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Sep 25, 2012 8:43 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
I got a "new" (new for me) camera last night, so had to play this morning. I can't call these ugly blooms 'cuz they're not! Now I'm still learning how to use this camera (got a Canon EOS Rebel XT), so you'll have to forgive me.

Blue Bayou


Blue Girl & Cinco de Mayo
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DayBreaker & English Perfume
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Firefighter & Europeana
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Harlequin & Kordes' Brilliant (FINALLY got a decent picture of it!)
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Hawkeye Belle
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Molineux & Mr. Lincoln
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No ID & Oranges and Lemons
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Oshun & Rainbow's End


Red Gold & Rhapsody in Blue


Silver Anniversary & Summer Holiday


White Licorice & Winter Magic
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Sep 25, 2012 8:50 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Oooh! Aaaah!
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Sep 25, 2012 2:24 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Oooh! Aaaah! is right. Hurray! Great pictures, Toni.
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Sep 25, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
Congrats on the new camera, Toni. Good Show.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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Sep 25, 2012 6:37 PM CST
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Great pics. Thats the same camera Santa broght me two years ago I just Love it So will you Thumbs up
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Sep 25, 2012 8:24 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Sep 26, 2012 8:49 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Was fiddlefarting around w/the settings on the camera yesterday, so let's see if these are any better. Some are a little blurry due to not using the "auto" mode, but at least they're not super saturated. It rained all afternoon/night, so these roses are wet wet wet. Yay for rain! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Judy Garland & Cabana
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Colorific & Lavender Simplicity
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Royal Amethyst & Silver Anniversary


ChaChing! & Hawkeye Belle
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Distant Drums & Solar Flash (the sun had just peeked over the trees when I got this one)
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Livin' Easy (I think) & Marilyn Monroe
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New Year & Firefighter
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Harlequin & Koko Loco
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Kordes Brilliant (finally got a true-to-color shot!) and Mr. Lincoln
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Pandemonium & Blue Bayou (can you tell I love this rose?)
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Sep 26, 2012 9:07 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
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Wet roses are happy roses. Great pictures!
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Sep 26, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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They look so pretty. I just love Koko Loco Thumbs up
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Sep 28, 2012 8:52 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Yep, I agree, great camera! (same one I have! Thumbs up ) and great shots! You are going to have so much fun!
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Sep 28, 2012 1:34 PM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Very nice. The lavender tones in particular come out true.
How does it do at nighttime with flash?
Hurray!
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Oct 1, 2012 11:34 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Last pictures for September. These were taken morning of 9/28 before the sun rose. Some of these roses are multiple shots of the same rose taken over different days.

Oklahoma and Ring of Fire
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Vineyard Song (little fuzzy) and Tuscan Sun
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Purple Heart & a NoID (no tag)
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Red Intuition & Gemini
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Scentimental
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Blue Bayou & Pandemonium
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Oklahoma & RedGold


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These were taken Sat afternoon as the sun was going down. Some of these, if I may say so myself, are amazing. All are true-to-color. Gentleman whom of which I bought the camera from helped me w/the settings. I took these using a 18-55 lense w/a UV filter. NO COLOR ALTERATION WHAT SO EVER.

Artistry & Betty Boop
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Blue Girl & Blue Bayou (TRUE TO COLOR)
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Cinco de Mayo & Distant Drums
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Dream come true (with a white crab spider) and Ebb Tide
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Golden Princess & Harlequin
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Hawkeye Belle & Judy Garland
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Koko Loco & New Year
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Kordes Brilliant & Kordes Perfecta
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Lavender Simplicity & Oklahoma
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Oranges & Lemons and Orogold (it was marked Orogold, kinda doubt it)
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Purple Splash & Red Intuition
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Red Gold & Ring of Fire
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Royal Amethyst & Summer Song Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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White NoID (was tagged Chrysler Imperial. Confused ) and White Licorice (need to figure out how to take pics of white roses in the sun) & Wild Blue Yonder
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Non rose pictures

Peach Cobbler & Blue Nanho Buddleia (Butterfly bush)


Agastache Cana & Virginia Creeper
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New England Purple Asters
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Oct 1, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
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Wow,Toni! What a show! Your roses are looking terrific, and now you have the photographic capacity to really display them. I am really enjoying your pictures - especially since my roses are mostly taking a bloom-break at the moment.
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Oct 1, 2012 4:06 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
My Goodness, What a lot of color in your garden! I hope you are very pleased. I tip my hat to you.

Here, Day Breaker is making its last flush. Firefighter is behaving as if it will bloom before frost, but at least it is ahead of the last flush from a few other roses. Oranges 'n' Lemons made two roses the size of a quarter in very bright colors. Winter Sunset and Golden Celebration are blooming with Dolly's Forever and Belle Epoque, though it's a bit of an anemic show right now. Scarlet Knight is losing its last darkening blooms. Parade and Dicky bloom in close proximity and make a handsome pair. Cupcake and Winsome keep company with Toscana Vigorosa, all in bloom. Tess of the d'Ubervilles which is now six feet high and eight feet wide has three blooms. Double Delight continues to bloom and yet somehow fails to meet modest expectations. Blush Noisette prepares to make another great volley of pinkish blooms which will clash mightily with the coreopsis behind them. They must be moved.. but to where? Duftzuaber 84 prepares three fresh red blossoms on its four- foot frame. The star of the fall garden next year will be Young Lycidas if the rose grows another two feet in each direction and blooms as well as it is doing now. Handel made its first climbing shoot - one that towers eight feet high and begs for an arch.

Bambi has begun deadheading my roses (and rose buds) for me. I've been ignoring it because I know the foliage will be going away soon enough thanks to frost. I've been concentrating so much on killing aphids and powdery mildew and on how to arrange the garden this winter in preparation for next year's new roses, that I haven't had time to spray for deer. I wrote a note to myself to spray with Freeze Pruf soon so that the fresh growth from the last three weeks is not killed unexpectedly on the first frost in October. I think if the foliage can continue to produce sugars for the plant well into November all the roses with new growth right now will be much better off in spring.

Again, thanks for the show. I'm afraid that I cannot post a rose photo to the web without cropping it and tweaking the curves just a tad. And maybe sharpening it. It's just a habit. I've been admiring your candid approach and have been wondering whether I should try to break my bad habit, but I'm afraid I'm addicted to eye candy.
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Oct 1, 2012 4:21 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Steve - The reason why I don't tweak with the photos is twofold: 1) I don't really have enough software to really tweak it (I have XNView, but not photoshop) and 2) I find that to be repulsive to me as it doesn't show the *true* colors / shapes of the roses that *I* can grow in my environment / situation. Kinda like photoshopping models for a magazine.. I hate that. I realize that I have a clouded view, but I'd rather see scars & stretch marks & cellulite than perfection unobtainable. Probably the reason why I feel this way is because of the cellulite / scars I have myself (no stretch marks.. always been fat), so if I were to post a picture of myself, I would post it true to me, not what I *wish* I could be, which is unobtainable. If I want perfection in roses, I'll look at yours or Zuzu's or Sue's.
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Oct 1, 2012 5:54 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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I am glad you got that camera, Toni, and are sharing the fruits of your new toy with us. Big Grin
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Oct 1, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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I must be naive but if I've seen pictures on ATP of roses that have been tweaked I haven't realized it. I wouldn't know how to do it if I wanted to.
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Oct 1, 2012 7:59 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I sharpen all of my photos, I crop most of them, and if the color's off, I tweak it. My camera doesn't always get the colors right, so if I see that the foliage is wrong -- too bluish-green or too yellowish-green, I adjust the color balance until the leaves look right. Lately I've been carrying a white piece of typing paper around the garden with me when I take pictures because my camera refuses to capture some colors unless they have a white background.
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Oct 1, 2012 8:07 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Most I do is crop if necessary - especially if I snap a pic and my big feet are in the picture *Blush* otherwise, they're raw images just resized so I can load em up quickly (I change them from whatever size to 1000x666 with this camera or 1000x750 with my phone). But that's why you see spent buds, weeds, faded mulch, rocks, weed fabric, hoses... You know, a real neglected yard. Rolling on the floor laughing
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tweet...
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Oct 1, 2012 8:14 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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Congratulations on the great new camera but even more so on the beautiful roses. Love 'em.

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