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Exotic Beauty (30) : Blue Passion flower by Mark Billiau.

Exotic Beauty (30) : Blue Passion flower


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4.02.2011 at 8:00h
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The past years I made several visits to the conservatories of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium where 10.000 (!) plant and tree species originating from the tropics and the subtropics are growing in the greenhouses over there.

Thanks to the warm and moist climate in the conservatories and the intensive maintenance, it’s really amazing what an immense great variety of exotic flowers from all over the world can be seen there, even in the cold winter season !
Flowers whose natural habitat is situated in the rainforest, the mountain forest, isolated islands, deserts, etc……. Places that most of us will never or seldom visit.
Some of the flowers are very rare, extremely colourful or specially shaped.
Others were introduced in Europe by men and became a cultivated species or an ornamental houseplant.

I selected the –to my personal taste- most beautiful flowers that I saw there and made a series of them.


Dutch name : Blauwe Passiebloem
German name : Blaue Passionsblume
Latin name : Passiflora caerulea

Country of origin : Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay, Uruguay


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aline64, 4.02.2011 at 8:01h

Une belle fleur de la passion, si particulière et belle !

Christine Ge., 4.02.2011 at 8:22h

Die Blüte der Passionsblume sieht besonders ungewöhnlich und exotisch aus. Ihre Schönheit hast Du hervorragend eingefangen.
Gruß Tina

Susanne47, 4.02.2011 at 8:26h

Wunderschön, Kompliment und Grüessli Susanne

BRYAN CRUTE, 4.02.2011 at 8:30h

What an amazing flower Mark, superb details and vivid colours


Sylvia Schulz, 4.02.2011 at 8:44h

es ist immer wieder ein Erlebnis die Blüte der Pasionsblume bewundern zu können, top Schärfe und Farben,
es grüßt Dich Sylvia

vjdj, 4.02.2011 at 8:49h

A wonderful capture, well done!!! Greetings, vj

s. sabine krause, 4.02.2011 at 9:28h

a beautiful exotic wheel! great shot again, mark! greetings, sabine. p.s.: is this the flower that brings us the "passion fruit"?? probably not! the name must be just a coincidence…

Mohr Wilfried, 4.02.2011 at 9:58h

Superscharf tolles Licht
Gruß Wilfried

Ryszard Basta, 4.02.2011 at 10:34h

prawdziwe cacko
w barwach i jakosci fotki

Leo_nid, 4.02.2011 at 10:49h

wheel of fortune in floral disguise... amazing

Angelika Ritter, 4.02.2011 at 11:05h

stunning +++
lg angie

Massimo Gherardi, 4.02.2011 at 13:28h

One of the most beautiful flowers, a botanical masterpiece. Perfect sharpness and wonderful colours.
Best regards, Massimo

Rackerli, 4.02.2011 at 13:40h

absolutely great!! Colour and sharpness are perfekt!

Taabu, 4.02.2011 at 13:44h


Werner R. Albert, 4.02.2011 at 14:29h

Nature is the greatest artist !
What a perfect work of art.
Excellent presented, Mark.
best wishes

viola d, 4.02.2011 at 14:58h

A wheel of nature with violet spokes:) Very exotic and very beautiful. Cheers, Viola

Ushie Farkas, 4.02.2011 at 15:41h

Ich bin verzaubert, Mark!!! BRILLIANT!!!
Gruß Ushie

carinart, 4.02.2011 at 15:57h

Eine traumhaft schöne Blüte, fantastisch von dir fotografiert!
L.G. Karin

Vitória Castelo Santos, 4.02.2011 at 17:43h

Eine fantastische Aufnahme!
Ich wünsche euch ein schönes Wochenende .

Vera M. Shulga, 4.02.2011 at 18:21h

Perfect image of this awesome flower...

Bergjäger, 4.02.2011 at 18:35h

Ein fantastisches Gebilde ist diese Blume!!!
Super schön fotografiert von dir!
LG Bergjäger

Adele Oliver, 4.02.2011 at 19:39h

A most gorgeous Passion Flower. With your sharp macro image it is so easy to appreciate all those exotic stamens and layers of petals. Your image is a real treat .... also inspires me to try and grow a bush again this year.
greetings, Adele

CsomorLászló, 4.02.2011 at 19:44h

Incredible beauty ...

Josef Kainz, 4.02.2011 at 19:46h

Ein sehr schönes Foto

willy ombret, 4.02.2011 at 22:13h

Que c'est beau
willy ombret

hasszoom, 5.02.2011 at 4:37h

beautiful shoot

dirk van Appeldorn, 5.02.2011 at 7:57h

so pretty and so well taken

Heinz Janovsky, 5.02.2011 at 8:25h

Eine interessante Blüte, fein festgehalten.
Gruß Heinz

Rike-Tina, 5.02.2011 at 21:23h

...farbenfroh und sehr schön
lg von.....Rike

TeresaM, 5.02.2011 at 22:19h

Passiflore dans une grande et belle vision !
Superbe comme toutes les autres, Mark.
Amitiés & bon dimanche,

Alfredo Yanez, 5.02.2011 at 23:18h

Felicitaciones Mark, fantástica macro, muy buen trabajo!!!
Saludos buena luz!*

Inez Correia Marques, 6.02.2011 at 0:17h

yes, they are very exoctic Marc. Beautiful flowers

Pascal Viyer, 6.02.2011 at 1:15h

perfect work

la lune63, 6.02.2011 at 17:40h

Wonderful colours and great lighting,

Christian Bertero, 6.02.2011 at 18:35h

Bellissimo fiore ! +++++


Deryck, 6.02.2011 at 19:03h

This is such a beautiful flower! I have never seen this in real life, but it really is an eye-catcher

Silvia Simonato., 6.02.2011 at 22:45h

Bella flor y muy impactante imagen!!
Excelente trabajo!!
Saludos Silvia

aspectus, 7.02.2011 at 21:01h

Diese faszinierende Passiflora präsentierst du in einer excellenter Aufnahme!
Kompliment und viele Grüße Renate

Inge Stüwe, 11.02.2011 at 6:02h

Diese Blüte ist ein Kunstwerk der Natur, Du hast sie fantastisch fotografiert!!
Liebe Grüße

Miguel SR flowers, 14.02.2011 at 13:10h


Ursula Fliether, 15.02.2011 at 12:10h

This is my favourite flower and I had a lot of them.
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I like this photo. Regards, Ursula

dirk van egmond, 12.09.2011 at 11:35h

very nice , good sharpness and the colors are ok

gr Dirk

ALLWO, 21.02.2015 at 9:12h

Hallo Mark - Auch dieses eindrucksvolle Foto von
der Passionsblume ist Dir besonders gut gelungen -
Beste Grüße von Wolfgang

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