Saw this dahlia along a street, against a concrete wall and took the shot handheld. D850, ISO 2000, 1/60 second, f 10. Background added in several layers to mask the unsightly wall

Question, I tried to crop to emphasize the curls. Seemed to me the whole shot did not. Opinions and any commentary welcome.

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Kathy: Great find and a really nice result. I do like your comp and what you did for the BG. Most excellent. >=))>

A very pleasing image, Kathy. You really did a great job with the background. I like the composition. Nicely done.:+1::+1:

Thank you Bill. Working creatively with these BGs has been a big challenge for me. Still working on being more creative with them.

Exceptional composition. Good job on the background.