I put the camera on the tripod and played with depth of field. I tend to favor the shallow depth of field and hang around the f/4.0 – f/5.0 range, but I suppose there might be some value in having more of the image in focus.
Note added a few days later: After looking at these for a few days, I realize that I like the last one (f/9) better. I also believe that I’d like to increase the exposure as they all “feel” a little dark. ~Mona
I made some adjustments to the exposure and white balance (both tint & temperature) to more accurately reflect the true colors of the flowers. (Sept 16, 2012)