On my photo RED Jim asked me how did I get the white background. Here it goes.
I have two tripods a small manfrotto and a larger one. I extended the larger tripod and used it as my holder. I placed a straight thin wood with a wire hanging from the turn extender which rises and lowers the camera when attached on tripod. I placed a
12X12 white construction paper (heavy weight) on the wood with two paper clasps holding it in place. I have a table which can be
raised and lowered so that way you don't have to move the tripod holding your background. I placed the flower in front of the paper and adjust the lighting making sure there is no shadow on the paper. since I'm using the EFS 60mm Macro lens, when I position my camera in front of the object to be photographed the 12X12 paper fills the frame.
Here is the good part, read on...
Once positioned properly you can take other colors of construction paper and just hold them behind the object you are photographing, getting as close as you can to the white background hanging, and take your photo changing color backgrounds at will. This will not affect the photo at all and it does not have to be completely steady because your focus point is the object not the back ground.
examples: Click on the blue one and hit next, you'll see that the actual flower does not change.
Construction paper can be bought at costco's and it cost $12 for 20 colors 300 sheets. It's called scrapbook paper heavy weight card stock.