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Rosebuds of May

rose buds 1
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

I love this time of year, our hedgerow is coming alive with all kinds of life, these white wild roses are just one wonderful example.

rose buds 2
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

When these Roses come out each year they are always wonderful to look at but they last such a short time, I would love it if they flowered all summer…

A Poem by :Robert Herrick

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day,
To-morrow will be dying.

The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,
The higher he’s a-getting
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer:
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times, still succeed the former.

Then, be not coy, but use your time;
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.

rose buds 3
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

rose buds 5
Nikon D700, 50mm f1.4 lens
White rosebuds and flowers
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

8 responses

  1. noelgreene

    Nigel, very very nice images and poetry

    May 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

    • Thank you Noel, that’s a very kind comment πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you enjoyed this post…

      May 17, 2013 at 11:01 am

  2. 1annecasey

    Stunning. You have captured their delicacy beautifully Nigel.

    May 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

  3. artscottnet

    All extraordinary images Nigel; I love especially the final image, the light on and through the petals and the bokeh

    May 17, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    • Thank you Scott, Having a dog that needs a very early morning walk helps πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

  4. victoriaaphotography

    Wow. Stunning images, Nigel. I love the use of light and the almost abstract nature of the first two images. It’s easy to take a photo of a rose, but difficult to take this type of image and ‘pull it off’.
    It takes skill to make the ordinary look extraordinary.

    May 18, 2013 at 2:27 am

    • That’s a lovely comment Victoria, Thank you very much πŸ™‚

      Thank you!

      May 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

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