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Ziziphus spina-christi

Ziziphus spina-christi
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 11 N: 2350] (43438)
Genre: Plants
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2008-08-27
Catégories: Trees
Exposition: f/32, 1/250 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2008-09-18 0:57
Vue: 7172
Points: 24
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Christ's Thorn (Ziziphus spina-christi) is an East Mediterranean - Saharo-Arabian species. Its relatives grow mainly in Africa and a few in S Asia. If u look carefully u can see two spines in each joint - one is erect and the other is hooked. According to Christain tradition this is the plant that was used for Christ's thorny crown. Actually it is probably wrong because the tree doesn't grow spontaneously in Jerusalem, it is found only in the lowlands, either westwards towards the coast or eastwards towards the Rift Valley (Dead Sea). In this picture u can see the flowers, the small-globose fruits are edible, either fresh or dried.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-09-18 1:05]

Hi Ori!

Lovely Christ's Thorn shot with nice black background.

Another of my favourite bushy plants expertly photographed and displayed like a digital herbarium specimen Ori. We used to call this plant "Paliurus spina-christi", another of those name changes on priority, no doubt.

Bonjour Ori,
Très belle macro avec une bonne opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Ori,

A great macro shot with excellent details. The flowers look similar to olive trees flowers. TFS.



green and black colors contrasting greatly. This is great for beautiful thorny plants. Composition with flowers and focus great. TFS, best wishes, Ori.

Hello Ori!
Very nice capture with good contrast and black BG.
TFS and best regards,


Very well detailed pic of the subject. I like the dark BG and the lighting in the image. It is very sharp and detailed and you also have a good POV that allows the subject to be displayed very well.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-19 1:24]

hi ori,
very beautiful image of this christ's thorn, perfect composition showing the leaves and flowers. good to know about this plant with the help of your comments. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2008-09-19 4:54]

hello Ori,
I knew about the existence of this plant, but I never had seen it. I'm very grateful that you show it here with a simple and most beautiful picture.
Thanks and best regards

Hello Ori.
I liked this!
A pleasant visual, with contrast de tonality very interesting.
The dark background is perfect here.
This image holds the attention!
Well done!
José Roberto

Hello Ori,

Interesting note, nice photo showing the wicked-looking recurved thorns.


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-10-08 5:52]

Excellent capture of even the smallest details as the thorns Dear Ori. Your amazing background stands out as usual. Thanks for the great note too.

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