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A rose in the darkness.

By NDODS    
I have not had the chance to go out so it was nice to have a little dabble in the comfort of the warmth. Used flash for the first time in ages, with a little hand held reflector to bounce the light back. "Quite happy with the results overall".

Thank you for all your wonderful caring comments and messages. My chest is finally starting to clear up which is a great relief. Now it is just a matter of time before I can venture out into the big bad world.

Julie suggested little walks of short duration before me and Kizmet climb the Matterhorn.

Well I hope that you all have a great weekend.

Regards as always Nathan

Tags: Light Rose Flowers and plants Shadowily Saturday

Voters: leontari, jennialexander, kaybee and 93 more

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16 Feb 2013 9:33AM
Stunning droplets and a very warm colour!!
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 27 Scotland
16 Feb 2013 9:34AM
Quite Happy?
I would be delighted to have taken this
16 Feb 2013 9:36AM
Beautiful image Nathan,
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
16 Feb 2013 9:41AM
Warm POV Nathan, a different approach.
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 9:44AM
Superb rose upload enough to make even the most established photographer ponder a while and admire the detail and sharp capture Nathan - I am rubbish at indoor shotsSad

Glad you are on the mendSmile all good things!

My dr said a creaking gate goes on for ever, made me feel a lot better for a whileWink
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 9:48AM
A really lovely image Nathan.

16 Feb 2013 9:52AM
Beautiful! Colour, composition and light! Love it.Smile
Lovely image Nathan, would love to take one like this myself.
Herge88 14 40 6 England
16 Feb 2013 10:02AM
Love this Nathan, love the composition and the detail and colour are exquisite.

Best Matt
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
16 Feb 2013 10:05AM
Some fantastic macro work here....John
Jenny-D 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 10:10AM
Gorgeous... Smile
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 10:15AM
A beautiful image.

Lucien. Grin
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 10:17AM
A fresh and vibrant capture, Nathan.

morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 10:22AM
Beautiful image Nathan, fabulous colours and i love the water droplets, have a great weekend

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 10:22AM
Agree here Nathan,
I would also be very happy with this one
a lovely composition too!
Fefe Plus
10 61 37 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 10:23AM
This is beautiful Nathan!
Fresh air might be just the ticket, its a bit warmer in the sun, quite pleasantSmile
Tibetan 9 3 England
16 Feb 2013 10:36AM
Excellent colour Nathan, love the droplets it worked very well, Glad your chest is clearing, I must admit I'm desperate to get out in the garden stuck in is no good to anyone, short walks will do the trick I'm sure, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
16 Feb 2013 10:41AM
This is lovely, Nathan. Love the jewel effect of the water-drops SmileSmile

platzy 9 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 10:46AM
Fantastic colourful and detailed image, great work.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
16 Feb 2013 10:57AM
A divine colour, Nathan, and made all the more beautiful with those water droplets. I'm sure Kizmet is enjoying your being confined to barracks, plenty of playtime with his dad Smile Carol
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
16 Feb 2013 10:57AM
Interesting composition with lovely colour and sharp droplets, Nathan.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
16 Feb 2013 11:32AM
A very beautiful shot, Nathan, with your lighting picking out the water droplets very nicely indeed Wink
Trev Smile
boov Plus
9 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 11:35AM
Great Take
16 Feb 2013 11:40AM
a lovely take well done.

Meheecho 9 275 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 12:03PM
A cracking image very well presented
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
16 Feb 2013 12:18PM
I am pleased to know about the improvement, Nathan. This is a different approach and I like that a lot, I also like the water droplets and the colour of the rose.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 12:19PM
Lovely rose Nathan with water droplets.
Hope it's not long before you and Kizmet climb the Matterhorn.
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 12:29PM
Very nice Macro with droplets of water...
Great camera control..

gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
16 Feb 2013 12:34PM
This is a well set up and taken image, looking forward to some shots from the MatterhornSmileSmileSmileSmile

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
16 Feb 2013 12:46PM
This is a gorgeous close up of a beautiful Rose and water droplet Nathen.
Glad your feeling better,you will soon be outside having some fresh airSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
16 Feb 2013 12:52PM
Stunning result Nathan. Glad your on the mend.


lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
16 Feb 2013 1:00PM
Very good use of the flash. Lovely droplets.

Glad you are feeling a bit better
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 1:42PM
Peeping into the frame - very coy and flirtatious!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
16 Feb 2013 2:51PM
A great crop here, with lots of dew drops, and plenty of room to the left in case you would want to use this as a card and add a message! nice one!
widtink 9 406 2 Scotland
16 Feb 2013 2:54PM
Stunning Nathan love it. Think you will have to give me a wee lesson on the use of flash SmileSmile Glad you are getting a wee bit better, the wonders of modern medicine .

16 Feb 2013 3:05PM
works for me Nathan glad the chest is clearing

User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 3:25PM
Super image Nathan, great composition.
Regards, Alf.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
16 Feb 2013 4:06PM
Great news about your health Nathan - and Julie sounds like a woman of great wisdom Smile This image is really stunning - an excellent result by a master Smile
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 4:51PM
So glad to hear you are feeling stronger, a beautiful Rose image,
Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin
16 Feb 2013 4:59PM
Beautiful image and detail
canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 5:06PM
A superb image with lovely warm tones Nathan. Love the water droplets. Great news about your health
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 5:19PM
wonderful light and detail nathan love the water droplets a cracker nice one Wink
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 5:27PM
A stunner Nathan - excellent light, composition and love the water droplets. Glad to hear you're improving too! Smile
16 Feb 2013 5:58PM
Gorgeous image.
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 6:12PM
Thats showing the way Nathan wonderful work.SmileSmile
Humblebee 9 1 England
16 Feb 2013 6:17PM
Great image Nathan, sorry to hear you have been unwell. Short walks in the sun will do you the world of good ... wishing you well ... Carol Grin
fentiger 20 920 24 England
16 Feb 2013 7:35PM
You should be more than "quite happy with the result" it a truly beautiful image.

Phantom7 15 29 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 8:22PM
Chris says she loves this and would like a print
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
17 Feb 2013 11:56AM
Very beautiful.
Such a lovely colour and sparkles with the droplets.
Be much better soon Nathan.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 4:42PM
Absolutely exquisite Nathan, love the tangerine colour and the raindrops which give this image such a fresh feel
paskinmj 12 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 2:06PM
Beautifully cropped and captured.
RobinF 15 83 1 England
19 Feb 2013 6:48AM
The excellent detail and focussing aside Nathan (and they would be enough on their own!) I love the crop and composition, it's rare to see innovation in flower shots, and difficult to be original. I think you've achieved both!
kind regards,

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