I guess these are flowers of some kind. I'm sure somebody will tell me what family, genus, and species they belong to. For me, these are just some trial photos I took yesterday morning with my new camera, with which I am struggling. Some of the photos I've taken have been over- or under-exposed. Some are not sharp at all. So far, I don't really get it. I'm not sure what settings to try. I got better results using my old Lumix DMC-ZS8 than I'm getting with the new ZS30 (called the TZ40 in France).
I've never been secretive about the fact that I use Adobe Photoshop to edit, improve, crop, sharpen, and otherwise "improve" the photos I take. I know there are people who think you should be able to use just your camera to get good photos. I don't agree. The camera is just a tool, and so is Photoshop. What the photos look like is what I want them to look like, and what I remember seeing when I took them.