solitaire ....

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 20 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Danville CA ~ An Iceberg rose from my garden

This image, a shot looking down upon a single rose in a simple glass vase. (P. S. Do you think I should crop it tighter?)

NIKON D90 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 250 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That certainly is a beauty.

20 May 2010 5:17am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful composition of a beautiful rose!!

20 May 2010 5:34am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the drops on the petals. Exquisite image.

20 May 2010 6:07am

Marianne Be. from Toulouse, France

Love the drops on thoose wonderful rose ...
Alone, as in the life ...
nice day, Dulcie, and many thanks for all your visits at home !!!

20 May 2010 7:30am

ℳarleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful shot with 'romantic' light....!
I think it's interesting to see the vase too, so I vote for 'no cropping';-)

20 May 2010 8:05am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Just a Word: "Perfection" !!!!

20 May 2010 8:21am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

5 stars - perfect! Love everything about it - the clarity, the dew droplets, the colour, the positioning - aaah, what a treat for the eyes!

20 May 2010 8:46am

Mhelene from Paris, France

So beautiful , delicate and lovely !

20 May 2010 9:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

the crop works well, but scrolling up the picture to mask the bright highlight at the bottom of the vase does increase the eye's focus on that beautifully intense rose.

20 May 2010 10:03am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Beautiful rose with those drops of waer. I think brightening it up would make this a wonderful image.

20 May 2010 11:06am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

excellent colours... this rose is very pretty, Dulcie... beautifully photographed, and wonderfully presented!

20 May 2010 12:07pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful depth of field choice and the detail of the flower and the droplets are fantastic. Lovely.

20 May 2010 1:05pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

the drops of water add so much to the beauty of this rose

20 May 2010 1:10pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful , very interesting and lovely tones . Great DOF .

20 May 2010 1:14pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Breathtakingly beautiful Dulcie! The colors are superb!

20 May 2010 1:25pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Unique composition. The dewdrops are great addition. Larry

20 May 2010 1:53pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

i love the clarity of the water droplets, also agree with grouser regarding the crop.

20 May 2010 2:27pm

Valérie from France

So lovely Dulcie ! The more wonderful flower in the world, I will recall it to my husband ... :-)
Superb ! Bravooo

20 May 2010 4:20pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

one of your best ever,a fantastic shot.great just the way it is !!

20 May 2010 4:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the drops.

20 May 2010 5:32pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

I just have one word in my mouth - perfect (and 5 *****)

20 May 2010 5:51pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Love this wonderful flower.
Great colors

20 May 2010 8:09pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very delicate flower ,i like this sweet tones !!
five stars !
kiss !

20 May 2010 9:08pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful shot! Great with the little waterpearls and the soft light!

20 May 2010 10:34pm

manel from Spain

Muy buena. El color apagado hace resaltar las gotas de agua.

20 May 2010 10:40pm

rainboy from Nainital, India

dewdrops on petals ...beautiful.

21 May 2010 4:04am

k@ from Paris, France

The background subtle color is stunning, lovely flower again !

21 May 2010 7:50am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Beautiful simplicity . . I feel I can reach out and touch !

21 May 2010 9:18am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


22 May 2010 9:31pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

23 May 2010 1:02pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Very artistic!

23 May 2010 4:57pm

arcticfox from Anchorage, United States

I really like the staging and toning of this image. You asked about the cropping--I like it as it is. If I were processing, I might want to explore cropping down from the upper corner to take the flower to the upper and right edges just to see if that does anything for the positive/negative space.

28 May 2010 4:48pm

1/400 second
ISO 250
157 mm (35mm equiv.)