Red Rose on a wet day

It was drizzling when I snapped this red rose in the Mona Vale gardens.  I rather like the effect, even though personally I find roses are a little too perfect and photographing them can be like shooting fish in a barrel – not much of a challenge to get something pretty. But what is challenging is to photograph them more abstractly. Someone who can do this very well is my friend and professional photographer Sharon Blance. I was thinking of her collection of fine art nature photos when I framed up this shot – so thanks Sharon!  You must check out her work online at


  • 8 years ago

    Hey Michelle – beautiful photo! When I was doing my flower series I became quite enraptured with raindrops on petals too. You might want to have a look at this photostream on Flickr – it’s quite amazing (there’s a tutorial as well, if you’re keen!):

    Thanks also for the shameless plug 🙂


  • 8 years ago

    On a cold, gloomy date it is delightful to see this vividly red flower.

  • 8 years ago

    Fabulous macro – love all those droplets

  • 8 years ago

    Great closeup. I like the color.

  • 8 years ago

    Awesome picture!

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