softness along defined lines
The yellow rose is a symbol of friendship. When we focus on the part that will eventually open and bloom, the lines beyond blur and fade--imperfections become less important. It is about the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi in which we accept the imperfections in life as beautiful.
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
Image created with Canon 5D Mark II and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens set to Aperture Priority at f/5.6. Focal point was the tip of the opening bud. RAW image post in Aperture 3.6.