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The Last Rose of Summer

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 21 September 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This flower reminds me of Winton Marsalis's lovely rendtition of "The Last Rose of Summer."

OFF TO THE COAST early this morning. Back late tomorrow. Limited online access.

NIKON D700 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 400 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

And what a beauty it is! Wonderful photo and the red colors are just great ... not too saturated and beautiful details in the petals.

21 Sep 2009 5:16am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The last perfect rose of summer. Well done.

21 Sep 2009 5:23am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

And a perfect one! beautiful!

21 Sep 2009 5:27am

Irene from France

Perfect beauty ! Bye bye the rose, bye bye summer

21 Sep 2009 5:32am

Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

Great red on this rose ! Very nice Jack !

21 Sep 2009 5:42am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful commentary on the end of the season.
Photographically speaking, it has been a rich and abundant summer, hasn't it!

21 Sep 2009 5:51am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Great clariry and colors. This DOF is very efective here.

21 Sep 2009 6:09am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A stunning and really beautiful picture Jack! I love this composition and the deep red...well done!

21 Sep 2009 6:33am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Beautifully done!

21 Sep 2009 6:51am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars

21 Sep 2009 7:54am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Stunning shot Jack!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

21 Sep 2009 8:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful, love the red colour..

21 Sep 2009 8:13am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Incredible colour. Very good macro

21 Sep 2009 9:43am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful color and composition !

21 Sep 2009 9:48am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Soft, clear, beautiful color and DOF, Jack. * * * * *

21 Sep 2009 11:11am

kerfendal from Paris, France

the last but not the least :))

21 Sep 2009 11:40am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Elegant shot, perfect dof.

21 Sep 2009 12:41pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

And it's a blessing, so so beautiful, bravo Jack!

21 Sep 2009 1:54pm

tara from California, United States

wow, am gobsmacked by the beauty of this photo john and i love flowers.

21 Sep 2009 2:21pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

A gorgeous rose shot, to be sure. Wonderful color and DOF here. Well done!

21 Sep 2009 2:23pm

Don from spokane, United States

A spectacular blossom with a fine touch of green beside it. A fine shot.

21 Sep 2009 2:30pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

The last rose of summer is incredibly beautiful! Fantastic capture of the color! Bravo!

21 Sep 2009 2:42pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Just a perfect clear and is fantastic...5 stars from me!

21 Sep 2009 3:11pm

Gina from Portugal

Perfect shot.Very nice red color....5 stars

21 Sep 2009 3:42pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Who could possibly resist the beauty of a rose...fantastic capture..nice rich color..5 stars my friend

21 Sep 2009 4:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Glorious ! Imagine, I got the same bouquet of roses yesterday from my son :))

21 Sep 2009 4:31pm

@MARIANA: Good for your son. He must love his mom very much!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And a beautiful rose it is. Perfect shot, Jack.

21 Sep 2009 4:31pm

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Jack, you are the master of flower imagery!! This is another lovely addition to your portfolio.

21 Sep 2009 4:51pm

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill. Am waiting to hear about your experience with your D300s. You are the first person that I know who has one. I love my D300; the only way that I find my D700 to be superior is in low light situations (where you can really crank up the ISO without noise). A plus for the D300 is that the in camera Sensor Cleaning system seems to work very well. I have found it to be next to worthless for the D700. When I first got my D700, I kept the same lens on it from the beginning and the sensor (low pass filter) still picked up dust that the in camera sensor cleaner wouldn't eliminate. Less than 6 weeks later, after going in and cleaning it, it has more specks of dust.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

beautiful -- so sad summer has already come to a close...! but a lovely way to celebrate the end!!

21 Sep 2009 5:11pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks for all of your kind comments on my recent photos.

LauraS from Chico, United States

I can't believe you captured that color so intensely and perfectly. So hard to do. It's lovely.

21 Sep 2009 5:33pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

last but a very beautiful one too... amazing shot!!

21 Sep 2009 5:56pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wow ,a very red beauty !! jack !
friendships !

21 Sep 2009 6:05pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Wonderful red flower! Great shot!

21 Sep 2009 6:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful rich color in this rose that you have captured! I love the vignetting that you have added as well.

21 Sep 2009 7:08pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

oooh it's wonderful, I love this color !

21 Sep 2009 8:00pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! The quality of light is amazing! Did you use a fill in flash for this shot? The rose looks like velvet. Superb!

21 Sep 2009 8:13pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. No fill flash; just lovely natural light.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Best for last? Great lighting; that red really burns.

21 Sep 2009 8:26pm

AEparker from Norfolk, United States

Nice color! Good light... I love it...

21 Sep 2009 8:29pm

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

amazing macro!

21 Sep 2009 9:19pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! Amazing shot! I love the selective focus. Great tones and POV. Well done

21 Sep 2009 9:36pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully shot Jack, and beautifully processed....It really pops off the screen.......Now a question, since I just had my sensor cleaned over the weekend......If you kept the same lens on the did dust still get to the sensor???? I thought it's pretty well "sealed" with a lens on the camera.....or am I wrong about that?

21 Sep 2009 10:26pm

@Susan: Must have gotten in when I put the lens on. People with D3s complain about sensor dust all of the time. And that camera has the best seals of any Nikon.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Beautiful captured Rose with wonderful detail and the color is superb. I have the D300 as well and have the same complaint with dust on the sensor. I also noticed more often than not that Nikon dose not like the color red..however the rose is just beautiful.

21 Sep 2009 11:20pm

@LCImagery: Actually my dust problem is with my D700. I've even sent it to a Nikon approved service center (Associated Camera Repair in Portland), and the spots remain. None of us can see anything on the low pass filter (which is what you clean); so probably something has gotten behind it. Oh well, I only notice it on things like sky shots narrower than f/9; I've decided to just heal it out and move on. As for my D300, I've only had to open up the camera for cleaning once in almost 2 years; then a simple blower did the job.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

gorgeous 5 stars

22 Sep 2009 12:01am

Barbara from Florida, United States

The color is outstanding. Absolutley perfect. A beautiful last rose.

22 Sep 2009 3:00am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning! Wow!

22 Sep 2009 5:23am

missparis from PARIS, France

Merci pour cette superbe rose

22 Sep 2009 9:17am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(an old West Wales boy), Germany

A classic red rose shot,wonderful !!

22 Sep 2009 1:46pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Beautiful light and color. Nicely processed.

23 Sep 2009 9:52pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States's like I'm wearing 3D glasses, it's just coming right out of the frame, right off my monitor and straight at me. Spectacular!

28 Sep 2009 1:49am