First of all, let me tell you a little about the picture. I went back to school on Wednesday after being on Christmas vacation for two weeks. While I was gone, my orchid had bloomed. Now this orchid I purchased last February and all its flowers fell off in two days. For the past eleven months it has been nothing but some leaves and a bunch of green sticks. All of a sudden this orchid has gone crazy! It now has 30 plus buds on it. I really wanted to get some great pictures, but I struggled getting any good ones. First of all, in a classroom it is difficult to get a picture without desks, chairs, tables, posters, etc. in the background. Secondly, I only had my cannon point and shoot and my phone camera with me. Well, at least I only spent a few minutes taking pictures instead of a few hours.
My main objective with these pictures was to blur out all the distracting background. So, here you have it.
Before: (Apparently I didn't save my original, but this is very similar)
I'm not sure what I think about the altered photo actually. I'll keep working on my skills. I'd love to look back on these photo in a few months and say "Wow, look how far I've come!".