An ants very English Rosa home

The English Rosa


Genus Rosa or more commonly known as the ‘Rose’, could be argued as the most recognised flower in the world. There are over 100 hundred species of Rose and all beautiful in their own way, I think these ants agree. The Rose is not just clearly appreciated by humans but also other various insects. These little ants have a good taste for home and must be a pleasant place to reside. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach seven meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses. – Wikipedia


Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors. They have been also used for commercial perfumery and commercial cut flower crops. Some are used as landscape plants, for hedging and for other utilitarian purposes such as game cover and slope stabilization. They also have minor medicinal uses and make a great home for ants.

Ornamental roses have been cultivated for millennia, with the earliest known cultivation known to date from at least 500 BC in Mediterranean countries, Persia, and China. Many thousands of rose hybrids and cultivars have been bred and selected for garden use as flowering plants. Most are double-flowered with many or all of the stamens having mutated into additional petals.

Roses are generally regarded as the national icon for Valentines day and a symbol of love. These flowers are also common in weddings and even funerals. Rose’s are generally available to purchase at many local florists and supermarkets in the United Kingdom.

Photography Tips:

There was nothing particularly complicated with this photograph apart from the editing. Grab your camera on a nice summers day and capture some flowers,. With regards to settings in macro photography I tend to use manual focus, 1/40 speed and a small aperture for background blur. When it comes to flower photography, good idea to think about the background. Too much background will diminish the emphasis on the flower. Is the background appropriate for the image? I would always recommend using a decent tripod, you want as little shake as possible. Telephoto lenses are effective in isolating the background and maintaining the attention on the flower.


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