The colors seem to get richer and more varied on tulips after the flower starts dropping its petals. I shot this in place, sitting on our fireplace mantle.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8
Exposure: ISO 200, f/45 @ 1/3s, tripod
Processing: DNG in Lightroom 2.7 and Nik Suite workflow