Most images of a Rose are all about color. I wanted to try having the photograph rely on the flower and shape onyl, no colors at all. My first try was boring. Softening, and a diffusion gave it a little character.
Note: The heat is keeping me inside until end of day. Swamps and marshes are having tropical heat right now, which is why we have such diverse wildlife. It also cooks photographers. With luck I can catch up on my photographs.