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Passion Dancer

Passion Dancer
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6), Flower Power, Passion Flower [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-02 0:32
Viewed: 6829
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From this perspective, this flower looks like a ballerina in her tutu to me.

Passion Flower
Passiflora incarnata

Passion flowers (Passiflora spp.) are perennial woody vines, mostly from tropical America but with a few species originating in Asia, Australasia and the Polynesian Islands. They climb through the supporting vegetation by means of coiled tendrils. Many of them have showy fragrant flowers and several produce edible fruits.

How did the passion flower get its name?

When Christian missionaries arrived in South America in the 16th century, they found a plant which they felt was a good omen for their mission. They called it the passion flower because to them it symbolized the death of Christ. The five sepals and five petals of the flower, which are similar in appearance, represent the disciples without Peter and Judas. The double row of colored filaments, known as the corona, signifies the halo around Christ's head or the crown of thorns. The five stamens and the three spreading styles with their flattened heads symbolize the wounds and the nails respectively. The vines tendrils resemble the whips used to scourge Christ.

Passion flowers grow wild in the southern part of the United States and in South America. In the southern USA, it is also commonly known as the maypop, the wild apricot and the ocoee. The last is the Indian name that has also been applied to the Ocoee River and valley.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-02 1:03]

One of my favourite flowers! Excellent shot! All the details are so vivid and the colours brilliant. Interesting notes!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-02 1:03]

Increible la hermosura de esta flor que has retratado, colores, formas...me gusta, buen trabajo, saludos Victor

Very good title and beautiful flower, Manyee!
Best regards

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-02 1:58]

What a nice "ballerina" ;-) I never see this flower in real. It is a quite impressive species. The colors are vivid and the sharpness is great. Bravo mon amie et merci !

Hello Manyee,
This is a fascinating flower, complex sturcture and colors. You show it well. TFS.

Hi Manyee.
This is very useful medical plant and it has very beauteful flowers as you let show us. You have done it very well, my friend. Very good, succesful. Conratulations dear Manyee.
With my best wishes, have a nice weekend.

wow, this is so pretty, manyee! :-)
excellent and great low pov from the side, wonderful colors
showing especially the 3 different colored rings in deep purple,
white and blue.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-02 4:18]

Hi manyee,

I like the POV and sharpness of this photo. Colors are bright and natural.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-02 4:52]

Excellent sharpness Manyee of this beautiful flower. We have them growing wild in some of our bushes too, but they are a pest really, as they begin to take over the area.
I do love her pretty ballet tutu - superb colours too. TFS

Hi Manyee,
what a lovely flower you have captured. The texture and colours are just beautiful. Well composed, good POV and details. I like the DOF too.
Well done.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-02 5:51]

Hi Manyee, beautiful cloe-up of this passion flower. I like the fact that you have the flower at an angle. The colours, exposure and lighting are excellent. Great work, TFS.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-09-02 14:15]

Hi Manyee,
Excelent details and a beautiful composition.
Great fresh colours of the blue and yellow.
Very well done and TFS

Hello Manyee!
Congrats, this is an excellent flower shot. I like it very much. Excellent sharpness, details, POF/DOF and wonderful colours too. This is an excellent composition. Thank you.

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-09-02 16:01]

Hi Manyee,
This is a great picture with excellent colours and perfect sharpness. The composition is also great TFS.

Do you still hang out with the Star Trek crew, Mani? 'Cause I can explain anybody else growing flowers like that.
To me it also inspires somehow an Cherokee war shield, but thats maybe the boy in me, unlike a "tutu" :)
Best regards,
Radu Xplorer

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-03 6:44]

Todas las imágenes donde aparece una Passiflora son bellas, pero esta tiene un hermoso POV y nitidez, además de un buen control de la luz.
Buen foco a pesar del DOF muy ajustado, que enfoca la totalidad de la flor.
Saludos... Ricardo

All the images where a Passiflora appears they are nice, but this it has a beautiful POV and clarity, besides a good one control of the light.
Good focus in spite of very adjusted DOF that focuses the entirety of the flower.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-03 12:35]

Hi Manyee,
Excellent Passion flower close-up.
I like your pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,note and frame.TFS

The first one of these things I ever remember seeing was when I stumbled across one growing in the wild. It was so unworldly I checked to see if was someone's manufactured plastic joke, but it wasn't. I thought maybe it was some sort of crossbreed mutation that was a one of a kinder, but when I showed the picture to my wife and she instantly recognized it I was actually a little bummed. Great shot you've got of this one!

Nice colors and details.
Excellent composition.
Good info notes.
Well done, Manyee.


Hi Manyee,
Such a beautiful flower. No matter how many times you see it, it just keeps me stunned. Your POV is beautiful and I like what you see in the flower. Great colors and excellent sharpness.

I love the diagonal tilt to the flower in the frame, the focus perfect really shows off this lovely flower. I've never seen one before in person, WOW such a dramatic flower!

This passion flower is beautiful. They are so intricate in design. Great color and defination.

What an amazing flower ManYee. Were did you take this? It is a wonderfully sharp imge with great saturation and nicely presented!


Evelynn : )

Hi Manyee
Your passion flower is so strange and so beautiful that looks fake.Lucky you shot something so extraordinary to me.
So clear shot and so beautiful POV.
TFS and see you

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-09-08 19:42]

Hello Manye,
Great colors and details. Really impressive flower. TFS Donald

This is a gorgeous shot!!! The colors and detail is perfect! Thank you for sharing this amazing shot.

Hi Manyee real good macro shoot on a very interisting and unknow flower for me,great DOF and sharpness great done.Wonderfull colours.

Amazing Flower, very nice.

Hi Manyee,
Excellent macro, very fine details and bursting with vivid colors. TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-07 4:26]

Manyee, This is astounding shot. Lovely the colors are brilliant and vibrant. All in the shot is perfect. TFS Well done Ganesh PT,...Tmrw...

That's a fascinating flower. Great symetry in the angle you took. Nicely done.

Excellent picture of a this magnificent flower. Not to mention, although i cant find succcessfull studies so often, it is a photogenic one to hunt.

Wow!! The picture of a lonely flower is seldom so dynamic!! The bright contrasting colours and the shape of the flower makes this an excellent shot. Great work.

Hello Manyee.

Excellent macro, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2008-10-23 8:22]

ıt is really great!!!!

Hello Manyee,
Beautiful macro shot of Passion flower. Excellent sharpness, details & POV.

In this angle, it is more beautiful. The colours and lighting is perfect. Congratulations Manyee.

fabulous shot , lovely macro, beautiful colors

Beautiful composition and nice notes. I really love overall combination like POV and color rendition the most.
Thanks for sharing.

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