A Rose by any other name.........! by Roy  Massicks

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A flower from the bush roses in our garden which was taken from a cutting of a one hundred and twenty year old bush brought from the UK by early settlers.

Location: Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 140mm, 14×140 lens, 1/250, f/8, iso 160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 1 year ago

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    what a treasure after all those years xx

  • Yes it is Lynn – we brought five cuttings from GB Island and four have survived ! Thank you.

    – Roy Massicks

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature – this is a lovely rose bush !

    – Roy Massicks

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 1 year ago


  • Many thanks for your lovely comment !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Janone
    Janoneabout 1 year ago

    Lovely looking picture from that old rose tree, Roy. We do have an indoor Begonia, which is over 40 years old. Beautiful huge leaves, but seldom little flowers.. lol
    Cheers, Jan

  • Thank you so much for your great comment and favourite Jan. That’s some Begonia you have !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 1 year ago

    What a lovely shot Roy

  • Thank you very much Malcolm – I do appreciate your very kind comment !

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful work and interesting reading Roy.

  • Thank you Myra – lovely to have your comments. Yes, this rose has come from Ireland to Great Barrier Island and now the Bay of Islands – it’s a very well travelled rose !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you Ann.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, gorgeous capture, Roy !

  • Thank you kindly Elfriende – so pleased you like it enough to favour it !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomabout 1 year ago

    A beautiful image of a Federation Rose, love the composition Roy and the story.

  • Many thanks Rita – it is a beautiful flower !

    – Roy Massicks

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