Late night edit!
I was looking though pictures and found this picture I too back last August (2010). I cropped it down with an angle and layer masked it to make the top of this stalk in color and the blurred background black and white. I did learn that it was not an easy picture to layer mask with all the edges, but it came out like I was hopeing it would. Tomorrow will come some new pictures to edit, and that is always a plus. As before here are the Before and After Images.