Flowers in our house often do double duty, and this lily is no exception. Purchased as part of an arrangement of flowers to help cheer up a stuck-on-bedrest Phyllis, I decided the lily was so beautiful that it had to be photographed.
I used a black velvet cloth for back drop and sunlight to front light the flower. I placed a Lowel tungsten spot light covered with a diffuser to the rear right of the flower to add the highlights.
[Nikon D300, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro lens (75mm in 35mm terms), 1/2 second at f/32 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]