I thought this was in my portfolio already, but I can’t find it. It may have been retired some time back. I reworked it today from the original photo and was going to replace the old image and make it public again, if only to hold onto its old view count, but I guess it has to be posted as new.

While I love the plain and simple honest flowers like hibiscus and vinca, there is something about a full-blown rose that makes me just want to bury my nose in it. Next to the dramatic red one, its little variegated cousin looks so cheeky.

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  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, my friend!

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 5 years ago

    So elegant and lovely – great colours Ginny!

  • Thanks you, Georgie.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, beautiful work Ginny. Gorgeous roses.

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely Ginny just lovely!

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    dear Ginny, this was once beautifully for some chats. the darkness obviously becomes deco to the deep red and tinted pinky. Well do!

  • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments; I’m very happy that you like this one. I had two lovely roses and I took their picture while they were displayed in a water glass on my dining room table. I thought that showing their beautiful faces isolated on a black bg was so much more dramatic.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • NatureImages
    NatureImagesover 2 years ago

    ‘Elegance’ is the first word that comes to mind when looking at those beauties. The sharpness, the clarity and the attention to detail displayed in this image, makes it a real winner.

  • Thank you so much.

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • pmarella
    pmarellaover 2 years ago

    Excellent work

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