(Originally a Bubble Jeopardy entry, Solved by Nathalie Chaput)

My daughter was given a bunch of roses for her birthday by her school friends, which included a Rainbow Rose (click to see the dyeing process invented by the Dutch), as well as some other artificially coloured ones. Interestingly as they were dying, they dried out very nicely in one piece. I was fascinated by the texture and the shapes so I kept them behind to take some shots.

[Sony a350, Sigma 105mm, f/4.5, 2.5sec, ISO-100; LR3]

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My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • patjila
    patjilaover 3 years ago

    wow stunning what will the whole set be even more stunning I guess!
    Love the colours angle macro and focus….excellent plus fave!

  • Thank you very much for the fave! Yes, the series is as nice, but a bit more obvious ;-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 3 years ago

    An Hawaiian lei?

    Love the colours and composition, whatever it is! :-)

  • Good guess Jo, but it isn’t a lei. Thanks :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 3 years ago

    Pretty :)
    My guess – dry petals – from potpourri or something like that…?

  • Thanks Monika, dry petals yes, but not potpourri (BTW – isn’t all potpourri dried petals? ;-) )

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 3 years ago

    No, it’s not always just petals in potpourri ;)

    One more try – Easter Palm! :)

  • ok :-) No, it’s not Easter Palm

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 3 years ago

    Rainbow dried Rose petals!

  • Yes! It’s a dried up Rainbow Rose. Well done Nathalie, you win! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

    Don’t know but it’s beautiful :)

  • Thanks Polly :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    My first thought was colored rose petals, so Nathalie might be right!

  • Yes she is! :-) Many thanks for the feature, much appreciated!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    You are welcome at Bubble Jeopardy but … your feature will be removed when the puzzle is solved! This way we have only unsolved puzzles in the Featured section.
    We archive and count all the puzzles here in a special forum Champion Solver of the year

  • OK. no worries, still happy to have been featured even for a little bit ;-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    George, love the way you composed with the shallow dof. And your pen and camera collection on the “Obsessions With Art Supplies” thread—did you use and then upgrade all of those Minolta cameras? Gee.

  • He he, I knew you’d spot that :-) No, I have to admit: about half of the cameras I’ve used, the rest I’ve “collected”. Glad you like the rose, there’ll be a few more, I promise.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot, George….love the way flowers die off ! Very cool.

  • Thanks Wendi, really appreciate your feedback :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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