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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Three Tombstone Roses
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Taken in the backyard in the spring, the Tombstone Rose blooms for a very short time.
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Submitted: Sunday, 17th February, 2013 17:18 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 16th March, 2012
Focal length: 102 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 160
Notes: Tombstone Rose in Tombstone, AZ is the largest Rose of this variety known.
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