Friday, June 5, 2015

Red is the Rose

Red is the Rose
This was taken in my garden the same day as my last post.  I call this a common landscape rose bush, but have no idea what the actual name is.  It stands about 4-5 feet tall, and has a riot of these small blooms covering the branches.  When I look at it from a  distance, it is just a bright, red blur, with no distinct features.  

I love how a photograph can isolate, enlarge and draw attention to the details and beauty of one single bloom.  

(You might think this was taken with a macro lens, but I used a telephoto lens and I was standing several feet away from the flower.) 

11 comments:

Gwen said...

Well done! Water droplets always a gorgeous touch. :)

ADRIAN said...

I do use a 400mm for close ups usually with extension tubes. It is much harder than using the 100mm macro lens that will focus to infinite but better for flying insects. It is only macro at a foot focal length but I don't count unless I am putting a scale on.
It's a grand shot.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful shot! Love how you captured the water droplets on the petals.

Ruth Hiebert said...

No matter what the name,this rose is spectacular. I would love to have a bush of those on my yard.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely roses and images! Have a happy weekend! Thanks for the visit and comment!

Sandra said...

the droplets on the green green leaves are just a beautiful as the rose. absolutely gorgeous

Stephanie said...

You did a splendid job in capturing the beauty of this rose.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful, Karen! Love the water drops.

Felicia said...

fabulous capture, love the rain drop.

Melissa joy said...
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Barb said...

Such clarity. Red is difficult to photograph (IMO).