Rose Up Close

I love roses and these buds were so pretty. I also couldn’t resist shooting the aftermath of flower death, with the bugs finishing it off.

Another submission for The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up.

For Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic.

x desleyjane

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. Su Leslie says:

    These are really lovely shots. I particularly like the first. The blush on the petal, and the way the veins stand out, is beautiful.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Su! I appreciate that. It was a very bright day so I couldn’t see the screen. I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely that one turned out. X

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  2. afairymind says:

    I adore roses. πŸ™‚ Lovely close-ups, Desley.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. I do too. This was fun!

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  3. joshi daniel says:

    so beautiful and has got good contrast πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Joshi. That means a lot to me. I do love to push the contrast πŸ˜‰

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  4. Debbie H says:

    Absolutely beautiful, especially the first one. The colour and texture are gorgeous.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Deb πŸ™‚

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  5. Mara Eastern says:

    That looks so much alive, quite sensual even πŸ˜‰ Wonderful shots!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much Mara. X

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  6. Nicely captured Desley.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you CG πŸ˜‹

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  7. andy says:

    stunning !!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Andy πŸ˜€

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  8. nalinki says:

    the first one is my favorite, so beautiful

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, mine too 😊

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  9. Loretta says:

    Beautiful Desley, love all the detail on that first rose. xo

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Loretta!

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  10. kirsten says:

    Gorgeous. My favorite kind of flowers are the ones I can enjoy, but not smell!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! You don’t like the smell?

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      1. kirsten says:

        I’m allergic to flowers and the smell gives me headaches 😞 that’s why I love floral photography because I can enjoy the flowers without the consequence!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Wow! That’s not good! There’s a chemical compound based around styrene that smells like roses – we used to love making it in the lab πŸ˜‰

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          1. kirsten says:

            I wonder if I could smell the chemical without the reaction?!? That would be cool. Although, I do have a hard time with perfumes that have floral tones in them…

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            1. desleyjane says:

              I think it would affect you as well – you poor thing! 😦

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              1. kirsten says:

                Bummer. I am just so glad that I found a way to enjoy them. I can handle being around them for awhile (long enough to get some shots) then my body reacts. So I’ve been using my floral pics as ” visual fragrance” πŸ™‚

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Nice! I like that πŸ™‚

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  11. kazg10 says:

    Looks great Desley πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Karen 😊

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  12. imanikel says:

    Hey Desley, did you realise that the 3 pictures told a story. Budding, blossoming and death? I like!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes! Thanks Imani, I really appreciate that πŸ™‚

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