ValeryD, JBTaylor, Sig, Suri, thank you all very much!
Much appreciated and very kind of you.
I learned from the masters here: you.
Suri, nice shots!
I identify your flowers as 1. Asian Lily; 2. Hibiscus; 3. Clematis. About How The Previous Lily Photo was captured and processed:
Suri, I've attached this shot that I captured this morning. This one has no alterations except for having been saved as JPG from RAW in SDC and a downsizing in Photoshop to comply with forum size/dimension rules.
Although the same light conditions apply to the previous photo, I did adjust Dynamic Range just slightly to acquire a 3D appearance which gives a sense of depth to the elements in the photo. Only a tiny bit of sharpening in Photoshop with Unsharpen Filter tool and only a tiny amount of contrast if the subjects need it.
The A100 and Tamron 90mm work nicely as a combo, if held steady or on a tripod with some consideration/pre-planning for composition.
I definitely believe the devices had everything to do with the results. The warm colors are always flattered by these devices. My Sony video camera also delivers fine shots like these for the same subjects.
Thanks once again and here's the unprocessed JPG. I may not have been as steady-handed for this shot.
I hope this information and photo help.