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Registered: February 2009
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One of the naturals (E. Asian) from which today's old roses, modern and tea roses etc all originate. Its flowering period from late spring to summer brings early colour and fragrance - walk past one of these and the scent is wonderful. The flowers are single (that's one layer of petals), opening sequentially to display the mass of pollen covered stamens responsible for that scent. The wonderful papery texture of the petals demand a closer shot but the equally attractive deeply veined, shiny, fresh green leaves also demand a share of the limelight. After flowering they produce large red hips for autumn interest and which provide valuable winter food for birds. The pink flower behind is also a Rosa Rugosa.
For me, as beautiful as a tightly curled tea rose might be, the old single roses can't be beat for show and fragrance.
These are in my neighbours garden but I'm training some suckers over to my side of the fence.
· Date: Wed June 3, 2015 · Views: 272 ·
Keywords: Rosa Rugosa
Camera Make / Model: Fuji XT1
Lens Make / Focal Length: Fuji 55-200mm OIS @ 55mm, f11 @1/170th, ISO 800
State / County / Area Image Taken: Streatham, London
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
Processing Software Applications Used
Lightroom 6

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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Wed June 3, 2015 8:53pm

Perfect exposure on the whites - just right.

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Wed June 3, 2015 9:25pm

I really like the contrast between the white of the blossom and the framing green foliage... serves to make the flower stand out strongly in the image.


Registered: October 2010
Posts: 92
Thu June 4, 2015 2:26pm

After our tough winter in the Northeast this is a welcome sight.

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