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The main challenges with a shot like this are:
a) to get the flower in the right position without knocking the dew drops off the grass
b) to convince my wife that the roses I bought for Valentine's Day were really for her and not for one of my photo projects

Thanks for looking,

Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Valentine's Rose
Username:SWMahy SWMahy
Uploaded:16 Feb 2013 - 5:26 PM
Tags:Channel islands, Close-up / macro, Dew, Dewdrop, Drip, Drop, Flowers & plants, Grass, Guernsey, Macro, Rose, Water, Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

Wow what a great photo, when your wife sees this she will forgive you , really stunningGrin

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Youngjedi75
16 Feb 2013 - 5:35 PM

Outstanding!! If you don't get an Editors Choice for this it's a travesty. Brilliant work!!Grin

Andy.

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

Beautiful.
Sylvia

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SWMahy
SWMahy e2 Member 6SWMahy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:43 PM

Gosh, thanks everyone! Many thanks to Colleen and Andy for the UAs. :o)

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 - 5:43 PM

Superb, what a fabulous shot.....

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jimbro
jimbro  137 forum posts Scotland
16 Feb 2013 - 5:49 PM

Wow,what an image

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jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 - 5:54 PM

Absolutely stunning, what a beautiful image Grin

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SisterPinkie
SisterPinkie e2 Member 3SisterPinkie vcard United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 - 5:55 PM

Absolutely stunning!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 6:04 PM

You deserved my UA, I have come back to look at the rose again, truly magnificentGrinGrin

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 6:06 PM

Excellent piece of macro photography
Mike

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
16 Feb 2013 - 6:44 PM

stunning shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 - 10:57 PM

Stunning macro shot, beautifully presented.
Elena

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SWMahy
SWMahy e2 Member 6SWMahy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 11:02 PM

Thanks for kind comments, everyone, and to Pete for the award, very much appreciated.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4596 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 7:05 PM

Amazing shot !!!.....impressive stuff !

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 7:19 PM

Absolutely wonderful.
Derek

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 4:48 PM

worked well

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SWMahy
SWMahy e2 Member 6SWMahy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 6:47 PM

Thank you to everyone who has taken time to comment. It's very much appreciated. :o)

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CathyI
CathyI e2 Member 9344 forum postsCathyI vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 7:42 PM

It's just a happy coincedence that roses are photogenic... Wink Beautifully done, the myriad roses in the droplets are perfect!

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warsopian
warsopian  3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 2:46 PM

Water droplets are always a great subject but your composition with the rose is brilliant . Love it

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MichaelBHanney
MichaelBHanney e2 Member 6MichaelBHanney vcard
28 Feb 2013 - 7:19 PM

Beautifully crisp - well done!

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