@age I am glad that you had fun. I enjoy seeing what people come up with regardless of their talent or interpretation. I see that you opted for the soft natural look. Very relaxing .
@shreedhar I like the painterly look of the bokeh balls behind the orchid. Since this photo was taken earlier, I had the time to process it once and took a similar approach then. As for the 2nd photo, I did take another shot with f2.8 but my unsteady hands ruined it.
@lefthandedcow Same relaxing vibe as @age's but bolder and focused. The sunny glow is nice but perhaps a little too much in the foreground. I like the simplicity of the 1st one.
@lefthandedcow @antonio Welcome to the forum! I joined not long ago but have been enjoying my stay. Actually, it has been my first time being involved in an online community.
So that is what some of you were doing with that background. I wouldn't have thought of that. That is why I enjoy play-raws! Also, I am glad you kept some of the brick and leaves. It looked good when I composed the shot...