar picture.
Regards Bosko

I've never seen a flower like this, you've captured it so clearly too, the focus is perfect. I love the light and the purple colors, amazing job on the white parts not overexposing them. I always have trouble with that. Excellent work.

Great details and colors.
Very very sharp picture.
Well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-07 19:18]

Hi Jitti
Good sharpnes and details. Great colours and POV.
Well done


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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-09 0:23]

Hello Jitti! Wonderful capture! It´s more oppened comparing to my flower. Wonderful colours and very well exposed! I´ve posted just a few moments ago the passion fruit, with a bug on it. Congrats!

Hello Jitti,
Lovely shot! The flower is quite exceptional and beautiful. Well done on details and lighting. I like the POV and framing a lot!

Magnifica nitidez juego de color me gustaria tenerl en mi jardin junto ala otra que tengo y publique en TN

Nice shot. Excellent details and sharpness. Beautiful colors.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-06-01 23:44]
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Bonita flor. Muito boa macro...!!! Um ângulo apertado que gosto muito. Boa nitidez.
Beautiful flower. Very good macro...!!! A tight angle that taste a lot. Good clearness.

See: Click here. TKS

Glorious flower and a wonderful photo, although I think it has been a little oversharpened.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-01-12 13:36]

Hi Jitti!
A remarcable close up of this elaborate blossom! No wonder it is stinking - otherwise there would be too many wanting to pick it...

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-03-13 21:25]

Acabo de ver tu galería y me ha fascinado las fotos tan maravillosas que vi; eran todas tan lindas que no sabía por cuál decidirme. Felicidades por tan bellas fotos. Un saludo. Sira.

Hi Jitti,
Excellent and very sharp image of this strange and beautiful flower. We have a species in my town similar to this one that is new to me. Good job!

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