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I could say “here’s a wee touch of fine art to brighten your day”. But what did I say? “Its a rose, a pink and cream rose, and as we all know every rose has its thorns, and this one demonstrated that to me while I was setting up this photograph ….. Ouch! Until I took this I never knew how much texture some rose petals had.”

Featured in Just Fun 10/4/11

My first sale! Thank you for buying A Rose for my Rose

exif: Canon 450D 1.6 seconds at f29 ISO 100, 70-300mm Sigma Macro lens at 190mm. Only a little sharpening in post processing using PSP X2.


rose, flowers, macro, close up, fine art, harry purves, uk, northumberland

Inspired by my dad in visual arts and music from a very early age. He mentored me in photography, film processing and printing when I was 7 or 8 years old. He wouldn’t teach me to play guitar though so I had to teach myself, and played bass in a group while I was at University for pocket money. I took early retirement in 2009 and rekindled my passion for photography. My art is eclectic. I’ll photograph anything and everything. The world is full of images just waiting to be captured.

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  • Tracy66
  • Wow, I can’t believe it, thank you so much. I’m really pleased but I’m also surprised to have my rose featured.

    – Harry Purves

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Nice work

  • Thank you very much Larry.

    – Harry Purves

  • strgaZeNn
    strgaZeNnover 3 years ago

    Beautiful……. :)

  • I very pleased you like it.

    – Harry Purves

  • fionahoratio
    fionahoratioover 3 years ago

    Lovely image!

  • Thank you Fiona.

    – Harry Purves

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago


  • Wow, thanks Joy. I’ve just had a quick look at your portfolio. Wow wow! I need a little more time but they’re great. I also was surprised to see a section on guitars! Terrific, do you play too? If you do we could start a long-distance band! LOL :)

    – Harry Purves

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 3 years ago

    this is beautiful!!!! it oddly i know, reminds me of an ice cream I loved as a child it was vanilla and the ice cream man used to dip it in a wonderful rasberry sauce…. so this is delisious and devine :)

  • I remember those days, when the ice-cream man would drive into the street with inappropriate music blasting out to signal his arrival. (“Yanky Doodle Dandy” in the North East of England, I ask you!) We always asked for an ice-cream cornet with monkey’s blood. It sounds so gruesome now.

    Thank you for your kind words and rekindling a pleasant memory of child hood, sadly it was so long ago.

    – Harry Purves

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful composition and tender heart always make so beautiful artwork, thank you to sharing and inspiring friends:)
    Best regards,

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Sunny.
    Best wishes,

    – Harry Purves

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanabout 3 years ago

    Cool photo shot!!

  • Thank you kindly Junior. (Do you prefer to be called “Junior”? )

    – Harry Purves

  • Junior Mclean
    Junior Mcleanabout 3 years ago

    Yeah man, I’m cool with that.

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kabout 3 years ago

    very pretty rose, lovely colour and perspective :)) k

  • thanks Kristina, I appreciate your kind comment!

    – Harry Purves

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