The roses were in full bloom last weekend when we were down at Solway in Victor Harbor. I couldn't resist taking a few snaps of the ones in the garden with the Olympus XZ-1 point and shoot:
Early morning light was best, just as the sunlight touched them.
Last year I used to bring the roses into the studio to photograph them. The results weren't all that great, as I was too slapdash with the composition and the lighting.