Roses are beautiful flowers for photography. They come in so many shapes and colors that you can find endless ways to put something new in your frame.
Roses are ephemeral, their blooms last a few days at most and they shed their petals to begin growing seeds in the part that some people call rose hips.
This is a yellow hybrid tea rose that is just starting to open. I like the various textures visible in the image. They add depth and dimension and serve to draw the eye to different portions of the image.
In this image, I enjoy the shapes and areas where light adds various shades of yellow to explore. The shapes of the petals are complex surfaces that invite inspection and delight the visual sense. Additionally, there are clues at the periphery and hidden between the petals to tell the viewer this is a rose and not some kind of abstract art.