I frequently find something to photograph only to see that the subject is surrounded by distracting elements. This plant was in an office where I work and the office supplies detracted from the beauty of it. I took the shot anyway and used one of my stock backgrounds to clean it up. Layers in Photoshop were used to create this image. The new background was knocked out of focus on the bottom layer. While the flower layer was enlarged to 300%, all the distracting elements were carefully erased revealing the new background underneath.