I’ve done pictures of roses before and posted them here. Although I’m not a hearts-and-flowers photographer, I do find that flowers are fantastic subjects to work with, because they have an amazing structure to them, and textures. I AM a textural photographer.
This was a red rose that wanted to be a velvety black. So now it is. As always, I took the picture with my iPhone 6, which can take very good macro-type pictures, if you can keep it still enough.