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Romantic Roses

By pamelajean
Firstly, a big thankyou to Graham (digital_boi) and Lavina (fificat100) for favouring my Dual Clusters with their User Awards.

I suspect there are some of you who think that the Language of Flowers is trite, but it fascinates me. Whether it be for their shape, colour or some other attribute, they have been used in the art of expression for centuries. This is sometimes called Floriography, a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. This language was most commonly communicated through Tussie-Mussies, an art which has a following today. “Tussie-mussie” is a quaint, endearing term from the early 1400s for small, round bouquets of herbs and flowers with symbolic meanings.
Just as a calligrapher uses his quill, or a photographer relies on his camera, flowers are the Floriographer’s form of expression. The Floriographer gives each bloom a voice, creating something beautiful not only to the eye, but resonating on a much deeper level; the impalpable sense of the sentiments themselves.
Pink roses are generally looked upon as the flower of sweet thoughts and gentle emotions, and the palest pink rose (not to be mistaken for the dark pink or peach variety, which have different meanings) is a sign of gentleness, joy and grace, also associated with deep affection and admiration, happiness and enthusiasm.
As opposed to red roses that speak of deep passion, the pink roses are a gentle reminder of affections not yet awakened, the gentle beginning of a wonderful relationship.

Tags: Pink Rose Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Rosa Rosaceae Magnoliophyta Rosales

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EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
29 Sep 2012 6:28PM
So beautiful!


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franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 6:29PM
Beautiful image Pamela.

CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
29 Sep 2012 6:29PM
Your presentations are so very beautiful, Pamela, and this is no exception. Carol
zapar40 7 66 5 Wales
29 Sep 2012 6:34PM
beautiful capture and work.
jdinne 14 16 England
29 Sep 2012 6:35PM
Stunnigly beautiful presentation Pamela. Great narrative too.

jeronius 8 1 1 England
29 Sep 2012 6:38PM
wow, so beautiful.
29 Sep 2012 6:52PM
Lovely gentle image and fascinating narrative.

29 Sep 2012 7:01PM
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
29 Sep 2012 7:06PM
Such an interesting intro to this beautiful shot the roses, Pamela, captured at their very best.
29 Sep 2012 7:11PM
Fabulous Roses beautifully presented
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 7:20PM
Details and colours superb and love the background Pamela,Smile
29 Sep 2012 7:35PM
Interesting write up and a beautiful image.

Nice work

mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1766 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 7:43PM
I recognise your flowers coming up... The balance of complementary colours, foreground and background, is so subtle and so beautiful.
29 Sep 2012 7:46PM
Lovely colours and focusing is brilliant.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 7:47PM
Such a delightful display Pamela, and as always so perfectly photographed and presented
so they just leap off the screen!
wonderful write up to go with the image
Mistress of your work
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
29 Sep 2012 7:49PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileBeautiful with lovely presentation
carper123 Plus
5 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:30PM
A wonderful image, Pamela, beautiful captured and presented, the colours are superb.
Well done.
Darryl. xx SmileSmileSmile
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:44PM
..the world of flowers trite?...poppycock (but then everyone knows me and my flowersWink
This is a cracker, beautifully sharp clarity throughout the subject and then finished off with a super soft and colour co-ordinated background

Paree 12 616 3
29 Sep 2012 8:46PM
and a clever background,
its beautiful

SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
29 Sep 2012 10:16PM
These remind me of the roses we used to get on the old fashioned perfumed and glittery greetings card. I remember my grandmother always used to send them and they smelt heavenly.
29 Sep 2012 10:34PM
Beautiful image. Love the pink and the span of larger and smaller flower heads all huddled together on the one stem. Well presented. Elaine
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1952 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 10:48PM
You are all so kind!
Particular thanks to Carol, Robert and Lillian for your User Awards, they've really cheered me up.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Sep 2012 11:06PM
But Pamela, you have a RED rose relationship with your camera--- as show by this gorgeous image!
fentiger 16 916 23 England
29 Sep 2012 11:25PM
Yet again Pamela you have produced a fabulous floral image.

30 Sep 2012 12:17AM
Like the interesting story to introduce another really beautiful capture, of roses presented on a lovely background. Well done. Smile

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
30 Sep 2012 12:44AM
I understand what they mean by ''say it with flowers'' now Pamela !!
And do they have a flower I can give to all these door to door salesmen
(and women too !!) who come to my door, to tell them too
''get lost and don't come back again'' !!
30 Sep 2012 9:08AM
Gorgeous image, great write up, superb !!!

John Smile
Interesting intro information and a beautiful clear pin sharp with really nice colours love it.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 9:44AM
Roses were my mum's favourite flower and she grew them simply by sticking any cut rose she could acquire by fair means or foul in the ground. She always said roses had a language of their own and that was just how she felt about them. Love this image Pamela and thanks for the memories!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
30 Sep 2012 11:58AM
Very beautiful, Pamela, and up to your usual high standard, and again the background colours complementing the subject Smile
Trev Smile
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
30 Sep 2012 12:06PM
Lovely detail and colour; beautiful image.
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Sep 2012 2:22PM
Interesting narrative like the shot! brilliant as usual, never get fed up with flowers, the ones you asked about are Micheal-mus daisy's and have a range of colours from deep blue to much softer colours, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
30 Sep 2012 2:57PM
Another superb image Pamela - you've been on blooming good form of late. Lovely.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.2k 33 Norway
30 Sep 2012 3:08PM
Hard to understand how anyone can think 'trite' when viewing such a beautifully taken and presented bloom such as this, Pamela. Sharp as one of its own thorns and a real pleasure to the eye.

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1952 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 3:41PM
Wow, what a lucky girl I am, two more UAs!
Thankyou so much John and Carole.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 5:31PM
What a fascinating history you've shared with us to go with this beautiful image.
xwang 8 56 8
30 Sep 2012 11:41PM
The colour and light is so beautiful.. actually your writing up have said all about the image.. i couldn't think out anything better,just as you said.."a gentle reminder of affections not yet awakened, the gentle beginning of a wonderful relationship." Very romantic indeedWink
BTW, thank you very much for the link, and kind comment and support.
snappersue 8 11 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 11:48AM
Love reading your descriptions. Another great photo. Sue
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 1:31PM
Fabulous shot, superb detail and lovely colours, quite outstanding

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 1:50PM
An enchanting image and an even more enchanting write up.
1 Oct 2012 10:47PM
A really beautiful image Pamela. Love it!!

NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
2 Oct 2012 6:49PM
Nowt wrong with a nice bit of romance on a wet and windy night like this and very well portrayed in your very pretty picture.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1952 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 10:48PM
Thankyou so much, Sue, for favouring my roses with your User Award.
To get six of them is really encouraging for me.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
2 Oct 2012 11:03PM
You've presented these beautiful roses to perfection Pamela, a real class act as per usual and fully deserving of all the accolades it has received
3 Oct 2012 6:30PM
You continue to amaze me with your outstanding works!Smile
Regards Valery
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 9:02PM
Wonderful colours - excellent capture Pamela and a great write-up too SmileSmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Oct 2012 9:59AM
romantic and lovely indeed.. even the background seems to match the perfume!
Gerryrys 5 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 6:04PM
Beautifully captured and pleasantly informative. It looks almost 3D. Smile

Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
5 Oct 2012 12:48PM
Deliciously beautiful Pamela .Just had to give it an award xxThe background sets this spray of pink roses off a treat xx
evelen 12 5 England
5 Oct 2012 1:46PM
wonderful image colours and detail beautifully presented.
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1952 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:09PM
Many thanks for your User Award, Mavis, I think 7 is a record for me!
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:34PM
Very nice work...
The only thing that distracts my eye is the leave that blended in to B/G colours...
Other wise magic work...

I am in awe - beautiful Pamelajean GrinGrinGrinGrin

10 Oct 2012 2:29AM you're!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
How did I miss this one !!! Beautiful Pamela.GrinGrinGrin


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