A rose of May

Kissed by the first ray of the sun at dawn. Back lit in my garden.

What technical feedback would you like if any? Any thanks

What artistic feedback would you like if any? Any thanks

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D 850, Nikkor 200mm macro - 1/15, f/16, ISO 200 - Two shots merged manually in PS levels for the DOF - Back lit

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I like what you’ve done here; the glow is quite nice.

I love the light coming through the petals. You might want to try bringing up the center of the rose slightly.


The sharpness of the petal edges provides a wonderful play of lines, Gigi - the whole image having a sense of awakening to a new dawn. Lovely !!

Superb lighting, as always, Gigi. I love the way you make this rose glow. Excellent image.

The back lighting is wonderful! Make the rose glow and enhances the design that the rose petals provide. Your garden provides you with great subjects and lighting. Keep taking us on a virtual tour.