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A Valentines rose

A Valentines rose
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/19, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Theme(s): Roses [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-14 1:44
Viewed: 2844
Points: 92
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A Valentines rose

My friends a Valentines rose for those who like it! Just a simple gesture to you. Without friends life is hard, with friends life is bearable :-)

Took this shot in the garden opposite of my Motel in Te Anau in the Southland of the South Island after a rain shower (one of the few I encountered).

Have a great weekend.

PP work, cropped, adjusted brightness and contrast, resized, sharpened and add frame.

mesquens1, chrisJ, lilimih33, azaf1, Regiomontana, Beger, Tomek, Dot, mvdisco, boomcat, MLINES, joopschotsman, s_a_s_h_a has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To shelbeesmom: We're not jealousJanice 6 02-16 05:34
To shelbeesmom: Yellow Rose of NEW ZEALAND!!!!!!!!Dawn 5 02-14 12:19
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  • MYLZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 7 N: 42] (622)
  • [2009-02-14 1:50]

Happy Valentines Day to you..

NIce captured..
Great Macro shot..
We'll detailed and clear and sharp photo..


Hoi Hans
Mooie kleuren en fijn dat de druppeltjes erop zitten.

It's not any rose, but the rose from Hans Spruijt.
Great shot! Superb presentation.

Hi Hans,
Such a beautiful rose with wonderful soft colors and texture!
I just love it...thank you :)
A happy Valentine's Day to you too and a very nice weekend.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-02-14 2:52]

Hi Hans ;)))
Happy V. day 2U2,
BEAUTIFUL photo...
J ;)

Hi Hans, wonderful rose..........wonderful shot! A happy A Valentine's Day to you!! TFS. Carme.

Prachtige close up van het natte roosje, Hans.
Mooie inzending op deze Valentine dag.
De softe kleuren doen het prima, kan de parfum bijna ruiken.
Fijne dag,

Hi Hans
Beautiful macro shot of a very nice...
Great colors, contrast and presentation.
Well done
Regards from the Serbia

Hi Hans!
Excellent macroshot of lovely rose! Great softcolors, contrast and fine details.TFS
Well done.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-02-14 3:43]

nice shot
good details
nice capture of the flower and the dew

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-02-14 3:58]

Hi Hans

Good repetition of the water droplets in this superb floral macro. The yellow throat of the rose contrasts well against the outer white petals. Effective tight framing, with a good diffused light. Tfs!

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2009-02-14 4:06]

very nice rose for this special day :)


Hello Hans

SO good drops on this delicate rose
A fresh idea for this valentine 's day
I love this simple shot
Excellent Work

Have a nice week end

Hij is prachtig Hans... mooie kleur en schitterend scherp.
Echt een mooie hoor!


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  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2009-02-14 5:30]

This is a good macro shot with a clean background. I like the softness of the colour and the texture of the petals. Well done
Regards, Balwant

awesome shot
really liek the drops POV is nice


Hi Hans,
that post is wonderful for this day - and sure it is perfect for me - lots of drops on it ;-)
Fantastic sharpness, beautiful post, thanks, love
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Hans!
Really lovely macro of this rose!
Beautiful detail and good sharpness!
Nice colours and light!
Best regards!

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-14 6:49]

Hi Hans

An excellent tribute to St Valentine's

Best wishes to you, too

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-02-14 7:05]

hi Hans

:) Great macro shot! Very nice color and sharpness for this NZ flower, looking fresh with the water droplets. The clarity is great for this work.

tfs, bill

fresh and beautiful. perfect exposure.

i a n

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-02-14 7:34]

Oeps!, zo mooi, zo scherp...prachtig!

Great weekend too,


hi hans, i like the composition and point of view, the details are amazing, have a great day!

I love water drops; and they look beautiful in this perfect rose. Great soft texture and colors on it. I like, also, the POV. Thanks!


Hi Hans.

Beautiful. I like the details and the colors as well as the composition.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-02-14 9:25]

Thanks Hans, to offer us a so beautiful thought!
The fresh colors and droplets will help me to wait for sunny days! I agree totally with you about friendship. This adds much in my life!
Have a great day, my friend! Annie

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-02-14 9:28]

Breathtaking macro shot... very good in exposure and colours!
Happy Valentines for you my friend:)))

Hi Hans,

Warm hues and great capture of the water droplets. Good POV and DOF used. Nice posting. Tfs Hans.

Best wishes,

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-14 9:41]

Hello Hans
The heart of the flower is absolutely stunning and intriguing with the light enhancing it. The water drops adding to the beautiful composition.
Happy Valentine's day.

FOR ME??? Oh thank you Hansie!! A yellow rose of Texas!! (take the hint you Kiwi's..he loves me most!!) Each drop is excellent Hansie! So beautiful! Just the bestest! (are you jealous Janice and Dawn??) he he

Hi Hans,
Beautiful macro Rose nicely presented and composied with great colors and sharpness, amazing light and contrast, A happy Valentine's Day to you ,
Have a great weekend....
well done.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-02-14 10:39]

A NEW ZEALAND ROSE!! for a New Zealand Rose (me)..thank you Hansie...(sorry Linda !) :-))))))

Beautiful rose my friend, and knowing its from New Zealand,, well it just gotta be the bestest!! I do like the deep yellow in the middle, and the lovely rain drops.

Well done, and Happy Valentines Hansie.. XXX and hugs from NEW ZEALAND.Dawn

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-02-14 10:59]

Brilliant colours Hans, sharp details,the ladies should love it.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-02-14 11:47]

Oh how beautiful - a yellow rose of Aotearoa - how wonderful.
Nicely captured Hans and all the way from Southland, New Zealand.
Happy Valentines day to you too.
Tell Linda that we're not jealous, we're happy to share this "sweetest little rosebud" from you with all the TL ladies (and the men too!)

Hi Hans,
Thanks for st. Valentine Rose...
Nice colours and excellent details.
I love it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin GŁner

Hi dear hans,
What a stunning macro vith great POV, colours, light and details.Nice dropletsTFS.


Oh, that's a pretty one, Hans,
I LOVE yellow roses and that one is particularly nice. Beautiful soft color, wonderful close crop and the water droplets are a great touch. Hope you had an enjoyable Valentine's Day. Many thanks and kind regards,

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-02-14 16:29]

WOW great focus and exposure
like the drops

this is my fav. colour in flower.. yellow.. wonderful macro shot, Hans.. so beautiful to look at it with droplets.. excellent shot and thought.. tfs..

regards, terry

Ciao Hans, splendid rose with fantastic drops, fine details and wonderful sharpness, perfect focus and lovely dark BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-02-15 14:02]

Hi Hans, A fine 3-D effect of this rose. Having taken some, i realise it is more tricky than it seems to get a good result, which you have here. The droplets of water enhance this well. TFS. Murray.

Sierlijk, bekoorlijk van kleuren en sfeer door de druppeltjes.
" Spijtig " geen " but " :-)

Mooi Hans !


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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2009-02-26 6:09]

Something different from you and it's so clear. Bravo for the macro !


Prachtig Hans, zoals het hoort. Super van kleur en scherpte. Mooi met die druppels er op.

Hi Hans,
Beautiful rose, fresh and clear.
Wonderfull macro work.


Nice close up with great detailed water droplets.

Hi Hans, beautiful photo, wonderful delicate colours and the droplets give it great freshness!
Thanks for sharing,

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