Macro Monday – A Rose and a Variation

Macro Monday – A Rose and a Variation

Aren’t roses stunning? Their beauty and complexity astounds. A myriad of layered petals, some tightly wound, others not. Fragrant and thorny, in hues from black to white.

Dry and brittle now, but still delicate and lovely as ever.

Still Life - Roses

… as we travel again between life and death,Β 
Waking and dream, blinking, while layers within layers,
None better, none worse, unravel and knit up before us . . .

__ Jay Woodman

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Your photos have captured the beauty that can be seen in even a dried and withered rose. Stunning photos.

    1. yeah you are absolutely right, beauty even in a dried and withered rose…………….lovely

    2. Thank you Colline, and thanks for visiting. I appreciate it.

  2. Beautiful Rose. Well captured. What lens did you use on your camera?

    1. Hi Rick, its good to hear from you. I used the Olympus 60mm macro, which I like very much, on the GH3. Great bokeh. The foilage in the background was about four feet from the subject. Probably shot at f8.

    1. Thank you and thanks so much for visiting.

  3. Lovely, if somewhat melancholy Ron! I have a vase of dried roses that I love, they are indeed almost as beautiful as in their blooming glory!

    1. Thanks Tina. I continue to want to explore dried blooms through micro photography. Their beauty lives on.

  4. Absolutelt stunning Ron! You capture the poignancy in their decay so well.

    1. Thank you Madhu. I am saving all of my orchid blooms now. I find find their lingering beauty intriguing.

    1. Thank you so much. I am happy you liked the images.

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