CAMERA & LENS: Nikon D3S, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II with lens hood
EXPOSURE: 1/350 second at f/5.0, ISO 4000
LIGHTING: Available light in a conservatory room enclosed with glass with a window directly behind the orchids
POST-CAPTURE: LaSala used Adobe Lightroom for exposure, color balance, and to process the raw file, Adobe Photoshop and the Fluid Mask plugin to remove the orchids from the background, and Alien Skin Exposure X4 to enhance the color. In Photoshop he also did painting, dodging and burning, and added the French Kiss background as a text overlay.