Friday, June 8, 2007

La Vie en Rose

The rose bushes outside my apartment building are in full bloom this week. I guess it is a good sign that the summer is here. I played with the macro feature on my camera and managed to get a couple of good shots of the blooms.

Disclaimer: I did not plant nor nurture the rose bushes in the photo. The building gardener did all the work.

If you love macro shots, please check out L'heure Bleue's blog. She has an amazing photo of a morning dew drop sitting precariously on a leave of a rose bush.

16 comments:

tigerfish said...

Yes. This is really pretty. Dark hue of pink. Nice.

Kate said...

Utterly beautiful. The shape of the petals and the colour with subltle shades of pink are lovely to behold.

Olivier said...

magnifique Rose, il ne nous reste plus, qu'a chanter tous en coeur cette superbe chanson.
je te souhaite un bon weekend


splendid Rose, it does not remain us any more, which all in heart this superb song has to sing. I wish you a good weekend

Annie said...

The building gardener seems to have his/her way with roses! That's a lovely one.

And the drop of dew was a miraculous vision. Thanks for directing us there.

Belinda said...

That's so beautiful Ming. I think garden roses are the best and have the most magical fragrance, as opposed to "perfect" hot house varieties. Your gardener must take great pride in his/her work. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image with us.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Very pretty indeed, Ming. You managed to capture the textures and freshness of the rose.

stilettoheights said...

very beautiful

Rafe Totengco said...

gorge! it's a Poiret rose.

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~tanty~ said...

Lovely flower.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Gorgeous rose--my favorite flower. And that is also one of my favorite french songs!

Have a great weekend!

Per Stromsjo said...

Roses are nice. I wish someone would invent a smelling blog. Incidentally, I've always found the colour red to be a bit difficult for macro shots.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Really gorgeous rose, Ming! I went to see the "goutte de rosée" and I like it! Thanks for the link!

Have a nice weekend!

teahouse said...

That rose is almost TOO perfect, if you know what I mean..are you the Glamour Shots of roses?

Lavenderlady said...

Great job! I love the little buds...you can see the little white hairs. I love roses...wonder photo.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Nice shot! BTW, the movie of the same title is supposed to be great!