This photo was taken about 20 minutes before dark, says Jim Z. "The light was very muted, and therefore there was absolutely no contrast. Notice how rich the colors are. I didn’t add any saturation to this picture in post-processing.
"This goes to show that soft and diffused light is ideal when you want maximum detail in a subject as well as rich colors."
In addition, Jim Z used a tripod, along with a lens aperture of f/32. The small aperture, he notes, "guaranteed that I had as much depth of field as possible. The tripod allowed me to use the low ISO of 100 for maximum picture quality and a minimum of digital noise."