I don't usually take photos like this, but I saw these lilies and flowers and I remembered Dwayne Oakes good b/w.It was hazy so I was forced to shoot at things near my feet.Best viewed against a white frame, not this grey frame of the forum.
Slim, did you use some kind of artificial light? I find the light a bit hard. Framing is good and lilies placement in the frame also.I need to see it in a with frame to give you a better answer.
No, the only thing that was done was I used a circular polarizer which eliminated reflections in the water (why its so black), and I did a slight vignette on it to focus it to the center. Made some minor adjustments to the shadows and highlights in LR4.