This macro High Dynamic Range (HDR) image of a small orchid is an example of how a very selective, shallow depth of focus can create a creamy, dreamy photo of a simple subject.
Processing: I loaded five shots exposed from -2 to +2 ev into Adobe Photoshop CS6 for a single blended image. I used Hue/Saturation and Shadows/Highlights along with very selective sharpening. For a final enhancement, I added a layer and painted additional shadow areas in the orchid for more depth.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 lens, f/11, ISO 200.