Pretty in Pink  by Michael Matthews

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Bridal Pink rose from my sister’s front yard flowering in the summer of 2009.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

I’d like to dedicate this flower to Jane McGrath, the wife of Aussie Test cricketer Glenn McGrath, whose brave fight against breast cancer was an inspiration to many of us. Jane passed away in June, 2008.

More information at http://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/

For those of my friends & viewers from countries where the sport of cricket is not played, you might like to have a look at the website to see what all the fuss is about.

Features
Colour Me A Rainbow, March 2009.
Style! Class! Elegance! Excellence!, Sept 2009
In The Pink, December 2009.
Photography Challenge, Oct 2010.
One Single Flower, Nov 2010.
Nature’s Symphony of Trees & Flowers, Dec 2010.
Globes, Spheres & Curves, March 2011.
Alphabet Soup, May 2011.
High Quality Images, June 2011.
Inspired Art, June 2011.
Petals & Pollen, July 2011.
Roses Grow On You, July 2011.
Featured For A Challenge, July 2011.
Elite Images, July 2011.
Shutterbugs, Oct 2011.
Artistic Flowers, Sept 2012.

Challenge wins
Pink Roses challenge, Roses Grow On You group, Aug 2011.
Roses challenge, Pastels & Whites group, April 2011.
Blossom of Life challenge in the Nature’s Symphony of Trees & Flowers group, Dec 2010.
Breast Cancer Awareness challenge, The Best of Redbubble group, Oct 2010.
The Magic Of Macro – A Flower Have A Heart, Featured for a Challenge group, July 2011.
Beautiful Flowers challenge in the Bubbling Bubblers group, Aug 2011.
Roses in Macro challenge, Featured for a challenge group, Feb 2012.
Roses challenge, Absolute Clarity, Jan 2013.

My sister asked me to thank everyone for their wonderful compliments on her rose since she is not on the net.

4621 views as of July 20, 2014 & 52 favoritings.

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bridal pink rose, flowers, pink, pretty in pink, roses, beauty, natures beauty

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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Comments

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 5 years ago

    Beautiful !

  • Thank you Sylvia.

    – Michael Matthews

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLover 5 years ago

    Soft and stunning, Michael. :)

  • Thanks Anne Marie.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 5 years ago

    So soft and delicate!!! Gorgeous!!!

  • Thanks Lori. I just added the dedication to this one. It explains my pink “phase”.

    – Michael Matthews

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    This is like the perfect shade of pink!!!!! Soooooo pretty!!! A fabulous shot!!

  • Thanks Lorilee.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thank you for the favouriting as well.

    – Michael Matthews

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLover 5 years ago

    What a lovely sentiment to a lovely lady, Michael. She was such an inspiration and such a beautiful person. :)

  • Thanks Anne Marie. I shed a few tears for Jane & still choke up when I think of her. Such an amazing lady.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Arthur Richardson
    Arthur Richardsonover 5 years ago

    Cooooooooool.

  • Thank you Arthur.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful, lovely colour!!

  • Thank you Kathy & thanks for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 5 years ago

    A beautiful rose Michael and an equally beautiful and fitting tribute to a lady who was such an inspiration to many.

  • Thank you Sharon. A beautiful flower for a beautiful lady.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Michael – its actually perfect in all ways, colour and composition. Jane McGrath would have been most impressed that you dedicated it to her and for what she now stands for – a beautiful dedication indeed!!

  • Thanks Bev. I had the cricket on today while I was on here & it seemed like a fitting thing to do. I’m glad you like it. It has become number 5 in my most favoured list in just 24 hours.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful image of this rose, excellent color too!

  • Thanks Ellen.

    – Michael Matthews

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