Tender Reflections by Xandru

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Addicted to the rose
Reflected in your eyes,
The unknowing love
Continues to rise…

To Love you is like ecstasy
Forbidden yet true,
Wrapped around my mind
I can’t stop thinking about you…

Zevanda Borjon

A B&W version with selective coloring can be seen here.

The setup for this shot:
Flower placed on a polished glass top. Camera resting on same glass top, some couple of feet from subject. A white sheet as backdrop. A gold reflector was used to highlight the red petals. Shutter activated by 2 sec timer.

The tech stuff:
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/160
Focal Length: 62mm
ISO: 400

You can impart happiness or sorrow
Alleviate tension or build a climax
Express exuberance or melancholy
Induce spontaneity or reflection
Entirely with a photographic camera.

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  • Ryan Piercey
    Ryan Pierceyover 6 years ago

    This is a very nice reflection shot… I also have another idea for this if you would like to pursue it… if you know how to use selective color in photoshop.. you should desaturate the image (make it b&w)… then use the history brush to color in the reflection.. so you have a b&w rose with a color reflection! I think that would look awesome! Give me a bmail if you need help if you decide to do that! Take care!

  • Hi Ryan. I like your comment, as always. I can do selective coloring, no problem. May start working on it soon.

    – Xandru

  • smokipoki
    smokipokiover 6 years ago

    Very nice Xandru!

  • Thanks, Astrid.

    – Xandru

  • Margot Komine
    Margot Komineover 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful composition.

  • Thanks, Margot. I admire your macros.

    – Xandru

  • jackitec
    jackitecover 6 years ago

    I love it

  • Thanks, Jackitec.

    – Xandru

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 6 years ago

    Lovely and very romantic !

  • Thanks, Sylvia. Its feels good to have some spark in life.

    – Xandru

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 6 years ago

    WOW,………lovely red rose and the reflections are a wonderful bonus!

  • Thanks, Sandy. Your comments are appreciated.

    – Xandru

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyover 6 years ago

    one word: exquisite!

  • Thanks, John. I like your bird catch :))

    – Xandru

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 6 years ago

    A gorgeous classic. The colours and lighting are wonderful.

  • Many thanks, Lacitrouille.

    – Xandru

  • Anthony Vella
    Anthony Vellaover 6 years ago

    Excellent work my friend. Well done.

  • Many thanks, Tony.

    – Xandru

  • annonymouse
    annonymouseover 6 years ago


  • Thanks, Annonymouse.

    – Xandru

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