Smell the Roses

I’m doing a lot of macro in my back yard lately since sheltering in place. Luckily my rose bush has just started blooming. I wanted to emphasize the wavy layers of petals and I added a texture at low opacity to give it a dreamy look. It’s quite pale all around, but it is the way I perceive this light and fluffy flower. Taken with my macro 100 mm lens at ISO2.8.

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A lovely, soft and dreamy look indeed, Kathy. I like how the upper and lower petals fade, with the curves of the central petals giving a nice focal point to the composition. A beautiful image !

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Gorgeous shot with great detail on the edges!

Kathy: I really like your DOF/POF choice here and the soft monochromatic color palette. Well seen and captured. >=))>

Kathy, this looks great. Maybe it the ornery little boy lurking, but I really want to very gently brush a finger down the edges of the petals that show so sharply here. The final oof “wave” at the top complements the layered curves very well.

This is delectable, Kathy. I love the feel of this image with it’s light and dreamy look, yet it retains the undeniable look of a rose. Very well done.

Very soft and moody image. Gives the viewer a gentle take on the beautiful rose petals. Well done.