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Little Rosebud

By ChiliMan
Thanks for the wonderful comments and input on the Saturday Shadows rose, all Smile

Moira, the desaturation came from a filter/effect I’d used in Snapseed. I’d downloaded a free 15-day demo and was messing about with it Grin

Actually, today’s V1 was processed using Snapseed as well.

V2 is the straight-from-cam shot taken a couple of days ago. I find the whites in the back a bit distracting, to be honest. The whites are the fully opened roses. The buds are pink but the flowers are pure white…

…which you can see in V3. I did a quick grab (V3) this evening as a reference shot to show you all the full roses.

The bud itself was only little (about 1.5cm long) and I had to use an extension tube to get near enough. Cute little thing, huh? Speaking of which, congrats to the happy couple on their royal little bundle Grin


Tags: Pink Rose Flowers and plants Bud Wildlife and nature

Voters: Eastlands, Precious_Eli, Hermanus and 46 more

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23 Jul 2013 6:39PM
I like this, it is soft and gentle especially version 1 which is my favourite. Well taken...........................Eli SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
23 Jul 2013 6:40PM
Lovely photos of these miniature roses Andrew !! Excellent photography ! Will you also please convey my felicitations to Her Majesty on becoming a great grandmother to a future heir Smile
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 6:45PM
Snapseed obviously works...
Such prettiness
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
23 Jul 2013 6:57PM
I love them all, Andrew, can't pick a favourite. What a beautiful little rose-bud. Carol
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:12PM
Th is beautiful and so well presented. Well done Andrew.
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:18PM
These are stunning Andrew, soooooo pretty. The rose bud is to me a perfect rose...... just like an Iced one on a cake, or one of those edible paper onesGrin
I dont think the white bg is destracting at all.... shows a great exposureGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
23 Jul 2013 7:39PM
A real beauty, Andrew, that snapseed works a treat on this rose. First class presentation and composition.

andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:46PM
v1 for me today andrew cracking work nice one Wink
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 7:48PM
I think that processing works brilliantly Andrew with v1 the cream of the crop! Smile
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
23 Jul 2013 8:12PM
All three are so beautiful Andrew.
Can almost feel the softness wrapping itself around the rosebud.
V2 is the one for me, just love that background.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
23 Jul 2013 8:43PM
Very pleasing to the eye-- What lovely images, all three!
johnlw 14 1 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:01PM
Lovely captures of that beautiful bud. Andrew.
Regards John.
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:03PM
Three lovely photos, Andrew. Where V1 scores, apart from the applied desaturation, is in the isolation of the rosebud from the background.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
23 Jul 2013 9:15PM
Three beautiful images of some lovely RosesSmile
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 9:43PM
Outstanding macro Andrew, and v1 for me today.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 10:02PM
Wonderful set here Andrew.

CaroleA 14 5 3 England
23 Jul 2013 10:26PM
V1 for me. Maybe not a ckassically. composed shot, but better for that, I think.

I like Snapseed - use it on my iPad quite a lot.
12 10 10 England
23 Jul 2013 11:12PM
The little rosebud is a beauty Andrew but I also like V3 very much as well.Smile
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
24 Jul 2013 12:28AM
Like the whites in V3 Andrew.
As white as a royal nappy when it has just been put on.
And you will know I love my grot.
But a grotty nappy is one bit of grot I do not wish to see !!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 2:01AM
Has to be V2 for the lovely richness Andrew
but three wonderful captured/presented shots
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
24 Jul 2013 4:12AM
Beautiful picture, Andrew, I like your use of DoF in vers.1.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:16AM
Splendid work Andrew, all three are lovely but there is a special appeal in V1.
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 9:02AM
I like all three, but the way you have processed V1, it is really special, a really gentle and beautiful 3D effect.
The whites in V3 are superb too.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
24 Jul 2013 9:11AM
Wow, that's a beauty Andrew. So gentle. I swear I can smell it from here.
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 10:40PM
all beautiful images
bun Smile
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 12:20PM
Stunningly beautiful images Andrew, difficult to coose between them but I think V1 just edges into the lead
25 Jul 2013 4:52PM
What a beautiful set of images,, v1 for me
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
25 Jul 2013 10:32PM
What a gorgeous set Andrew, I think v1 was a good choice as the lead
joseph 15 England
27 Jul 2013 5:16PM
Love this !!!!!

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