Two or More Roses

Challenge #34 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Photographing a single rose to capture its beauty, texture and colour is not difficult. In this challenge, show us TWO OR MORE roses in bloom, with open petals, in your entry. A single rose and bud, or unopened buds as the subject, will be DQ'd. The roses must be outside, still on the rose bush or shrub, with the natural background still visible. Please, NOT in a floral bouquet, flower market, or vase, or under studio lights. Small creatures such as insects or spiders may be present, but should not dominate the picture. Macro and close-up shots welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Bright Spring
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Holambra is a town founded by people from Netherland immigrated to Brazil one century ago. Every Spring the town is a great flower garden: you will find flower beds everywhere.
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Submitted: Saturday, 16th February, 2013 01:05 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 24th September, 2011
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Notes: Actually I was testing my Tokina 35 f/2.8 Macro lens with my (then) new Nikon R1 flash setup in a deep shadow area. I was very glad with the results.
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