To bring out the flower colors, photograph at first light or end of day. The sun washes out the colors mid afternoon. At dusk I like to point a flashlight at the middle of the flower to give it a glow and darken the background.
Thanks for the gift Joyann, I did finally get my music player on here, after I figured it out, it was so easy, I felt like a retard!! You'll have to check it out after you get moved and settled. Take care and the best of luck to you! Dee :))