With apologies to Neil Diamond – and FB friend Wolf whose comment triggered the idea – it’s a jazzed-up rose from the summer gardens at Mill Creek Park, Youngstown, Ohio. Fractalius and a couple of other filters added and taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi and Canon EF100 f/2.8 macro lens.

I’m a semi-retired newspaper editor/writer who loves photography, especially flower macros, lighthouses, old mills and covered bridges.

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    lovely xx

  • Thanks!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • wolftinz
    wolftinzabout 1 year ago

    LOL Why didn’t I see this coming? Very nice!
    February 14th will be the 50th anniversary of the. Beatles appearance on Ed Sullivan , that when I will use your music based challenge idea.. I’ll use. Your guitar photo for the avatar. Thanks for the suggestions.

  • Thanks (for the idea, too)! There just happened to be a challenge where a post-processed rose was appropriate – talk about coincidence! I’ll watch for the challenge – perfect timing for that as well!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 1 year ago

    Quite an interesting texture you have given this beautiful rose! Nice work, Sis!

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Very lovely rose and capture!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 1 year ago


  • That’s great – thanks very much!!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 1 year ago

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved feature!!!

  • Thanks very much, Linda!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you, Lori!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • labaker
    labakerabout 1 year ago

    Outstanding work Monnie :)

  • Thanks, Larry – I do love that filter!

    – Monnie Ryan

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