I'm not usually the biggest fan of photographing flowers, all my shots seems to turn out looking pretty similar. I guess I need to play around a bit more with angles and composition. That said, I do find them a really good subject for playing around with different shot settings. Here I was experimenting with depth of field, I got a few shots that I was really pleased with but I think this one was my favourite. The only thing that I feel lets it down is the petal in the bottom right corner, I tried cropping it out but it just didn't look right.
I feel at the moment like my camera is running a little sluggishly, it probably needs a professional clean and overhaul but I can't really afford to pay for that at the moment. Do any of you photographer types have any advice for giving it a good clean?