This is what the flower of a Cleveland pear tree looks like the day after the last of the blossom has blown away. The only way to get the structure to show well was to up the contrast otherwise the photograph would have been far too busy. The hint of structure in the background is just enough to support the in focus flower visually.
Camera: Canon A3100IS, ISO 200, f2/7, macro setting focal plane approx 3 inches from subject.
Editing: Adobe lightroom 3.0. Lots of black, contrast and clarity.