Delicate and NOT - Repost

I keep trying to capture the incredible contrast between the tissue-thin delicate blossoms of barrel cactus and the punishing firmness of the spines.
Thank you @Patricia_Brundage This re-post brightens up the yellows, and helps emphasize the lightness of the texture of the petals.

In order to get the contrast between the two areas of the cactus, backlighting the blossoms might bring out the delicacy of each petal. Worth a try?