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Rosa acicularis

Rosa acicularis
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Pentax Kr, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-11 17:08
Viewed: 3368
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rosa acicularis is the Wild Rose which grows abundantly in Washington state, just about every location I have lived in including my own wilderness property in the mountains.

This rose is not as nice smelling as its hybrid sisters and brothers... but it is much more abundant in flora on the bushes. For this reason it does not attract as many bees as other flora. This particular bush is growing on a dirt path which is barely accessible by wheelchair and I take a certain amount of chance trying to get in close but it was worth it after what we call a pop-up shower.. those are small cells of rain which can pop up any time even on a sunny day and sometimes bring rainbows delight. The rain also adds a certain flavour to the flora.. making it very pretty.

In the winter after the first frost, I frequently pick the rode hips. They are very high in natural vitamin C which I use in my teas.

Thank you much my old and new friends for welcoming me back. I shall try to stay as long as there is true natural subjects in my small range...

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Hello Bob

Excellent close-up shot of this Wild Rose,
beautiful light and color tones, great focus,
sharpness and details, great contrast of the
color tones, TFS


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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-06-11 18:30]

Glad you are my nabor. This is a pretty rose. The water drops gives it a different charactor.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-06-11 19:03]

Hello Bob,
I must admit, a real beauty for a wild rose. If you remember we also have a wild species here in Ohio, but it is not nearly as full a bloom and brightly colored as those out west.
Glad you didn't get caught in the quick shower, but also thankful you still went out afterwards and captured this beautiful image to share with us.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-11 23:09]

Hello Bob.
Very nice well composed picture. Beautiful flower. TFS.
Bes regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-12 0:19]

Hard to believe that such striking colours are to be found in the wild Bob, but we have a similar species here too, though it originated in Siberia.
Great you could take such a fine close-up from your wheelchair. The raindrops give the image added freshness.
Looks like the colour is the attraction for insects, rather than the scent.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-12 0:55]

Hi Bob,
The freshness of this colorful rose perfectly captured, I admire your natural interest with your limited mobility. hats off..tfs.

Ciao Bob, lovely composition with fascinating drops on beautiful flower, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Good morning Bob!
Lovely capture of the wild rosa.Fantastic bright colours and great sharpness and contrast.Thank You.
Have a nice day!
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-12 2:44]

Hello Bob,
Very beautiful photo of this rose in excellent clarity. The waterdrops give the photo a fresh impression. Excellent sharpness and splendid bright colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-12 4:03]

Hi Bob,a beautiful close-up of this wild rose,i like your capture whit all these drops taken at the top of sharpness,magnificent purple and nice border whit the same color too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-12 4:46]

Hello Bob,
Colorful shot, Bob. Lovely flower even if this rose doesn't smell so much, but the flower has a fine shape and the rain-shower made it look most attractive.
You have seen it and we thank for this joyful shot.
Kind regards

Hello Bob,

This a great capture of this wild rose with beautiful colors,details & composition. The water/rain droplets gives this image additional appeal.

Great wrok & TFS!



Hi Bob,
amazing colours. Nice details. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,
Thanks for all Your kind words. :)

Hi Bob,

The leaves are helping tgo frame the flower. The point of view is showing the details and colors of of the wild rose. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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