Generally speaking, I avoid taking photos of white or all-red flowers simply because they just don’t turn out the way I want (and my photo editing skills are, shall we say, challenged). But I decided this one is a keeper. Taken at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio (USA) with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi and Canon EF 100 f.2/8 macro lens.

Top Ten Finish, Enchanted Flowers group July Voucher challenge!


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

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  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

    Yes, Monnie, it is a Keeper! Great job!

  • Thanks, April!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful, Monnie! I agree – a keeper!

  • Thanks, Nadya!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    Lovely light and capture Monnie ~ I’d say you got the exposure spot on here!

  • Thanks, Susie! It’s been way too hot to stand out in the rose garden to take photos for at least a couple of weeks now – I’m hoping some of the roses have survived this awful heat!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago


    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations are in order because not only has your image been Featured in the Enchanted Flowers group….

    Your beautiful flower has been chosen to participate in the July Voucher Challenge!

    Please click on the banner below to arrive at the challenge page and enter this image into the July Voucher Challenge.

    your host – April

  • Yay! Thanks very much!!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 2 years ago


  • I’m honored – thanks so much!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • aprilann
    aprilannalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on winning the Enchanted Flowers July Voucher Challenge.

    Your prize for winning this challenge is you as an artist will be featured on our homepage PLUS I have requested a $20 voucher from Redbubble and will let you know as soon as I hear from them.

    Please view our Permanent Features Here

    Your host – April


    Congratulations on being one of the Top Ten Winners in the Enchanted Flowers July Voucher Challenge.

    Please view our Permanent Features Here

    Your host – April

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