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On a recent drizzly morning at my local botanical garden, many of the roses were blooming beautifully in the soft light. I was exploring one rose bush of golden blooms when I spotted red velvet and sparkling droplets nearby. This is the result. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/13, 1/125 sec., ISO 400)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (March 2013)

Winner of Red Rose for Valentine’s Day challenge in Absolute Clarity group (February 2014)

Top 10 in “Lovely Petals” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (September 2013)

Top 10 in “Red White or Blue” challenge in Monochrome in Color (July 2013)

Top 10 in “Red flowers” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (March 2013)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Roses with Glitter” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (January 2013)

Winner of “I’m Wet” challenge in Elegant Rose Cards group (October 2012)

Top 10 in “A Rose is a Rose” challenge in Monochrome in Color (May 2012)

Featured in Roses Grow on You (11 November 2012)

Featured in Olympus and Four Thirds Group (19 May 2012)

Featured in Flower in Macro (3 July 2011)

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celeste m, celeste mookherjee, drama, dramatic, drop, droplet, flora, flower, love, raindrop, red, romantic, rose, velvet

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Comments

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    It looks gorgeous in full colour too, Celeste and you’ve captured that red perfectly (such a difficult colour). Lovely detail on the petals and water droplets.

  • Thanks, Maggie! Those water droplets on red caught my attention in the garden and caused me to explore angles until the sparkle was just right!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Silly me.. I thought those water droplets were on my computer screen…Ha! That is how realistic they appear…. Beautiful image, Celeste, and (as Maggie said) the red is perfection.

  • Thank you, Katherine! The droplets drew my attention from several rosebushes away — something about the softened morning light and angle made the droplets quite special on red. My job was just to capture the wonder!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, I am indeed honored!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonabout 3 years ago

    Another great shot, congrats on the feature

  • Thanks very much, Wendy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Emilie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryover 2 years ago

    Congratulations

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

    Many congratulations on your winning entry in the “I’m Wet – Elegant Rose Cards” challenge with this beautiful image !

  • Thank you! I appreciate your visit and comment very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownalmost 2 years ago


    October 2012

  • Thank you very much! (Sorry to be so late in responding – I’ve not been well)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OlaG
    OlaGalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful image, Celeste … another challenge belongs to you … CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Thank you very much, Ola. I appreciate your support and encouragement!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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