The challenge of a Rose

I photographed many roses in my life and I always experienced them as a great challenge. How do you show their beauty? I discovered this rose in my neighborhood yesterday and I knew right away that I had to photograph it. The evening light was soft and there was a dark colored tree in the background. I used my 200 mm lens at f3.5, had the camera mounted on a tripod and I took three bracketed images which I combined in post production.

Enjoy and keep on working on your images!