Red Rose

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Who needs fireworks
when Mother gives us

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A perfect Red Rose
exploding with color,
excitement, and form
as quietly She celebrates
Life and Independence
without any terror to animals
or small children.

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For two years I have attempted to photograph this Rose that is a jeweled deep red Rose with velvety petals.Β  Regardless of the settings I have used, or the lighting for that matter, I have been unable to capture the velvet essence that is seen and felt on Her Petals.Β  This Rose bush is one of the very few this year that is blooming, and in taking many photographs of Her, not one have I been able to accomplish my goal of capturing those velvet Petals.

Instead of admitting defeat and not showing you this gorgeous Rose just because the velvet Petals did not come within sight on the image, I am showing you what I did capture, which I know in my Heart, you will enjoy.

I Hope everyone had a safe Independence Day.Β  May this day BE bright and sunny for all of you!!!

MF Photography/ “Red Rose” 2015Β©AmyRose

70 thoughts on “Red Rose

    1. Yes, I must agree with you, Trini. Of all the Roses that have not flowered, this one this year has been THE most magnificent of any time I have had Her! I am SO happy you saw Her!!! Love, Amy ❀

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      1. You are really fortunate. I have seen the horse next door roll her eyes in fear because of these loud fireworks. People are SO loud and they don’t even think about how their loudness effects those around them. Thank goodness the 4th is over with!!! ❀

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  1. Yes, made it back alive. I hope your cats and husband made it through okay. We sat out in the park and saw the fireworks in a very safe atmosphere but we did here a lot of fireworks in the distance and a lot of dogs were getting upset. I thought they were better off left home….and thought of you among the many other concerned pet owners.

    The rose is indeed lovely and you really did capture the velvety feel of it as well as the deep red color. I can feel it over here.

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    1. Yes, Marissa, we made it through another 4th. All are good! Seeing as I am the hub of the wheel, I maintained great composure and even though the fireworks were loud, I hardly paid any attention to them. Because I did not pay attention to the noise, most of my cats chilled as well.
      I’m still trying to get the full essence of this Rose, Marissa. I know what She looks like, and this really is not a perfect match. Thank you for saying what you did though, because it really made me feel better. I’m going to take a closer look at what I shot this evening …. and I am not even going to tell my secrets IF I got Her. Tee hee …. I know the feeling I will have IF I get this Rose perfectly. I sure worked long enough to do so!!! LOL (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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    1. I know, Erika. She is a beauty!! And Mother IS the greatest Artist of them all, I agree! I am SO glad you commented because today I called to the bees to come to my Lavender, and they did!!! Now they are slowly coming but I saw many more then I did yesterday and in fact, I have a few images in which I captured a bee to prove it!! LOL YES!!! Bees are really here!!! OH FOR THE JOY!!! Love, Amy ❀

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    1. I have been, Susan. Every chance I get I am out in my gardens just staring at Her. Out of all my Rose bushes, this is the one that is doing the best. She is strong to resist rain and insects. And she glows, honestly! I am so glad you gasped, because She really is breathtaking!!! I really got a kick out of your reaction!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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      1. I’ve missed you, Susan. Since I am having trouble typing due to being that tired, you are the last one I am commenting to. I got all my gardens pruned, cut back, weeded and fertilized today. Tomorrow I reapply my organic insect repellent on my Roses. I just couldn’t do it today. BIG (((HUGS))) and I am SO happy you are working!!! Love, Amy ❀

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      2. I cherish your comment, especially since you are tired and have worked in your garden. I did look at a lot of your flower without commenting. I was just overwhelmed. Sleep well, sweet friend.

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      3. Love you too, Susan. You are not the first person to say they are overwhelmed when they come to Petals. I know, I post a lot. πŸ™‚ NOW I am getting off of here. Sweet dreams to you too!!! I have to help Karma eat, clean out litters, give meds, take a shower, THEN go to bed. LOL πŸ˜‰ When I get there, it will be lights out!!! LOL ❀

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    1. Cee, I was thinking of you the whole time I was editing this Rose. I honestly did not add blue, much to my amazement but worked instead with contrast, highlighting, and shadows. I decreased the saturation a little, not much so that the red would not “glare”. I tried so hard to get those velvety petals clearly seen, yet everything I have tried, I just havent’ been able to do. I think with my mirrorless camera I captured the velvet petals. With my DSLR, no. So not easy to do. I will keep trying. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. Oh words can not describe how beautiful she is, Amy. Just love the image and the words. We decided against the fireworks, also. It was hot and muggy yesterday. Was thinking of you. Have a Wonderful Sunday my friend ❀ HUGS

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    1. Well, seeing Sunday is no longer and today is Monday, I had a day yesterday where I did some more healing in my gardens. All day I was outside drinking up the sunshine and flowers.
      As for this glorious Red Rose, I am so happy you have seen Her!! She tantalizes me with her Beauty as I continue to try to get her velvet petals in an image. I again attempted last evening but I have yet to try to edit the images. I am crossing fingers that what I did worked!!! Have a great Moday, Susan!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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      1. OH WOW!!! Can you tell I was NOT awake when I answered this? Oops. I thought I did address it to Susan. Now I am really confused. Hehehehehe Yowza! Now I know I am going to a park with my camera. *laughing at self* ❀

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      2. That’s okay and understand. Was just confused for a second when I saw Susan. I was drinking coffee at the time and thought I wasn’t awake yet..LOL. Have fun at the park πŸ™‚

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      3. Kathy!!! SO sorry!!! I went back and reread and realized, NO I was not awake. This comment was for YOU yet at the end I said Susan. OOPS!!! Now the confusion is no longer. Whew!! I am really going to get lost in my camera world. LOL ❀

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    1. Greg, you also I had in mind when I was editing this Rose. Cee is the other person. I know you captured a Rose like this last year and I SAW the velvet petals. How you did it is beyond me. I’ve taken SO many photos all in different settings, in different lighting, and still I just am not able to capture that velvet. Yes She is gorgeous, I admit. I’ve been outside today in my gardens, and I find myself again and again drawn to this beauty. Not many of my Roses are flowering YET this year due to heavy rains and insects, but I have taken care of them as best as I can. This evening my Roses are getting fertilized so I am crossing my fingers that with sunshine and with precautions against these insects, I will have more Roses. Gee, I’ve just written you a small book. LOL (smile) Thank YOU for your compliment!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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      1. Hehehehehe Well, Greg, since I have not even attempted HDR yet, I am going with the editing. I just shot this Rose this evening in complete shade, -2 exposure and with the aperture wide open. Shhhhh …… My secret. I have yet to see if I succeeded. *heart pounding* LOL
        No apologies, Greg. I know what it is like not to have the brain working. Right now my hands are not working so you are the last one I am commenting to this evening. Grrrrr …… ❀

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    1. Sneha, again I am not able to get to your site. What happened? Are you OK? I am so happy you made it over here to see this ultimate beauty that tantalizes me as I keep trying to capture her velvety petals. I again go right now in fact to try again! πŸ™‚ ❀ (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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    1. Thank you, Maniparna. Some day I would like to see huge gatherings of people on the 4th, who quietly meditate upon Independence and what they can do to continue the spirit of Independence personally and globally. The problem is, most people don’t know how to be quiet. ❀

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    1. Tiny, you are so kind. I know what this Rose really looks like, and I am still trying to capture that velvet Petal. I may have succeeded last evening. I have yet to conjure up the courage to look. Hehehehehehe Have a great day, my friend! Love, Amy ❀

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    1. You are SO very welcome, my Luv!!! No coincidence that I had this RED Rose in mind to publish and here you are seeing RED. Hmmmmm ….. Passion in the air????? LOVE???? I’m game!!! I don’t know about you….. hehehehehehe ❀ (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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    1. Honey, thank you. Only I know what this Rose really looks like and darn it, She tantalizes me. I’m still trying. I shot some images last evening, yet I haven’t worked up the courage to look. LOL T’is true. (((HUGS))) Amy ❀

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      1. Oh gosh I do this very thing too! Sometimes I get my camera well all of them and not one of them captures that red velvet! You did a beautiful job here with her graces! I see the glint of light and softness! I do! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œlove to you

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  3. I could not find another rose, should I search and search that would compete with this simply gorgeous red. I can sense it’s velvet texture in this beautiful photograph, Amy. xoxo Hope you will have a special week as you are a special woman.

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