These flowers were a free bouquet from one of the great Trader Joe's clerks the day after Valentine's. It brightened my evening and they've continued to last.
This image was an exercise in some technical challenge because the original draw was the way the sunlight light shone through the petals, but I wasn't digging the backlit silhouettes. At first I didn't care as much about window details but the lacy curtains are a nice complement. So, I composed several angles within the windows and dialed the flash to over and underexpose, according to various other changes. I'm not overly thrilled with the result, but that's all right.
My nonchalance is partially due to the fact that I've already used flowers as a subject, as well as morning light and a (night) view of this same window. The style of the image also reminds me of the swan pics, so it just doesn't feel fresh. But, ya work through it.
Gear: Nikon D90, Nikkor AFD 50mm f/1.4, SB-600