A single red rose is one of nature’s most beautiful gifts. It is also a symbol of love and devotion. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 35mm macro, f/6.3, 1/320 sec., ISO 100, open shade, handheld.) Texture (Dove Wings) from Leslie Nicole’s Artiste Collection at French Kiss Textures.
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RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (February 2014)

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

Co-winner of “Single Red or Light Pink Rosebud” challenge in Fabulous Flowers group (October 2014)

Top 10 in “One Single Cut Rose” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (September 2014)

Top 10 in “One Red Rose Challenge” in Blooms group (February 2014)

Top 10 in “Floral Art” challenge in Country Gardens Come Grow With Us group (December 2013)

Top 10 in “February 2013 Image of the Month” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (March 2013)

Winner of “Single Red Rose – Valentine’s Challenge” in Challenge Accepted group (February 2013)

Top 10 in “A Rose or Roses Against a White Background” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (December 2012)

Featured in Blooms – All Seasons Flowers (14 February 2014)

Featured in We Sell Art…Best of the best art (5 February 2014)

Featured in One Single Flower on Display (24 April 2013)

Featured in Challenge Accepted (12 February 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture Celeste.

  • Thank you, Julie, glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful !!!!!!!

  • Thanks very much, Angel!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    Love the different profile that this rose has, and the very definite suggestion – helped by the textures – that this is a painting.

  • Thank you, Bette. It was the shape of the rose that caught my attention in the field. I photographed it with natural background (pebbles and a bit of grass), which I thought was a little busy, and then I tried using my white diffuser as a background. The white background isn’t natural, but it’s a change of pace.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    This is just beautiful love the red of the rose and the textured background is wonderful

  • Thanks very much, Karen! The red of this rose is really pure and true. The texture I used is one of my top favorites.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 2 years ago

    Just gorgeous, Celeste!!!!

  • Thanks very much, Laurie! It was much too pretty a rose to ignore. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Thank you very much, Joy! I always appreciate your comments.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much, Albert!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairalmost 2 years ago

    So beautiful! Great job!

  • Thanks very much, Maisie, glad you like it as it’s a little different for me.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 2 years ago

    What magnificent work, Celeste. Love those colours.

  • Thanks very much, Ralph! This red of this rose was quite endearing.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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