Pink Rose Portrait - A macro portrait image of a hybrid pink rose named Sweet Surrender. The rose is almost fully opened with parts of the center showing and layers of ruffled pink petals. The rose is one of the most popular garden and bouquet flowers around the world. This beautiful flower has long been symbolic in many cultures. In pre-Christian times, it was used to symbolize devotion to the goddess Venus. After the christianization of Rome, the rose became identified with the Virgin Mary and the symbolism led to the creation of the rosary prayer beads.