15 Nov 11. Today's submission is the exact same rose I shared with you a couple of weeks back. For this image I've removed the stem and associated leaves, made the background entirely black, and saturated the rosebud just a bit. Nothing else. However, I think you will observe a dramatic difference. Whether or not flowers, sans their associated greenery, seam appropriately presented will be a matter of taste, and I must admit that I often have difficulty with flowers presented this way. Sometimes I think it works just fine, and at other times I simply don't like it. For this image I had to debate for quite a while (with myself) as to whether I liked it or not. Eventually the I like it side won out, but not by much, and that was after considerable work and reworking of the image. My goal had been to leave in just a faint green stem, but after over an hour playing with just that aspect of the image I gave in and almost totally removed it; should you look really critically, you can still see it. If you are one of those who "need" the greenery aspect, you are welcome to copy and paste it in from the other image; they are exactly the same size, so it will fit right into place. ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f / 8.