Using shallow depth of field and 1 1/2 stop overexposure on the backdrop, I was able to almost totally eliminate the detail of the garage wall behind the amaryllis. The result was a “painterly” effect.
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 250mm. 1/80 second at f/5.6, ISO 400.
Canon 5DM3 on the patio at the end of spring.