Asiatic Lily Bouquet, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.
I photographed this interesting mixed Lily bouquet on black velvet, with natural daylight and a tungsten spot. As always in these situations, it pays to “under expose” the photo for a proper “creative” exposure—so the flowers become more saturated and the black background goes truly black. Creative exposures are explained in Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers, pages 118-121.
Related images: Lily in a Green Vase, Bouquet of Roses.
[Nikon D300, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro lens (75mm in 35mm terms), 1/2 second at f/32 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]