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A glowing rose on a rainy morning by Celeste Mookherjee

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I love rainy mornings in the rose garden! This beautiful variety is “Arizona,” an All-America Rose Selection for 1975 whose sunrise/sunset colors are among my favorites in the rose garden. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/16, 1/125 sec., ISO 400, overcast/rain, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (November 2013)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (September 2012)

This photo was chosen as the cover image for the winter 2013 newsletter of the South Coast Botanic Garden (Palos Verdes, California).

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Valentine Roses” challenge in Backyard Macro and Closeups group (February 2014)

Winner of “Roses are red…” challenge in Fabulous Flowers group (November 2013)

Top 10 in “Flowers on black background” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (May 2013)

Top 10 (3rd Place tie) in “Single Flower on Black” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (May 2013)

Winner of “Rose or Roses Against a Black Background” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (September 2012)

Featured in Backyard Macro & Closeups (9 March 2014)

Featured in THE GROUP (1 October 2012)

Featured in Roses Grow on You (18 September 2012)

Featured in Blooms – All Seasons Flowers (14 September 2012)

Featured in Enchanted Flowers (13 September 2012)

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My work is NOT in the Public Domain. My work is protected under U.S. and International Copyright and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, edited, altered, published, distributed, or transmitted via any medium without my express written permission IN ADVANCE. Please do NOT pin my work on Pinterest. All images are copyright ©2004-2014, Celeste Mookherjee, all rights reserved.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you very much, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Amazing macro Celeste,,,almost looks sugar coated,,,love the colour!!

  • I also love the colors of this rose, and the cluster of bushes is typically among my first to visit in the rose garden. Thank you for the lovely comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    What a delight. Wonderful tones and beautiful water droplets.

  • Thanks very much for the wonderful comment and fave, Joy! “Arizona” is quite a beautiful rose and even more so with raindrops.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...over 2 years ago

    Brilliant work Celeste!

  • Thank you so much for the great comment and fave, Elizabeth!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • wolfshadowphoto
    wolfshadowphotoover 2 years ago

    this positively glistens! gorgeous shot!

  • Thank you, Kirsten! Rainy mornings in the rose garden are such a treat!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    It certainly does glow! The raindrop jewels are a lovely addition.

  • Thanks very much, Bette – it’s one of my favorite roses.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Paul Leslie
    Paul Leslieover 2 years ago

    Stunning shot, excellent detail and colour

  • Thank you very much, Paul!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Your Arizona rose is definitely glowing and those water droplets are like little diamonds…what a gorgeous color this is and the dark background just sets it off so perfectly!

  • Thank you, Katherine! Arizona is one of my favorites in the garden for its warm blend of colors.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Just the perfect amount of everything!! Really pops right off the page! So beautiful!

  • Kristi, thank you again for a super comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 2 years ago

    Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous, that little touch of pink. A wonderful image and an instant favourite

  • Thank you very much, Kat! Arizona is a really beautiful rose with its lovey blend of colors.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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