Rick Bisnco submitted this image taken with a Canon Rebel XT, with an exposure of 1/400sec at f/4.5, ISO 400. A 75-300mm lens with #1 and #4 close up lens attachments create the softness of this image, which is intentional. The dark background allows for the detail in the petals to come through. The raindrops add to the feel of this image also. Some might find the colors in the background distracting as opposed to a completely black background, which would make the flower stand out even more.