Wet Rose by Rachel Stickney

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Red rose macro shot with existing light from my kitchen window.

And the rose like a nymph to the bath addrest,
Which unveiled the depth of her glowing breast,
Till, fold after fold, to the fainting air,
The soul of her beauty and love lay bare.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Canon EOS Rebel XSi, f/22, 30 sec, Canon EF 100mm macro

© Rachel Stickney, All Rights Reserved

  1. Winner of the Valentines Deep Red Challenge in Flowers in Macro
  1. Placed in the Top Ten (8th) in the St Valentine’s challenge in Petals and Pollen
  1. Placed in the Top Ten (4th) in the Macro a Single Rose challenge in Featured Women Photographers
  1. Placed in the Top Ten (4th) in the Valentine Rose or Flower challenge in This and That

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  10. Monochrome
  11. Extreme Close-ups
  12. Image Writing





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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 4 years ago

    This is really gorgeous Rachel…love the colour hon xx

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Lyn! I figured it was about time I started using my macro lens again since I sort of forgot about it for a while. :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    Captured the colour perfectly, love the raindrops a superb shot Rachel! x

  • Thank you very much, Pauline! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Mariann Kovats
    Mariann Kovatsalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colors, comp. Rachel!

  • Thanks so much, Mariann! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 4 years ago

    Ohh absolutely stunning!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks very much for your lovely comments and the fave, Evita! ♥ :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Jacek Nazim
    Jacek Nazimalmost 4 years ago

    This is really gorgeous!

  • Thanks so much! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • DJ LeMay
    DJ LeMayalmost 4 years ago

    Positively delicious color Rachel! Love the color, comp and the quote!

  • Thank you very much, DJ! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Sandy Keeton
    Sandy Keetonalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Rachel!

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comments and the fave, Sandy! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • OpalFire
    OpalFirealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful detail and a gorgeous rich colour.

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments and the fave, Maggie! :)

    – Rachel Stickney

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