Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Heart Macro ~ Rose Petal



Earlier in the summer, I had a bouquet of roses that were just gorgeous.  The petals were quite thick and the veins were very obvious.  When they were fully opened, they were 5-6 inches in diameter.  The odd thing about them was the lack of scent.  That is until they died and there was the most heavenly aroma throughout the house.  They also turned from a coral color to a beautiful shade of pinky rose and were just as beautiful as when they were alive.  I'm saving the other pictures for later!

I'm joining Studio Waterstone for I Heart Macro where 
you will find some incredible macro and close up photos each week!

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

24 comments:

  1. Oh Annette, you have done it again! You are so talented in selecting your subjects. I envy your ability to notice these things around you and see the potential. Just beautiful!

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  2. very nice, love how soft they look in your shot...

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  3. I totally love the veining. Great shots. It sounds like an awesome bouquet of roses. I hope they were given to you by someone you love!

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  4. amazing texture on the petals...looks almost like leather ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  5. I love those little petals. It's a shame the roses didn't give up their sweet scent until they died.

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  6. The veining is great...strange about the perfume!
    jenni

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  7. WOW look at that texture! Gorgeous!

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  8. Those are such great shots! great detail and texture in those pretty petals!

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  9. As everyone else is saying, the texture is amazing and so is the color! Gorgeous shots!

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  10. Annette, what an incredible macro shot that is! I can't wait to see the other photos of that lovely rose. Isn't it funny the way roses are scented??

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  11. Hello Annette,
    I hope you let them dry completely. It sounds as if they would retain some colour for a long time. Love the fleshy, almost leathery petal look.

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  12. Your pictures are amazing! I wish I had a camera/lens that would allow me to get that much texture and detail! I'm looking forward to seeing the other shots of them!!

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  13. How beautiful ! Such a perfectly formed rose and the petals do look very substantial, wonder what it's called?

    That's unusual about the fragrance appearing after the rose had faded away. Most of the time the hybrid rose is engineered for beauty and not so much for fragrance.

    Much like everyone else, I dream that I could take such wonderful macro shots.

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  14. It does look like it was a gorgeous healthy rose - the veins are awesome!

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  15. What a lovely shot! It's amazing how things don't 'act' like we expect them to.

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  16. Lovely...beautiful shot of the petals. Take care.

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  17. How unusual! Love the pics and I immediately noticed the beautiful veins even before reading your post.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful macro shots...Great color and detail!

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  19. So beautiful! You are incredibly talented.

    I love the way you said that once the flowers died, they gave off a heavenly scent. Death...heaven...lyrical imagery to match the lovely shot.

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  20. I've dried the last 3 rose bouquets I've received. They bring back nice memories.

    Lovely photos of a pretty pink rose. :)

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  21. Wow. I think I will look at roses a little closer from now on :)
    Beautiful shots!

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