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Pink and green

Pink and green
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-27
Categories: Nature, Macro
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Roses From Around the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-02 17:48
Viewed: 1624
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The rose has always been valued for its beauty and fragrance and has a long history of symbolism and meaning. The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses of love (Aphrodite and Venus). In Rome a wild rose would be placed on the door of a room where confidential matters were discussed. The phrase sub rosa, or "under the rose", means to keep a secret—derived from this ancient Roman practice.

Early Christians identified the five petals of the rose with the five wounds of Christ. Despite this interpretation, their leaders were hesitant to adopt it because of its association with Roman excesses and pagan ritual. The red rose was eventually adopted as a symbol of the blood of the Christian martyrs. Roses also later came to be associated with the Virgin Mary.

Rose culture came into its own in Europe in the 1800s with the introduction of perpetual blooming roses from China. There are currently thousands of varieties of roses developed for bloom shape, size, fragrance and even for lack of prickles.
Source: Wikipedia

PP: clearing of the background
ISO: 200, F 22, Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 180 Apo Macro 2,8

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Very well done. tfs.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-02-02 18:17]

Hola Lenka, preciosa flor y magníficos detalles , buen trabajo... saludos

Hi Lenka
This is a superb image. Very good sharp detail in this beautiful rose. Good plain background. Very well done. TFS.

PTS Later

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  • wide Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 70 W: 1 N: 41] (434)
  • [2007-02-02 18:36]

Hi Lenka,
Beautiful work with ligthing and focus. Very dynamic colours aswell. Maybe the pov is a bit too straight in for me, but otherwise great job!


What a lovely shot. The sharpness and details are just wonderful. And the color is stunning as well as the very simple background. Well done.

merhaba dear lenka
beautiful pink rose.very good macro picture.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Lenka

Wow....this is awesome! The DoF is spot on! Love the pink agaionst the green GB. Congrats!

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  • Andys Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 19 N: 72] (1119)
  • [2007-02-04 8:28]

Really nice detail on the petals of the Rose, the colous are vivid too.
Teh green background works well for me.

Hi Lenka:
This is just a superb capture. Your excsures are so perfect bringing every little details on the petals. I like your copm as well.

Superb soft lighting nicely composed and lovely colours your new camera seems great and the photographer is getting very good :-) best rgds Necip.

Hi Lenka wonderfull rose pict great macro beautiful color.Great done.

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  • Majtner (942)
  • [2007-07-24 10:34]

One of the clearest macro i have ever seen! Exceptional photo although i don't like the background because it's unnatural.Maybe few more color will help.

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