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A symbol of love at first sight, mystery, enchantment, the granter of wishes, and a never-ending quest for the impossible — and all while a true blue rose does not exist in nature. This was an overly bright red rose that I couldn’t seem to edit the way I wanted, but it really took to the color blue so I left it that way.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
Editing done in Picasa3, a free download

FEATURED in the Blue and Purple Roses Host Specialty Showcase in Roses Grow on You, August 4, 2013
Top Ten Winner in the “Deep Dark Purple and Blue Roses” challenge in Roses Grow on You, August 3, 2013
FEATURED in Roses Grow on You, July 31, 2013
Special FEATURE: Flowers For Kat in memory of Kathleen Collins. The Sisterhood, December 1, 2010
FEATURED in New Creations of Beautiful Color!!!, June 6, 2010
FEATURED in The World As We See It, or as we missed it, June 6, 2010

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Dot.

  • Thanks, Rosie. I never did a blue rose before. I kind of like it myself.

    – AuntDot

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago

    Love the blue velvet!

  • Thank you, John. I thought it looked like velvet, too — glad you said that!

    – AuntDot

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Magnificent work!! Instant FAV!!

  • I knew you would like this one, Vitta! Thanks so much for your comment and the fave, my friend.

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thanks so very much, Kathy!

    – AuntDot

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    Wow Dot. This is amazing work my friend. The colors are beautiful

  • Thanks so much, Angela! Glad you like it. Also, I appreciate the fave!!

    – AuntDot

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 4 years ago

    Dark and rich. Love it!

  • Thank you so very much for your great comment, Jonice, and also for the fave!

    – AuntDot

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    WOW !!! this is gorgeous,

  • Thanks a million, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Sherri. Even better than getting this feature is knowing that you are back to health! Welcome back!

    – AuntDot

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Dorothy! That’s a fabulous shade of blue!

  • Thank you so much, Trish. I did get pretty excited when this color evolved in my editing. So glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago


  • Thanks so very much, Leonie7!! Truly appreciated!

    – AuntDot

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