While having been on the topic of flowers recently, I thought I would post these.
A while ago, a mentor in our Camera Club pointed out what should have been obvious, that is if you get in really close with your flashgun, then it actually produces a fairly diffused light on a small macro subject like a flower, and that the subject can also provide its own built in reflectors. I think these two slightly abstract Lily shots demonstrate this quite well with the absence of shadows. Thanks Keith!
For both these shots an FL50R flashgun was remotely triggered from my Olympus E-30 with 50mm prime macro, whilst held as close to the subject as possible without being in the frame.