Roses are endowed with the ultimate when it comes to color. Originally, I fantasized that a quilt of simple blocks of color might be a fun project. I did a batch process, in Photoshop, turning the rectangles into squares and then stitched a big quilt, in rows of one color each . . . but the image wasn't working for me . . .
. . . so I started cutting it up and ended up with the fragment below.
They might be nice, but I couldn't see it at the time. While shooting I experimented with selective focus, and many blurs (bokeh), and in the end, I decided to show more rose detail, with the camera's rectangular format. As I finish this I want to start over- there are so many possibilities!
Canon 30D with a macro lens.