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Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora caerulea
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Copyright: Hernan Ernesto Bortondello (nanreh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-22
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife on a golf course - Chapter 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-03-27 13:56
Viewed: 1710
Points: 20
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Photo story:

This photograph is once again the award for record of the nature photographers. Routinely ran a road that brings me to my work, when I could observe a dragonfly perched on a bush with red berries. With my hand I run some sheets that prevented me see him well, and then ... Surprise! Appears before my eyes and stunned awe, pride "Pasionaria" flower, which had its branches tangled in the branches of the bush.


Passiflora caerulea , commonly called passion fruit , "Pasionaria"; burucuyá ( names derived from the Guarani) , Passiflora , passion flower or blue passionflower, is a vine native species of southern South America : Paraguay , Argentina , Bolivia , Brazil, Uruguay and Peru . It is popular with gardeners because of its intricate, scented flowers. It is a woody vine able to climb to 15-20 m in height, if you have trees or some other item available for support. It has alternate leaves , palmate, penta- lobed like an open hand (sometimes varies from three to seven lobes) , 10-18 cm in length and width. The base of each leaf has a flagellate curled tendril 5-10 cm long, allowing you to go pretending to support vegetation . The flower is complex , about 10 cm in diameter, with five sepals and petals similar in appearance, whitish sobremontados a corolla blue or violet filaments , green 5 yellow stamens , three purple stigmas. In tropical climates blooms all year. The fruit is an oval yellowish berry orange 6 cm long. by 4 cm diameter containing many seeds. This fruit is the food of mammals and birds which disperse the seeds .

Its common name "Pasionaria" is due to the unusual shape of the flowers has been of association with the Christian symbolism of the Passion of Jesus: his three floral stigmas representing the three used to nail Jesus to the cross nails , the ovary and its stalk represent the chalice of the Last Supper, the five anthers represent the five wounds ; corolla represents the Holy crown , the ten ' petals ' (actually five petals and sepals) the apostles (except Judas Iscariot the traitor and Peter the denier ) old leaves also represent the hands of those who persecuted him, and the new leaves , the tip of the spear used to stab him, and the tendrils the whips of those who beat him.

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Hello Mr.,
照的清晰 很漂亮的花朵
這個花我也曾照過 不過還是你照的很棒 非常細膩也非常的漂亮
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗 花朵也很漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-27 16:16]

Hi Hernan,great way to take this flower,common in my country too,i like the imposing perspective and the very bright colors,fine details everywhere too,2 points and 2 beers for you..ehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-27 18:06]

Hello Hernan,
I was fortunate to see one of these gorgeous flowering plants in Costa Rica two years ago. You have definitely shown this beautiful bloom off in fine fashion. Perfectly composed shot allowing us to view all the unique features and colors that make up this Passion flower. A photographers dream image!!

The Passion Flower is native to your continent, Hernan, and I'm always fascinated with its unique shape and colours.
This is a brilliant presentation of it from an apt perspective.
I was pleasantly surprised to find this flower in a Himalayan valley two years ago and captured it with utmost delight. Some flower enthusiast had perhaps got it planted there. How he had done it was a mystery for me.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-28 9:51]

Hello Hernan,
Although the background is a bit busy, this is a very nice macro of this Passion Flower. I know this as a garden flower, not winter hard.
Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Beautiful blue sky in the background.

Bonsoir Hernan,
Le cadrage me paraît un peu trop large mais le sujet est tout de même très bien valorisé dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Hernan
great sharpness and beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-03-28 13:17]

Bonjour Hernan,
Very nice surprise to have found this marvellous flower symbolic for the passion of Christ. Interesting that it flowers around Eastern time. Very fine picture against the blue sky. The small ant on the flower is a plus too.
Un grand merci!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-03-29 11:54]

Halo Hernan,
Superb work ..
Beautiful colours good composition and sharpness details.
Have nice weekend,

Hello Hernan,
Thank you very much my friend. That is way may be I could not sleep without posing a photo in TrekNature ...If I could not have received your such comments.

I am bit surprised to see same flower with same "ant" in your country also. Please Look

This I found in remote place in a small city in India called Bhubaneswar and I am sure that was not planted as such.


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