A Rose among the thorns

It seems a perfect reminder of winter: a single rose surrounded by thorny stems.

This is the first of a series of images from the State Rose Garden at Werribee, taken in winter. I chose this image to be the first because it matches what I expected, with mostly bare stems. My expectations were not borne out in general, however, as you will see over the coming days…

This image shot with the Sony 135mm GM lens on a Sony A1, at ISO 400 f/8 1/400.