Meta information: Nikon D70 Raw capture, AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 (157mm 35mm equivalence).
Exif: ISO 200, 1/320 second, f/8. This was an exterior, daylight shot with considerable wind and motion, and handheld.
Focus: Manual, about 0.45 meter (around 1.4 feet).
Post: Cropping for compostion, routine level adjustments and workflow, sharpening for both Gaussian and Motion blur, color enhancement with a graduated dark blue overlay in Photoshop.
All I can say is that I think this rose is really, really beautiful–and I give thanks every day for the beauty around me, for the eyes to see it, the camera to capture it, and the computer to process it. This rose has beautiful bits.