Floral Friday Fotos: pink and red roses

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you enjoy my photos, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I recently toll a stroll in San Diego’s Balboa Park and ended up in the rose garden, where the roses were displaying their bright and colorful blooms one last time before the cooler season. It had rained the night before (yes, I said rain, in San Diego!) so the rose petals were covered with raindrops.

I hope you enjoy these bright pink and red roses on this Friday, especially if you live in a place where the flowers have now disappeared for the next few months.

Close-up of raindrops on pink rose petals
Close-up of raindrops on pink rose petals
Pink rose and orange roses
Pink rose and orange roses
Raindrops on red rose petals
Raindrops on red rose petals
Floral Friday: bright pink rose with raindrops on petals
Floral Friday: bright pink rose with raindrops on petals

WordPress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “one shot, two ways”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

When photographing a subject in nature, sometimes it’s hard to determine which angle or side looks best. So I often shoot it from a variety of angles and decide later on. I’m not always sure which photo I prefer in the end.

Here’s a beautiful orange rose shot from above.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways - orange rose
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways – orange rose

I love seeing the color patterns on the petals but the side shot looks very nice too.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways - orange rose from the side
WordPress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways – orange rose from the side

Even when I shoot from the side, I’m not always sure which side will look best, like with this lovely pink and yellow rose, with more yellow than rose on this first shot.

Pink and yellow rose
Pink and yellow rose
Pink and yellow rose from the side
Pink and yellow rose from the side

Finally this ornamental plum tree looks pretty from this angle, with its dark red leaves.

Ornamental plum tree with dark red leaves
Ornamental plum tree with dark red leaves

But when I photographed the plum tree from the other side, with the sun shining from the other side, the red leaves really ignited.

Ornamental plum tree with red leaves in the sun
Ornamental plum tree with red leaves in the sun