My wife has a green thumb with most everything she plants. We have some planter boxes on our deck that really shine so I wanted to capture the lovely color contrasts.
When I shot the images I tried to separate the colorful flowers from the wooded background with selective aperture, distance, and fill flash - none of these techniques were satisfactory. Since the boxes aren't permanently attached to the deck I decided to take on down to the woods so it would be lighted by bright shade.
This time I eliminated the fill flash and used aperture and distance. Once again a single image capture didn't really provide exactly what I envisioned. I experimented with a wide open aperture and increased the camera to subject distance and noticed a slight focus issue. Instead of using a focus stacking sequence I tried further to exaggerate distance by zooming into the planter and shoot a 6 image panorama. I was really impressed with the color definition and the background separation (out of focus). I believe this is sort of a modified Brenizer effect.
Both of the posted had roughly the same processing wrt color and were shot raw then converted and resized to 2000x702 using On1 Photo 2017.6. The 223-228 pano was merged using PSE 15.