Was this a night shot?
Nope. The dark background was provided by a hedge lying in the shade.
Blurred with that large aperture again. 5.6? I gotta learn how to use the manual settings on my Canon. I'm just lazy, my cell phones so easy and for being a phone does a great job. But I'll never get the thrill I feel when looking at ur photos by continuing to use my phone.
Yes, I have pics of zinnias and dahlias but get them mixed up, they can look so similar. Another mouthwatering shot, as usual.