Close-ip of a sunflower seed, wrapped with a red ribbon like a gift (I don’t have a hamster). I post-processed the image and got rid of all colour except for the reds. Background is unedited due to appropriate lighting (lucky me!).
Well, what more to say? I try more and more flash photography and it turns out easier than I could have imagined. I only can encourage you to try it yourself. For tips and tricks about flash photography and proper lighting also visit Strobist.com. Especially the Lighting 101 and Lighting 102 is really worth reading.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon EF 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM@300 mm with 12 mmm and 25 mm Extension tubes,
1/200th sec. f/5.6 (?), handheld
Flash at 1/2 power with diffusor bounced from white ceiling