I did photograph a few things on my trip to Maas Nursery last Sunday besides pots. This flower (a bird-of-paradise, right?) was in the temperature controlled greenhouse.
Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Topaz Adjust plugin "DeNoise" to remove noise > Create new layer and paint with black in overlay mode to replace most of the background with black > Merge Visible to New Layer in Overlay Blending mode to increase contrast and darken the image > Merge Visible to New Layer and blur with gaussian blur at 25% to soften the flower with mask to keep detail sharp on the blue portion of the flower
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