This is another example of my experimenting with my macro lens wide open at f/2. It was a rainy morning that left droplets and graced the flowers with soft light. I found the tight spiral of this newly opening rose irresistible as it both revealed and concealed. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2, 1/640 sec., ISO 200, partly cloudy/morning sun, handheld)

Top 10 in “Show Me Love” challenge in Artistic Flower Creeations (February 2012)

Featured in Elegant Rose Cards (1 October 2013)

Featured in Bicolor Beauties (28 May 2012)

Featured in The Woman Photographer (13 December 2011)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Celeste! Great rich colour and a lovely spiral to draw the eye in!

  • Thanks very much, Elizabeth!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Nick Boren
    Nick Borenalmost 3 years ago

    I can clearly see why you found the tight spiral irresistible my dear friend… It’s a phenomenal flower image that you created. :-)

  • Thank you, Nick! This rose beckoned. She SO wanted her photo taken!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    Whoa… so very beautiful artwork by you. Thank you to inspire million friends and me, please keep going on:)
    Quote for thoughtfully; To be or not to be. That’s not really a question.
    Jean-Luc Godard
    Best regards,

  • Thank you, Sunny!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 3 years ago

    This is almost like an abstract of a rose . . . .and I love it. Such luminous colour and where there are details they contrast with the smooth silkness in the other parts . . . delicious . . give me a spoon :-) x

  • Thanks, Teresa! It is just a bit abstract, but that’s part of the fun of shooting wide open!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Jeannine de Wet
    Jeannine de Wetalmost 3 years ago

    very very beautiful!!

  • Thanks very much, Jeannine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 3 years ago

    So lovely and somewhat mysterious…..really gorgeous shot, Celeste!

  • Thank you, Chris! I’m glad you picked up on the mystery, which I think has a lot to do with the soft focus.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Akrotiri
    Akrotirialmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful !! Lovely work. Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

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