Carolina Rose

Image made in an Arboretum in Madison, WI

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Pertinent technical details or techniques:

Canon 7DIi + 180/3.5 + tripod
f/16, 1/40, ISO 640
Canon DPP4, PSCC, Nik Detail extractor and tonal contrast
A small crop to the right.
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OK, Ravi. Now I have to go find one of our wild roses to see if it has that really cool frosted look to the stigmas. I think you put your focus plane in just the right position. Beautiful detail where needed and just enough softer elsewhere to focus attention with out making it obvious. I also like the placement of the flower center…

Ravi: Ditto what Dennis said. Beautiful color palette and a fine comp. :+1: :+1:>=))>

Thanks Dennis for your comments. The arrangement of filaments and anthers around the stigma is so captivating that I spent more time enjoying looking at them than taking pictures. The light was perfect so it was part luck.

A beautiful flower very well captured, Ravi. I like the fading of the petals into softness as offsetting the central stamens; my only personal preference might be for a little more room at the top, but this is lovely as is.