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Incredible Rose

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 31 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This just might be the most outstanding of all of Ellie's roses this year. The light purple that you see in the background is the hydrangeas you saw yesterday (the heat shriveled all of the blossoms; no amount of water could save them). The mesh in the photograph is a window screen.

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NIKON D300 1/200 second F/3.5 ISO 800 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Gorgeous! And I love that screen texture!

31 Jul 2009 5:31am

@Dulcie: Thanks.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just superbe!!!!

31 Jul 2009 5:32am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love that background.

31 Jul 2009 6:04am

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

nice macro with a nice background

31 Jul 2009 6:25am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

What a beauty!! I "see" you in a few weeks! Bye!

31 Jul 2009 7:13am

zOOm from Paris, France

This one really looks at its best ! An explosion of colors Jack ! Petals like velvet.

31 Jul 2009 7:46am

@zOOm: Merci, Flo.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Beautiful rose for my eyes !! kisses

31 Jul 2009 8:00am

@Peggy M.: For your eyes, indeed, dear Peggy!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow great tones

31 Jul 2009 8:00am

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

This transparency and colors are like a painting ! Your composition with the glass is superb and background well done ! A very beautiful photo !

31 Jul 2009 8:28am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci, Marie.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

digital vision.. excellent processing.

31 Jul 2009 8:32am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Fantástica foto! te a quedado muy bien con ese fondo

31 Jul 2009 8:48am

@Isidro: Gracias.

kim from Manila, Philippines

i love how the flower seems to be glowing, yet the flower itself is a little dark

31 Jul 2009 9:51am

Marie from FRESNES, France

wouaw, que de belles couleurs !!!

31 Jul 2009 10:34am

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Awesome! This one looks like a painting with a quite different background. Well done!

31 Jul 2009 11:24am

@Mithun Varma: Thank you.

Mary from PA, United States

Gorgeous as always Jack!! Love that screen background! I had that happen once, has a nice textured affect.

31 Jul 2009 12:22pm

@Mary: Thanks, dear Mary.

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Magnifiques couleurs et lumière !

31 Jul 2009 2:06pm

@Irene: Merci.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Absolutely stunning! Both the rose and the photograph! Do you know the name of the rose?

31 Jul 2009 2:15pm

@Tracy: Thanks. No, I don't.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

What a gorgeous shot Jack....the rose is perfection, and just the simplicity of it sitting in that glass, with the fabulous background you got!!! Definitely plus 5 stars today!!!!

31 Jul 2009 2:36pm

@Susan: Merci, my dear.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice! The screen makes an interesting background pattern. The rose is luminous!

31 Jul 2009 2:54pm

@PD: Thanks, PD.

Don from spokane, United States

I like this side view of the rose. Wonderful vibrant colors. A beauty!

31 Jul 2009 3:01pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Excellent shot. The screen gave it an interesting background as well. Wow.

31 Jul 2009 3:04pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Super shot and processing.

31 Jul 2009 4:08pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice shot, i like the colors and tones

31 Jul 2009 4:23pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super processing !

31 Jul 2009 4:28pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Incredible processing :)

31 Jul 2009 4:45pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Ha Sweeeeeeet

31 Jul 2009 5:38pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

your "background" is sumptuous and points out the flower, jack! !

31 Jul 2009 5:47pm

k@ from Paris, France

Sooooooooo romanticcccccccccc !
The transparency and the backdrop ? Wow and wow !

31 Jul 2009 6:49pm

@k@: Thanks, Karine. I had been on pins and needles waiting for days for the results of some medical tests (good results); so my honey put this gorgeous rose in a bud vase next to the recliner where I often sit.

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, happy to hear you're ok, and if you Hon' did that I got it : even mooore romantic ;/

31 Jul 2009 7:05pm

@k@: Thank you, Karine. Two old farts still head over heels in love.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very good compose !

31 Jul 2009 7:19pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Wow--looks like the flower petals are on fire and glowing from within! Love it. I also love the screen behind it and how that adds such a great texture to the image. I have a photo I took several weeks back of a yellow rose in front of a window screen but I was never happy with how to crop it so have not posted it. Maybe I will post it for tomorrow since you have inspired me. Tell your wife it is a stunning flower!!

31 Jul 2009 7:40pm

@Claudia: Thank you. Stunning flower; not unlike my stunning wife. On the cropping, decisions, decisions!

Mohsen from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

great colors, nice pattern at the back and I love the way u focused on ur object... well done bro... ;)

31 Jul 2009 7:57pm

@Mohsen: Thank you.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is a fantastic shot, Jack, but I am so sorry about Ellie's hydrangeas.
Your weather was brutal, but hopefully is getting back to a more normal temperature.

31 Jul 2009 9:02pm

@Judy: It has been amazing to me how most of our plants with plenty of water have weathered the heat quite well. We are now back to normal summer, warm days and cool nights.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

PS: 5 stars!

31 Jul 2009 9:03pm

Jen from St. George, United States

I really like the texture provided by the window screen!! You should use it as a backdrop more!! It's really cool!! :)

31 Jul 2009 9:22pm

@Jen: Thanks, Jen.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Such a beauty!

31 Jul 2009 11:14pm

Ajay from Pune, India

I simply love the background created to this rose. Really a beautiful composition.

1 Aug 2009 2:50am

@Ajay: Thanks, friend.

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

really, really superb! The texture in the glass, the bokeh of the green background, all makes that rose look brilliant! Nicely done

1 Aug 2009 3:26am

@Betsy Barron: Thanks, Betsy.

flyingwind风飞扬 from Tai yuan, China

So fantastic and splendid that I couldn't stopping appreciation!!!

1 Aug 2009 4:05am

@flyingwind风飞扬: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding! The screen added an excellent texture and enhanced the bokeh. I love the transparency of the glass, and that rose is stunning.
I am really caught up in the beauty of this image. Great one, Jack.

1 Aug 2009 4:37am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I took tons of shots at different times of the day, experimenting with different lighting. All of the shots were taken with available light. (I sometimes use flash but really prefer not using it.)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It's gorgeous! Lovely composition with great colors ... the rose is almost translucent, wonderful!

1 Aug 2009 7:02am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Incredible indeed. Bravo to you and to Ellie!

1 Aug 2009 9:10am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Exquisite light, and wonderful textured background... I like the light trough the petals.

1 Aug 2009 9:50am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

It is a beauty, that's for sure! Very original background you chose! Bravo

1 Aug 2009 11:38pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

a very stunning image.. well done...

2 Aug 2009 11:29am

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Great rose shot! The screen background is really different and effective. It's a winner!

2 Aug 2009 2:14pm

@Bob Towery: Would love to see you join Am3; viewing your photos each day would be a real treat.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Interesting effect with the screen. Lovely rose!!

5 Aug 2009 3:05pm