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The Rose Within



No hand has been allowed to touch
The rose I hide,
Though eyes have looked upon it and desired it.
-From the Thousand and One Nights, Autho...
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No hand has been allowed to touch
The rose I hide,
Though eyes have looked upon it and desired it.
-From the Thousand and One Nights, Author Unknown
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14 Comments | Report
Snowies
 
Snowies June 17, 2015
Very pretty :)
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi October 09, 2015
congrats. It probably rains i yor place . a real beauty
EphemeralExposure
 
EphemeralExposure January 15, 2016
Wow this is gorgeous!
rmbgdp
 
rmbgdp January 19, 2016
Love this so subtle and soft.
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset January 20, 2016
Congrats, beautifully captured!
svetlanaafifi
 
svetlanaafifi July 22, 2016
love this photo.. so beautiful
melkav PRO+
 
melkav August 08, 2016
Love this! Absolutely stunning! A real masterpiece!
Celtgirl420
 
Celtgirl420 September 15, 2016
Wow! Fabulous shot!
aurelialaurentia
 
aurelialaurentia February 25, 2017
Stunning !!!
benedicte1991
 
benedicte1991 March 03, 2017
The water droplets look like glitter! Amazing????
mellytear8
 
mellytear8 March 16, 2017
Beautiful shot!
MaggieMays Platinum
 
MaggieMays March 21, 2017
Incredibly beautiful!
Neckbone
 
Neckbone April 13, 2017
Nice capture!
Djacqu
 
Djacqu March 07, 2018
So beautiful. I love the drops.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my makeshift home studio (a.k.a. my living room).
Time
It was mid-afternoon probably, since I am almost never at home in the mornings; you know, work and all.
Lighting
So, the vase was sitting on top of the living room's table; I was just passing by the living room, and the way lighting was playing tricks on the rose petals caught my eye. So I got my camera and took a few shots, and then I figured the water droplets would make a lovely addition.
Equipment
My Nikon D3200 and the 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G kit lens. Sometimes "starter" equipment works wonders. Oh, and a spray bottle, to add the water droplets.
Inspiration
I love roses, and this particular one was looking so majestic and mysterious, sitting there in that vase, that I absolutely had to take a shot.
Editing
For the most part, I don't like editing my photos much; in most cases, I go for the "what you see is what you get" approach.
In my camera bag
My Nikon D3200 of course, and the Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens (which I almost never use, but I always bring along), my Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G prime lens. I love using the prime lens, especially with portraits, because you have to get really close to the subject. I also carry my polarising filters and my remote controller, because you never know when they might come in handy.
Feedback
I am not really good with giving advice of any sort, but I'll give it a try. I started with flower photography, because a) I love flowers and nature and b) flowers don't move. The more I practised though, the more I loved it, and not just because flowers are still; the colours, the little details, you can't overlook those things. So, learn to pay attention to details; and be patient too; it can take a while to get that perfect shot. I have a folder with about 300 photos of just this rose, and I used just one.

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