Elegance in nature
Taken using a Nikon SB600 flash equipped with a Gary Fong collapsible diffuser that was placed to the side of and above the flower. The bird was in a vase on a table top with a black cloth about five feet behind the flower. I've just had the diffuser a couple of days, and am very pleased with it. I learned about this particular diffuser at an off camera flash workshop I recently attended where the instructor had one. Probably more information than you wanted to know.
Other pictures of plants that I used strobes to light can be seen in my Strobe Lit Plants set. www.flickr.com/photos/9422878@N08/sets/72157628079460544/