Can anyone advise me how come the tulip in this photo is blurred. I'm using Canon 350D with the kit lens and no flash. The yellowish lighting is the ambient lighting at the location where i shot the tulip.
Looks more like "soft-focus" to me. The tulip looks like it is in between the focussed range. Perhaps minus the flash or stronger lighting made it look soft or blurry due to less contrast (look at the range of color tone). This can be rectified by increasing the contrast in PS I supposed.
At this resolution can't really tell. But I think I noticed that the leave looks sharp enough, so I'm guessing misfocusing. I'm also guessing that the picture was taken on the highest zoom setting (whatever it is on the kit lens... 55mm? 70mm?) and on the largest aperture setting, and if this is true, then it could be either camera shake or focusing on wrong object + shallow depth of field.
Also, it looks like the auto exposure got conned by the scene... looks a little overexposed by at least 1.5 stops.