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From time to time we are lucky with the weather and get some days hotter than last summer. These photos were taken last Friday and Saturday at different time. It is the same rose opening. V1 was shot with my 70-300mmVR zoom. For V2 and V3 I used my Sigma 105mm.

V1: f16 1/200th sec spot meter natural late morning light
Zoom at 300mm

Have a look at all three if possible and hopefully one version will appeal to you.

Thanks for all the comments you left on my last up-load. Very pleased that the majority liked V1.

Have a nice day,

Tags: Flower Rose Garden Gloucestershire Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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15 Oct 2008 9:50AM
Love them all, beautiful images of a gorgeous flower.

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
15 Oct 2008 9:57AM
Beautiful roses, beautifully captured and presented, Jean-Noel. I don't have a favourite, all roses are beautiful. Carol
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
15 Oct 2008 9:58AM
Elegant lovely images.
dwarf 8 52 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 10:02AM
#1 for me lovely exposure and detail
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 10:25AM
Magic, your have captured the delicate petals superbly
DOGSBODY 8 1.4k 30 England
15 Oct 2008 10:30AM
Three lovely images. Andy
cjl47 8 4 3 England
15 Oct 2008 11:18AM
Beautiful bloom, great shot.
Cormy 9 3 England
15 Oct 2008 11:34AM
Superb lighting contributes to the success of all three JNC.
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
15 Oct 2008 12:21PM
Love the lighting in these.
15 Oct 2008 12:56PM
More beauties
Dotrob 10 Wales
15 Oct 2008 1:01PM
Three lovely images, I especially like V3.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
15 Oct 2008 1:05PM
Three delicate images JNC so well captured
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 1:51PM
The first I like the best.....
Great shooting...
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
15 Oct 2008 2:55PM
Supervly beautiful rose!
Love how you did these!
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
15 Oct 2008 3:58PM
What a beautiful set of lovely roses.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 4:01PM
Gorgeous set. Wonderful colour and magic against the dark background.
Marilyn x
15 Oct 2008 4:29PM
Stunning images No2 my fav.

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
15 Oct 2008 4:44PM
Lovely captures #1 is my fav
jove 8 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 5:15PM
Lovely images.
Have an RC.
Well done.
15 Oct 2008 6:07PM
well done
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
15 Oct 2008 7:32PM
All three are wonderful images, but I go with that beautiful bud in V1.
I like the shaft of light across the front, lovely colours & presentation.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
15 Oct 2008 8:50PM
The last roses are the sweetest! I'm sorry, but I like them all with v1 having a very slight edge for the light.
15 Oct 2008 9:55PM
Such a beautiful rose and you captured it so well.
How do you achieve such a dark bg Jean Noel, while the flower is nicely lit? Good work,
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 10:14PM
It's difficult between 1 & 2 JNC ?

RTDS 8 Cyprus
16 Oct 2008 1:51PM
Excellent captures.
I sooo like all of themSmile
Cracking details and the softness/light is great.
16 Oct 2008 5:39PM
Love the light in these Jean Noel
kanu 8 India
16 Oct 2008 6:39PM
lovely images Jean, V1 is the best.
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 12:17PM
3 good images for detail and colour, v3 for me.
It's great to see you have you favourite. Thank you very much. JNC
17 Oct 2008 3:08PM
Wonderful images, beautiful colours and light. Really lovely.
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
18 Oct 2008 12:01AM
Lovely series. All good, but version one is my favourite.

Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
18 Oct 2008 1:12AM
Lovely colour.
19 Oct 2008 4:01PM
3 beautiful roses.

Love them.

Ai Smile
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
20 Oct 2008 10:56PM
Beautiful and excellent light!
mrjt 10 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 7:21PM
This picture is beautiful the colors are great, as is all you flower pics.

great gallery mrjt
BevHadland 9 13 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 7:28PM
V1 for me, love the subtle colour to it..........Bev
mrjt 10 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2008 12:31PM
All a flower should be, your flower pic are great, you should be selling them to card a company

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
2 Nov 2008 6:34PM
A beautiful trio of rose images, such excellent use of light

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