Pink Rosebud

Pink rosebud popping through greenery

  • Sue 8y

    Gorgeous!!!! love the soft focus and the droplets....exquisite photo.
  • Marshmallowman2008 8y

    I must agree, the soft focus was the first thing I noticed. It really helps to capture the feeling of the photo. It almost seems like a woman looking through teary eyes at a rose from the man she loves. Well Done.

  • Ambreen 8y

    Gorgeous indeed. I see so many flower macro shots, one would think I'd get tired, and at times I even do, but when you are faced with one executed so brilliantly what else can do but bow down and accept it for what it is? Incomparable in treatment, no wonder so many people try to achieve the hiatus? Well I think you've succeeded in capturing a beautiful composition here.

    I know for macros the background is blurred out in order to emphasize the subject focused, in this case the rose. And it IS lovely, but I must say that the background, it's softness and tonal quality is something that really impressed me here. I love how smooth the background is, and I think it was important that it were so because the flower's shade isn't all that stark in contrast, so it really helps a lot to have such a smooth and even background. The DOF is just an absolute wonder.

    I love the shade of this rose, like I've said, it's soft, in fact this whole composition is a bit on the soft side and I like that. I am impressed by how well you able to catch the droplets...looks to me like an early morning shot, and I'm gazing at a very FRESH rose.

    The ONLY issue that I have with this shot is the color composition on the top, and you can't really be held responsible because it was probably there and you have a pretty tight crop as it is....but it unfortunately is a bit distracting. It could be just me regardless, very impressive shot! =D

  • Federico Casares 8y

    Hey, lovely picture! This image talks a lot about softness... The bokeh in the background, the soft focus in the foreground, the subject... Everything talks about softness, about tenderness... The little drops on the surface of the rose (morning dew?), the perfection of its shape, the leaves, the clean and soft background, everything is perfect! Congratulations on taking a flower macro to a next step! And congratulations for not boosting the saturation to the sky (everyone would be tempted to do that), because it would had ruined the mood of the picture!

  • Ellen McAllister 8y

    Somebody above said that they didn't like the line on the top, but I think that I like it. I kinda frames it. You have that on top and the green on the bottom. The soft focus is breathetaking!

  • rmissy5555 8y

    i love the water droplets. they are a great bonus detail. the softness of the pink is very pretty
  • Brad 8y

    Can i just cut and paste batedbreath's comments? I think she copied off of my paper. Nevermind that she commented first....

    Anyway, this shot gives new life to a somewhat tired and worn out subject... macro shots of flowers. I personally love to take shots like this, but it can get old to see. Not is this case. You took great care in capturing this rose just right. The dof and the post processing (if any) really come together to make that darling pink rose just pop. The subtle hints at it's stem and leaves are perfect. With the exception of the stripe of a different color along the top, this is an absolute perfect capt
    ure. Well done.
  • jim270. 8y

    Wonderful shot with perfect bokeh!

    Please add this photo to Master Photos group
    Invited with SOS
  • T Mann 6mo

    very lovely - exceptional
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Taken on January 13, 2008
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