I was surprised to learn that this is a type of rose. I guess this is a wild species and the flower-shop roses we see today used to look something like this, before they were bred to look… well, nicer.
Like in many of my macro shots, I like a blurry foreground as well as background. It gives some position to the subject.
I actually found out what the weed is called! It’s apparently also called Red Robin and Crow’s Foot. Definitely one of my favourite plants to photograph. When the bulbs are caught in the background, the white hairs form a glowing aura around it and the bright purple petals complement the earthy-green leaves.
As promised, here’s the 3rd edition of macro week. Progressing in chronological order, this is from the entrance to the graveyard opposite campus. It was raining for a minute so the droplets are as delicate as the flower – a nice complement.