This was one of, if not my favorite picture taken from the Botanic Garden trip. I chose this one because it has a great contrast of light and dark. It almost seems as if there is a dim spotlight on the flower which allows it to stand out. There are heavy darks in the background which appear as shadows while there is also a bit of contrast in the flower itself. It is obvious that the flower is the focal point. I believe I used an exposure of 1/125 and a compensation of -3.