I almost went another day without taking any pictures but I decided to get myself up after dinner and take some pictures of some lillies and the christmas cactus, both whose blooms are fading fast. I cropped in on the lilly since the petals were showing some age, but the center was still beautiful. The pistil and stamens are so long and elegant.
I tried natural lighting for the christmas cactus, which meant i moved a light to the floor and laid a silver reflector beside it. The results were okay. I was going for a very small aperture to get maximum DOF. I'm not sure I got the exposures quite right. I might have to revisit once again.