I decided to do some more snaps of the Azaelia now that it has more full blooms. It is like a sculpture now. I used my HTC Thunderbolt 8 mp camera, which is a joy to use.
I brought the plant inside and lit it with the houselamp again, trying to capture this cluster of three blooms.
The depth of field feature was used and centered on the middle of the cluster. I found out that it can be resized, but it is crazy, trying to hold the phone, center everything, and work with the feature.
I left the greenish cast to the white wall in the background. In portrait painting, a complimentary color in the background makes the subject pop out. So I didn't correct the white balance. (I have never corrected a white balance, anyway.)
A little cropping and this is the result!
This picture was done with a couple of yards of black fabric for the background. I got this idea from a Google + photography person. The black really makes for a dramatic effect, especially with the house lamp for a light, but moved much farther away.
It made a totally different effect with the diffused light and the contrast with the black background.
Again, a little cropping and the plant can and other unnecessary items are gone from the composition.
It was important to balance the topmost flower with the last little green leaf at the bottom to serve as an anchor.