Quote Originally Posted by ReF
wow, that's awesome! i'm really interested in what the settings/lighting conditions were.
Hi Ref

Thanks for the comments. I am only a beginner but personally find indoor shots much more satisfying as there are less variables for me to worry about like my shakey hands and dodgy knees, wind swept flowers, trying to view the LCD with distance glasses, etc. This shot was taken on my Canon A80, Aperture f/8, exposure time 1/8sec. I usually take shots on cloudy days although this shot was taken in gentle sunshine and the exposure compensation was turned down -2/3.

The attached shot was taken at the same time but using a piece of plastic milk carton as a diffuser - I have to colour adjust afterwards as the milk carton diffuser tends to warm the colours. This shot has less contrast and a softer feel and the centres of the flowers are not overexposed.