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Pink Dog Roses

By pamelajean
I was tempted to conclude this flower series, but have some more, so hope you don't get too bored with them.

"Unkempt about those hedges blows,
An English unofficial rose." Rupert Brook.

The wild dog rose brightens our hedgerows, and not only provides rose hips for Vitamin C, but these can also be used as treatment of bladder and kidney disorders. The ancient Greeks believed that the roots could cure a man bitten by a rabid dog, which is one possible explanation for its name. It's not because it's of no worth, by comparison with cultivated garden roses, and 'dog rose' is not a disparaging name. The Romans adopted the name Rosa Canina, which was then translated directly into English.
It is the county flower of Hampshire (where I live), and was the stylized rose of medieval European heraldry, and is still used today.


Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Shrub Climber Rosa canina Dogberry Witches briar

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16 Apr 2012 6:46PM
WOW! what a striking image Pam, really like this.

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
16 Apr 2012 6:49PM
This is superb, a real master class. - gary
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Apr 2012 7:16PM
A real class act Pamela, such wonderful clarity, colours and presentation. I don't think we'll ever get bored of your flowers, just wait till I get started on my homegrown tulips!Wink
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 7:17PM
This is beautiful Pamela.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Apr 2012 7:18PM
Beautifully sharp, and an excellent presentation, Pamela. And some interesting facts to accompany it.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 7:22PM
Excellent capture and a good write up Pamela SmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Apr 2012 7:31PM
A most attractive image showing this rose to perfection!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 7:37PM
A perfectly presented rose and excellent reportage ,top class Pamela.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 7:39PM
A superb shot. Excellent detail and terrific colour. Great write up too.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2012 7:51PM
This standard of photograph Pamela, I will never tire of
SUPERBLY presented and what a wonderful shot
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
16 Apr 2012 8:37PM
Very beautiful Pamela - excellent in colour and detail.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
16 Apr 2012 8:42PM
Well if they're all as good as this you keep posting them....

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Apr 2012 9:06PM
Absolutely top quality floral work, Pamela: such a crisp capture of the subject and so beautifully presented.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Apr 2012 9:23PM
Apart from it looks and aroma Pamela,
I never realised a flower could be so useful.
Although I have heard certain flowers are used in home brew wines !!
A fine shot.
Beautifully sharp.. Wonderful presentation and vivid colours
16 Apr 2012 10:53PM
Beautiful image Pamela. So sharp and the colours and superb.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
17 Apr 2012 1:45AM
All of these floral images are so appealing - they should be in a coffee table book - pick it up and enjoy......

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
17 Apr 2012 6:31AM
Wonderful floral image and beautifully presented.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Apr 2012 6:36AM
A superb presentation of this beautiful dog rose, Pamela, I bet it smells heavenly. Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 9:15AM
Superb clarity of the wild dog rose, very well isolated. I would never have thought of choosing that colour for a background, but it is the shades of the flowers and works oh so well. A brilliant image. Carole
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 11:22AM
Just stunning Pamela!
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
17 Apr 2012 12:15PM
Stunning Pamela great image

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
17 Apr 2012 2:54PM
Very beautiful, Pamela, and a stunning presentation Wink
Trev Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
17 Apr 2012 4:44PM
Great Image,lovely colour,Exelent presentation
Jonny5874 9 14 5 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2012 4:46PM
I love the colours! So cheerful!

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Apr 2012 6:50PM
As good as it gets, beautiful

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
18 Apr 2012 12:24AM
You are working these to perfection Pamela,the framing,the colour coordination and the spot on original shot,good stuff.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Apr 2012 10:20AM
Pamela, the image of the roses and leaves themselves are already amazing. But that background sets this off a treat.


These look SO similar to something we have in our garden. Something I've always called 'the wild rose'. Although ours is a lighter pink.

By the way, LOVE your comment on Manuel's Cracked me up GrinGrinGrin

xwang 9 56 8
19 Apr 2012 4:11PM
Beautiful colour and superb detail with wonderfully matched background. I can smell the scent.... look like the ones in front of my window...but they haven't flowered yet. Excellent writing up.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
19 Apr 2012 10:07PM
Heavenly Pamela - very beautiful indeed
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2012 6:44PM
Wow love the presentation here Pam. The colours at the corners looks so good. Great idea. Paul
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2012 10:02PM
Stunning image
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2012 11:29AM
This really jumps off my monitor, super image and a striking background.

Regards Nick
Tibetan 5 3 England
9 Jul 2012 8:45AM
Well Pamela thank you for your comment, I am experimenting with flowers at the moment but not up to your standard, Brilliant Dog Rose! I only have the white in my garden but still very nice. love the way you have done this! love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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