This is another one of the rejected slides I've decided to give a second chance. I shot it at one of the botanical gardens using my macro lens and a soft filter.
If I had to guess why I rejected it the first time, it would be because of how busy the background is and the bright spots. But I guess that's the beauty of a garden - the jumble of colors as if a rainbow splashed down and the light dancing thru it. It is what it is with no excuses.
I do like the aura the filter gave the flower. You can see it better large size.