As autumn draws ever closer here in the United Kingdom, the last of the summer roses go out in a blaze of colour for a final time in 2012. The following pictures are of one such rose in my garden. I would be interested in knowing which one of the four you like best, or none as well!
Please click on each picture to view a full size version. In order to achieve a dark background, I have used a flash and post-processed to cut darks and shadows.
Nikon D80 SB600 Speedlight Flash 1/125 to 1/40 f/7.1 ISO200 Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom 4.1