OK, I know this is not a flower, but a constant string of flowers canbe overwhelimng - I have seen several blogs and Flickr sites which post nothing but flowers and it becomes difficult to differentiate between them eventually.
I spent some time in the butterfly house at Blenheim Palace last weekend. Here is my favourite shot from the many I took.
bcw among others has asked what camera I used for these pictures.
I own two digital cameras (I now shoot exclusively digital) an Olympus C50Z which I have owned for two and a half years and a Nikon D70 which I purchased end of July last year. The pictures on the site are about 50:50 with these cameras. This week so far I have posted pictures which i took on Sunday using my new toy which is a 90mm Tamron Macro lens. They were all taken using apertrue priority to control dof and have only had adjustments to contrast, sharpness etc. The exception is Frilly Orange where I tweaked the shadow contrast in my RAW converter to give the black background (I suspect this is curves in PS). As discussed extensively, I generally try to produce an image of what I saw albeit more vivid and larger than life, though I am beginning to experiment with my own creations - mainly colour tweaks.
For the past couple of months I have started shooting exclusively RAW. To process I use RAW Shooter Essentials (which is free), GIMP (which is free) and Paint Shop Pro 9 (which is a snip conmpared to Photo Shop - I do not use pirate software)