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Stinking Passion Flower


Stinking Passion Flower
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 7:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
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The Foetid Passion Flower or Stinking Passion Flower (Passiflora foetida), also known as the Wild Maracuja or Running Pop, is a creeping vine which has an edible fruit and leaves that have a mildly rank aroma. It is native to northern South America and the West Indies; it can also be found in South East Asian countries like Vietnam and on Hawaii.


Passiflora foetida leavesThe stems are thin, wiry and woody, covered with sticky yellow hairs. The leaves are three- to five-lobed and viscid-hairy. They give off an unpleasant odour when crushed. The flowers are white to pale cream coloured, about 5-6 cm diameter. The fruit is globose, 2-3 cm diameter, yellowish-orange to red when ripe, and has numerous black seeds embedded in the pulp; the fruit are eaten and the seeds dispersed by birds.

The bracts of this plant serve as insect traps, but it is as yet unknown whether the plant digests and gains nourishment from the trapped insects or if it merely uses the bracts as a defensive mechanism to protect its flowers and fruit. This is still an issue of debate and research among carnivorous plant enthusiasts.

This passion flower tolerates arid ground, but favours wet areas. It is known to be an invasive species in some areas.

The fruits are kumquat sized with a thin, scarlet red shell surrounding a blush-white pulp, mildly sweet, delicately flavored. Young leaves and plant tips are edible. Dry leaves are used in tea in Vietnamese folk medicine to relieve sleeping problems.

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Hi Foozi
Very interesting and beautiful flower.Nice close up.Fantastic sharpnes and details,awesome colours and great kontrast.
TFS
Regards
Andrzej

Hi Foozi,

I think one cant beat the perfection in the shot, great colors, lighting and focus.

TFS,

Sreya

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-04-05 10:27]

Salam Foozi
Excellent micro shot with detail, sharpness and color.
Tin Soe

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-04-05 10:37]

Hi Foozi, excellent macro here. The colours of the flower and the details are perfect. I love it. Compliments, Adele

Hello!
Miraculous flower!
Excellent POV and wonderful close-up.
Nice macro,beautiful light,colours and good sharpness.
Very good note.
Greetings
Tadeusz

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2009-04-05 11:23]

Hello,
beautiful flower, excellent details,
thank God, we can not smell it
regards
Ryszard

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-04-05 11:34]

Hi Foozi!
Excellent close-up!
beautiful light,colours and good sharpness,
impressive clarity,and nice texture!
Compliments and TFS
Kostas

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-04-05 14:25]

HI Foozi
Gorgeous, I just love the lighting you have on this flower and the isolation with all those green wet leaves.
The center of the flower really stands out
Dot

A number of your shots are of unusual (for me) flowers. I particularly like the macro shots that almost make a flower abstract. The vibrant colors and intricate shapes are always a joy to look at. This looks more delicate than I think is really is. I didn't have luck with my passion flower plant years ago.

Thanks,
Jim

Beautiful flower very well captured. Good notes. TFS
warm regards
David

Hi Foozi
Wonderful capture and macro
Amazing details and colors
Take care
Burak

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-04-06 18:45]

hi Foozi

Good sharp macro of well exposed flower. You managed well by shooting down although it is not easy, a nice job done!

tfs, bill

Hi Foozi
Very interesting and beautiful flower.Excellent micro shot with detail, sharpness and color.
Nice macro,beautiful light,colours and good sharpness.
**MAB**

Hello Foozi,
excellent macro,
The clarity is great,
And the colors are perfect,
TFS,
Vaibhav...

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-04-08 1:05]

Hi Foozi,
beautiful flower and presentation.Perfect clarity.TFS.Necla.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-04-08 11:16]

Ciao Foozi


Delicate texture in the petals, sharp fine details!
I like the centralized composition, concentrating all attention on the flower...
Well done on the macro work with accurate DoF, good light makes the colours stand out very well!

Greetings,

Sergio

Hi Foozi

Superb macro. Wonderful colours of flower and leaves, sharpness in all details. Great light, wonderful flower.
Regards.
Elisabete

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