I picked this rose out of my garden today (smells amazing by the way!!), decided to play around with lighting and this was the effect I achieved. Anyway, I like this one for a first attempt so I thought I will put this one up for a while to hopefully get some constructive criticism.. Also, I would love to know if this photo is to dark or light, I was trying to re-calibrate my monitor and I think I’ve might of messed it up! Anyway enjoy :o) P.S this photo is 100% natural…
Shot with Nikon D200


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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much Cheryl!!! You were quick! ;o)

    – Basia McAuley

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyabout 6 years ago

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful macro, glorious rosebud and wonderful colours

  • Thank you Hilary!

    – Basia McAuley

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnsonabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Wzard
    Wzardabout 6 years ago

    Good shot, I don’t think that it is too dark and the lighting is also very effective.

  • Jim Worrall
    Jim Worrallabout 6 years ago

    a lovely piece Basia, …well done.

  • dougie1
    dougie1about 6 years ago

    and it is 100% beautiful!

  • Catherine Davis
    Catherine Davisabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous! Soft and lovely rich colours!

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 6 years ago

    10/10, Basia !!! No constructive criticism needed, it’s perfect… you have created a well composed, beautiful, romantic image full of love, tenderness and passion!!! Full marks !!

  • HippyDi
    HippyDiabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Basia, it certainly pays homage to your gorgeous rose…..isn’t it amazing how much better the scent is from a garden rose vs a shop bought one ? :-)

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