Thanks all for your ideas.
And it's fine to edit this photo.
At the mo, I'm not sure whether Bob's approach goes in the right direction. It certainly increases the "punch" of the lilac without touching the other elements in the image. Very nice!
But thinking back I remember the feeling that the color was more "bright" than "saturated" (oh boy is that hard to express correctly). But the thing is if you brighten blossoms they loose depth and saturation
Perhaps I should try to tone the rest of the image down to make the blossoms stand out!? But methinks the real problem is the white sky which cannot be toned down/darkened without losing the lighting balance of the hole picture.
So I guess I'm stuck here...
But if you have further ideas, please bring them forward!
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