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Canon EOS Digital Rebel | EF 50mm f/1.8 II
11/02/04 | 1/15 sec. | f/1.8 | ISO 100
This photo has been submitted for the Photo Friday challenge: Luscious [11 February, 2005]

A co-worker of mine had a birthday last week and received some lovely roses - couldn't resist the temptation to take a few shots of these vibrant beauties. After looking at the images for some time, I became fascinated with the interplay of petals in one particular frame, so I cropped it down to an abstract of sorts - focus wasn't quite as sharp as I'd wanted, so I took it a bit in the opposite direction with a layered soft focus effect.

This photo has been submitted for the Photo Friday challenge: Luscious [11 February, 2005]

wonderful colors and softness. i feel like i could fall right into them.

Posted by your_waitress at November 12, 2004 3:10 AM

I love the combination of the colors, and that softness works great. One more rose on the right and you would have the Spanish flag. ;)

Posted by RainKing at November 12, 2004 4:53 AM

For some reason, when I looked at this, the title "condiments" came to mind :)
Awesome shot. Very soft indeed.

Posted by miklos at November 12, 2004 6:08 AM

Wonderful colors. So soft and inviting. I also like how it is not perfectly centered. Adds interest. Very nice!!!

Posted by orange at November 12, 2004 7:23 AM

warm, vibrant colours and just the perfect amount of softness. beautiful shot - I could snuggle right into it!

Posted by mushsis at November 12, 2004 2:20 PM

a crayon colour of softness layered against my cheek and I smile ... this is stunning. I love the cropped closeness. nicely done! :)

Posted by daisies at November 13, 2004 2:36 PM

I'm so pleased that you all have found this image so appealing! This is definitely one of my personal faves so far:-)

Posted by Turfdigger at November 25, 2004 12:26 PM

i personally have a horror of rose photos, but your photo changed my mind. wonderful, interesting composition and focus. such a refreshing change from the stereotypic close-up photo of roses!

Posted by deborah lattimore at February 13, 2005 9:10 AM