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By xwang
I always love thses beautiful flowers with their fragrant scent in front of the house. the plant has been a bit negelected,I feel sorry for it...took several photos last month while it was flowering.
All your criticisms and comments are welcome.Thank you.

Tags: General Flowers and plants

Voters: metro074, Rock, accipiter and 11 more

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metro074 10 8 Australia
1 Jul 2010 12:23PM
Just beautiful! Excellent detail with wonderful dof. A wonderful presentation. Well done
Rock 18 10 2 England
1 Jul 2010 3:14PM
A single rose I give to you.

Super work.

accipiter 11 61 England
1 Jul 2010 5:48PM
Lovely shot of this rose - beautiful light. I find the diamond pattern at the top a bit distracting and think I would crop it out or blur it away. Your pictures keep improving. A
xwang 11 56 8
1 Jul 2010 5:57PM
Thank you very much Arthur for your helpful comments and encouragement.
Thank you Carol and Rob.
astyag 13 12
1 Jul 2010 7:50PM
Beautiful, lovely tone and colour Rose, I do like this very much, the PoV is good too. I am glad that you liked the Chinese proverb Smile I don't know any Chinese proverbs about flower though, sorry, but I know that If friends were flowers, I'd pick you... Smile Enjoy
1 Jul 2010 10:43PM
What a lovely shot Xiaoli great detail colour comp and dof.
BarryC123 12 43 25 Ireland
1 Jul 2010 10:52PM
Absolutely beautiful light on the flower, and lovely detail too.

I do agree with Accipiter though about the distracting stonework, the flower is clearly the star of this show and doesn't need anything else in the image.
I'd be very tempted to crop both the top 'diamond' pattern, and the branch across the bottom, but I do really like the slightly diagonal pattern of the brickwork.
xwang 11 56 8
1 Jul 2010 11:31PM
Thank you Astyag, I can't think out any either, but you do make me laugh...Take care my friendSmile
Thank you John for your kind comments,I do enjoy your sense of humour.
Thank you Barry,I'll look after the 'diamond'...The flower was very high,nearly colse to the roof,I was so pleased that the flower wasn't dancing in the wind, and my hands were not shaking like a leaf at that time.... Glad you like it.
KingBee Plus
14 544 2 Scotland
2 Jul 2010 7:14AM
All been said, Xiaoli - nice image, great DOF, exposure, everything. Bob
Ray42 12 3 England
2 Jul 2010 7:43AM
A lovely rose and well taken but I agree with Accipter about the bg being a bit distracting
2 Jul 2010 5:28PM
A beautiful delicate image well captured. I think that if it was mine, that I would just crop a small amount from the top, then try a blur on the B/G. Just to see if it worked.
A lovely shot all the same.
Dizize 10 United States
3 Jul 2010 1:18AM
This is so lovely...the curvature of the petals are so very delicate, lighting is perfect...I bet it smelled wonderful!!
lovely capture, great work,well done!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2160 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 9:39PM
I agree about the top bit, but quite like the background because it is quite nicely blurred and the colour complements the rose.
LilyWren 10 7 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2010 6:01PM
What a beautiful rose. Lovely capture and I love the how the rose 'jumps out' with the bokeh background Smile

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