That is beautiful! Excellent Shot!!!
Thanks. I like how that camera renders, it is different from the others I have tried.
The only "trickery" was that I used one of those white diffuser discs to kill the shadows as the light was harsh. I experimented with it a bit and it has a place in my bag. That shot would have sucked without it.
Other than a sharpness setting of 2 in DPP, and downsized for upload here, that image is "as shot" and is not cropped. I like how the other flowers in the background faded into nice color blobs. I try to pay attention to the background, but never really know how it will turn out- especially with that camera because the LCD is useless in comparison to what is available today.