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Outstanding Rose for TL

Outstanding Rose for TL
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Copyright: Vic Zikoor (VicZik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: EOS 5d Mark II, Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 XR Di
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-01 18:12
Viewed: 1190
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
OUTSTANDING ROSE FROM SAN JOSE Municipal Rose Garden WHICH IS a rose garden located in San Jose, California.
The garden, 5.5 acres in size, was once a prune orchard, but was bought by San Jose in 1927 and is now exclusively devoted to roses. It features more than 3,500 shrubs representing 189 rose varieties.
As an official Display Garden for the All-America Rose Selections (AARS), the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden receives AARS award-winning roses in advance of public release. In the early 2000s, city budget cuts impacted the garden, which led to the AARS placing it on probation. In 2007 Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden (FSJRG) was established, a volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission was to restore and renovate the garden. In 2008 the AARS lifted the garden from probation and restored full accreditation, and the following year over 800 new roses were planted as part of the restoration project.
On May 2, 2009 it was rededicated as an official AARS Test Garden, one of 23 in the USA and the only one in Northern California.[1]
On December 15, 2009 the restoration of the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden was nationally recognized on President Obama's website Serve.gov,[2] Corporation for National and Community Service.
On August 12, 2010 the AARS named it "America's Best Rose Garden", in the first nationwide contest of its kind.[3] The winning garden was selected based on beauty, creativity and community involvement.
I will post more pictures of roses for my TL friends.

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A very beautiful shot
DOF is good
Cheerful colors and sharp picture is beautiful
I enjoyed
Good luck

Hi.very beautiful picture .good luck .

Hellow Vic,
Great 3d effect with a clever perspective and well exposed.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-07-02 10:23]


Quelle belle image et mise en valeur de cette fleur pourpre sueprbe avec le beau ciel t un personnage à gauche merveilleux.

Hello Vic, very interesting notes to accompany your shot; so glad that there was a happy ending!
The blur of the rose garden in the bg, with a sharp focus on the red rose in the fg is the perfect advertisement for a visit.
I like the low PoV and the placing of the rose in the composition.
Regards Jean.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-07-02 14:16]

Impressive choice of angle and surrounds to show this rose off, the colours of the petals against the sky works so well.

stv ;o))

I like the pov making the cloudy sky part of the background and the inclusion of the rest of the garden. Creatively well done, tfs.

Hello Vic,
Nice capture from an impressive PoV,excellent perspective and clarity.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • what Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 11] (354)
  • [2013-07-03 1:21]

Hi Vic,
Very nice flower, excellent colors. well done.


Hi,very unusual and dramatic composition where the rose becomes part of the landscape with a beautiful cloud formation above it.Friendly regards,Otto.

HI Vic...great colors and tones with perfect light...nice shot.


dear Vic,
Picture is very beautiful and meaningful.
color space is very good.contrast is natural.
an alone man at far, alone strong rose, at front.

best regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

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