Amy's friend Kristi sent her a bouquet of fresh cut flowers for her birthday. So today I went with the Macro Lens and Tripod for some long exposure flower shots.
Since the shots would be taken indoors, I didn't have to worry about wind or any other outside distractions. And with the camera rock steady on the tri-pod, I could go with a very slow shutter speed, which allows me to set a low ISO and small Aperture (high F/Number). This virtually eliminates any noise (graininess) and allows me to maximize my depth of field to get the entire flower in focus.
Also, I set the bouquet up in front of our refrigerator. Since it is solid black, it eliminated any background distraction. I am very please with the way these turned out. I have included the key camera settings under each photo.