As I have stated on several cases, sometimes an image just demands to be taken. Claire bought this orchid as a house warming gift. She had placed it above the fireplace mantle and the morning light gave it a nice soft glow. As beautiful as orchids are I have found them often to be difficult to photograph, but in this case I basically just had to set the camera on a tripod and snap. Nikon D300 with Tamron [email protected], ISO 200, f10, 0.5 s.