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I wish to extend a big THANKYOU to Carol (CarolG), Robert (bobsblues), Lillian (Lillian), John (lifesnapper), Carole (Rolepics), Sue (snappersue), Mavis (Mavis) and mashwood10 (Pam) for favouring my pink roses with their User Awards.

“Hello you said the day we met
Handing me a yellow rose
You asked me out
And to your surprise
And to mine I said I'd go
I thought it so romantic
And I found you sweet and bold
Though we'd only met
I still said yes
To a single yellow rose”
Yellow Roses by Dolly Parton, first verse.

Yellow Roses have a shorter, albeit no less fascinating, history than other roses. It wasn't until around the 18th century that yellow roses were discovered growing naturally in parts of the Middle East. Prior to this, roses in cultivation predominantly existed in various shades of pink and to a lesser extent, white.

However, once the first yellow roses were introduced, their popularity quickly spread. New rose cross-breeding and hybridization techniques were being innovated which played an important role in the evolution of the yellow rose. One of the more compelling attributes of most roses is their sweet smelling fragrance. This was a trait that the first yellow roses did not share, and in fact, quite the opposite was true! In time however, as breeding and cultivation methods were refined, hybridizers were able to gradually phase in the more pleasing aroma that rose-lovers are accustomed to.

The meanings related to yellow roses has changed over the years. Throughout history, the color yellow has been closely associated with the sun, and so represents joy. Today, yellow roses bring to mind all of the sunny, cheerful feelings of warmth and happiness. In contrast to the romantic meanings attributed to other roses, the yellow rose is purely a symbol for friendship, which gives it a unique place in the pantheon of roses. Yellow roses can send the perfect message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors, an appreciative message that is not laced with hopes or hints of romantic notions.
Representing feelings of joy and delight, they are an ideal way to brighten someone's day who may be feeling down.

However, in Europe at the time of the introduction of these roses, the colour yellow carried much more negative overtones. Consequently, yellow roses were long used as a symbol for jealousy and dying love, especially during the early Victorian Period. A yellow rose could signify infidelity within a relationship, the waning of passion, dying love, a broken heart, or extreme betrayal. This analogy could be why yellow roses could also mean Farewell.

Pamela.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:11mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
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Title:Symbol Of Friendship
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:6 Oct 2012 - 4:04 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Magnoliophyta, Rosa, Rosaceae, Rosales
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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8132 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 - 4:06 PM

Stunning image

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christinecilia
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6 Oct 2012 - 4:11 PM

beautiful love the detail well done.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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mashwood10
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6 Oct 2012 - 4:13 PM

Stunning as usual Pamelajean GrinGrinGrin Simply lovely.

Pam

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Badgerfred
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6 Oct 2012 - 4:13 PM

Superb,
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fificat100
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6 Oct 2012 - 4:14 PM

Fantastic! A beautiful rose brimful with colour and detail. Love it.

Lavina

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 4:14 PM

Stunning shot, fabulous vibrant colours and teh detail is excellent, beautifully presented.

Hugh

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RonnieAG
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6 Oct 2012 - 4:36 PM

A very informative narrative to accompany with beautiful beautiful rose shot, Pamela: the only word that fits is superb.
Ronnie.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 4:41 PM

Interesting background information to this delightful image.

Albert

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:25 PM

I must say you do these subjects so very beautifully Pamela, and this is no exception Wink Wonderful colours, and very nicely presented against that background Smile
Trev Smile

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SteveH1978
6 Oct 2012 - 5:36 PM

Beautiful crisp image, background nicely blurred out too, a cracker!

Steve

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
6 Oct 2012 - 5:39 PM

Pamela simply stunning. Brilliant intro as well.

John

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2012 - 5:44 PM

Great image and narrative - love the intense colour.

P.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:45 PM

Another stunning presentation, Pamela, you really know how to bring the best out of your floral captures. Carol

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 5:49 PM

Glorious colours and tones and a lovely bg to go along with such beauties. Enjoyed your info too. Apparently it was the intro of yellow Roses which introduced the dreaded Black Spot to the UK which is not quite so good!

Ann

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114492 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 6:00 PM

Fabulous Pamela....

Ade

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 6:11 PM

Thanks for the interesting history of my favourite coloured rose. Super composition and sharp as sharp can be!
Ann

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Glostopcat
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6 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

A real class act Pamela, love the colours and presentation

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NDODS
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6 Oct 2012 - 7:11 PM

A beautiful and most memorable opening pre-narrative, supported by this gorgeous floral display, kindly provided by these wonderful peach coloured Roses.

Regards Nathan

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 7:31 PM

Beautiful roses very well photographed. Its a cracking shot full of colour and excellent detail. A winner all round.
Ray

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 7:32 PM

3D magic again, Pamela, and some great info.

Dave

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mikbee
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6 Oct 2012 - 8:42 PM

Another good narrative Pamela,
but no mention of Roy Rogers in the film The Yellow Rose of Texas ?
Not surprising really.
It would be more exciting watching yellow paint dry on the walls !!
A super shot.
Mick.

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Lillian
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6 Oct 2012 - 8:58 PM

As usual quite amazing image
And what a great write up
Beautiful
Lillian

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 9:14 PM

this is beautiful Pamela,
and once again i love the background colours


i love yellow flowers and my garden is full of yellow and peach,


i have a lovely rose that stats off yellow changes to peach and finally to pink,#and smells gorgeous,
so i have the best of all worlds

paree Grin

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NeilWigan
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6 Oct 2012 - 9:55 PM

Pinsharp and perfectly balanced presentation ,nicely done .

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LynneJoyce
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6 Oct 2012 - 10:26 PM

Stunning colour, gorgeous roses, lovely sharp capture.

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EMJAYCEE
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6 Oct 2012 - 10:48 PM

Such excellent detail and colour in this lovely image.
Joan.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2012 - 11:10 PM

RONNIE and NEIL: Thankyou so much for your User Awards.

ANN: I didn't know that about the black spot.

MICK: I did think about the Yellow Rose Of Texas, but didn't want to get too boringTongue.

PAREE: Lucky girl, that sounds wonderful.

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thedon1941
6 Oct 2012 - 11:24 PM

Perfect shot. Amazing! Don

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
6 Oct 2012 - 11:51 PM

Many years ago in Persia a King posted a decree that any one of his gardeners that could grow a blue Rose! would have the hand of his Daughter in Marriage! one young handsome gardener had fallen in love with the Princess and decided to win her hand in marriage come what may! he tried every thing he knew to produce a blue rose! but all failed. He set his mind to win her and crept to the garden and dyed a white rose bush blue!, in the morning gardeners ran to the king saying there are blue Roses in the garden! at this the king was delighted and proceeded to view them! magnificent he exclaimed! who grew them! I said the young man for I love your daughter! suddenly a tremendous thunderstorm happened which was unusual for the time of year, the roses began to drip blue dye and turn white! the King was Fuming to say the least! for this young man you will be executed! do you have a last request?, yes to be buried in this garden! and so it came about, a year later the Princess went to his grave and vowed her undying love for him, her tears fell on his grave and before her eyes sprang a rose bush covered in blue roses! she never married, hope you enjoyed my story, it is my story regards Leon, love your Rose's be they yellow, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin P.S. I made this story up to sella prayer rug covered in blue roses, it soldWink

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taggart
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7 Oct 2012 - 12:57 AM

Gorgeous -- the roses and your presentation!

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rsjkinson
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7 Oct 2012 - 8:34 AM

nothing to say but stunning photograph ...could you give me some lessons please WinkWink

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lifesnapper
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7 Oct 2012 - 9:01 AM

Gorgeous piece of work Pam', well done.

John Smile

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franken
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7 Oct 2012 - 9:47 AM

Beautiful work Pamela.

Ken

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JohnChambersPhotography

As always outstanding work.........

John

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headskiesfly
7 Oct 2012 - 9:55 AM

Beautiful detailed shot and Dolly's words fit it so well.
Rick

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CaroleS
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7 Oct 2012 - 9:55 AM

Another gorgeous rose image PamelaSmile
Carole

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7 Oct 2012 - 11:51 AM

What a marvellously informative narative, Pamela, to accompany what is my favourite colour when it comes to roses.
The inclusion of buds in varying stages of opening gives a kind of time-lapse feel to the image.

Malc

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7 Oct 2012 - 4:23 PM

This has a beautiful 3-dimensional quality to it.
Rende

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7 Oct 2012 - 5:51 PM

So beautiful

Peter

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7 Oct 2012 - 7:29 PM

MAUREEN & KEN: Thankyou so much for your User Awards.

LEON: I love your story, thankyou for sharing it. So sadSad!
I've just read an article about a blue rose having been developed, and it said that "a blue rose has long been synonymous with the unattainable, from signifying unrequited love in Chinese folklore to its Victorian era connotations of symbolising a quest for the impossible".

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7 Oct 2012 - 8:26 PM

Beautiful shot Pamela. Love the colours and excellent detail. Great piece of work work.

Jane

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
7 Oct 2012 - 8:32 PM

Gorgeous piece of work, interesting write up

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 8:23 AM

Very beautiful yellow to orange roses and lovely worked b/g too.
I had heard of the Jealousy meaning, but not the nicer modern
thoughts of friendship. Interesting write-up.
I often think yellow is my favourite colour, but every rose has a beauty.
I'm looking forward to a root of 'Blue For You' being delivered to me soon.

B.

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8 Oct 2012 - 12:19 PM

Superbly detailed Pamela and gorgeous colour - I like the various stages of growth in this.
Brian.

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8 Oct 2012 - 3:29 PM

Gorgeous colour and detail Pam,superb as usual..Lin

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8 Oct 2012 - 3:31 PM

nicely lit and you captured the colours and detail really well Pam.
regards
Yung

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canonfan  4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 - 10:44 PM

Stunning work Pamela Well done
Jim

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
9 Oct 2012 - 5:10 AM

I really love your pictures of flowers! This is amazing!Smile
Regards Valery

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9 Oct 2012 - 11:26 PM

Lovely colour an detail.......


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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:20 AM

An excellent shot of my favourite coloured rose and a verse from one of my favourite singers too - thank you

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 4:16 PM

a wonderful rose, I can imagine the delicate texture is a lovely as the perfume.

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 12:01 AM

Superb image, wonderful color and clarity... wonderful writing up... sending you a lot of yellow roses..Grin, not while in Europe Grin also the song.. found it on youtube.. I don't quite remember this song...

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evelen  9 England
5 Nov 2012 - 6:45 PM

stunning image beautiful roses.
eve.Smile

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Yousefi_aziz
13 Aug 2013 - 12:31 AM

stunning shot. The combination of light and background make it incredible! Just wondering if someone is allowed to paint or draw some of your photographs?

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