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Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit
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Copyright: Richard Beghin (ricx) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 43] (241)
Genre: Plants
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2011-09-10
Catégories: Flowers
Exposition: f/3.4, 1/80 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2011-09-12 0:53
Vue: 3436
Points: 18
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The flower of the Passion Fruit is always so delicate and intricate. Its amazing design to attract bugs and bees. It is pretty much like humans advertising to attract the market.. This bug has certainly been attracted.. I loved how it "posed" on the edge of the petal.
whats Wiki Say:

Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to Paraguay, Brazil and northern Argentina (Corrientes and Misiones provinces, among others).[1] Common names include Passion fruit (UK and US), Passionfruit (Australia and New Zealand), Granadilla (Germany,[2] South Africa, where 'passion fruit' is also, but less frequently used, and South America, although in Costa Rica and Colombia, Granadilla is a completely different fruit), Grenadille, or Couzou (France),[3] Pasiflora (Israel), Parchita (Venezuela), Parcha (Puerto Rico), Maracudja (French Guiana), Maracuja (Italy, Germany),[4] Maracujá (Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay), Maracuyá (Peru, Colombia, Panama), Chinola (Dominican Republic), Lilikoi (Hawaiian), Magrandera Shona (Zimbabwe), Markisa (Indonesian), and Lạc tiên, Chanh dây or Chanh leo (Vietnamese). It is cultivated commercially in frost-free areas for its fruit and is widely grown in India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Peru, California, Florida, Haiti, Hawaii, Argentina, Australia, East Africa, Mexico, Israel, Costa Rica, South Africa and Portugal (Azores and Madeira). The passion fruit is round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit can be grown to be eaten or for its juice, which is often added to other fruit juices to enhance the aroma. The fruit shown are mature for juicing and culinary use. For eating right out of the fruit, the fruit should be allowed to wrinkle for a few days to raise the sugar levels and enhance the flavor.

The two types of passion fruit have clearly differing exterior appearances. The bright yellow variety of passion fruit, which is also known as the Golden Passion Fruit, can grow up to the size of a grapefruit, has a smooth, glossy, light and airy rind, and has been used as a rootstock for the Purple Passion Fruit in Australia.[5] The dark purple passion fruit is smaller than a lemon, though it is less acidic than the yellow passion fruit, and has a richer aroma and flavor.[6] In Colombia, the purple passion fruit is referred to as "gulupa", to distinguish it from the yellow maracuyá.

The purple varieties of the fruit have been found to contain traces of cyanogenic glycosides in the skin.[7]

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Ciao Richard, great macro of fantastic flower with lovely guest, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Richard,
Very nice close-up of this flower with a little bug, beautiful colours and very good details sharpness,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Hello Richard
Interesting and ravely photo,fine composition and colors,and good background and lighting.

Hi Richard, Wow what a beautiful and extraordinary flower here my friend, fabulous sharpness and detail with maximum depth, impressive exposure control under the harsh available light, Good bonus point/Bug ehehe.:), great effort Richard and well done,
Best regards,


Bonjour Richard,
Publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet malgré un cadrage un peu trop serré et un éclairage qui me semble un peu trop fort sur les zones blanches.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-09-12 13:04]

Hello dear Richard! How are you?
There is so many time I think to upload a flower of passion fruit and I see that you did that nicely! NIce colors and so many good details.The little bettle is a lovely bonus!I hope to be able to get a pic from this beautiful flower as soon as possible!Many congrats and TFS!
Regards from,
PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

Buen detalle de esta espectacular flor que yo tengo en mi casa!
Interesante y atractivo el detalle del insecto. Buena luz y colores.
Saludos Richard: J. Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2740 W: 280 N: 4919] (19859)
  • [2011-09-14 19:27]

Hello Richard,
Simply gorgeous flower and a cute little stink bug to go along with it. The colors are intricate design of this particular bloom is awesome. Wonderful detail and just the right exposure. I really like the vertical composition and great notes.

Hello Richard,

Exquisite photo ... a plus with the immature True Bug (family Pentastomidae). Sometimes called the "Tarnished plant bug". Incredible DOF ... How did you do it? What was your approximate distance from your focal plain to the top of the flower?

Have a grea day,


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