Dutchmans breeches

I wanted to isolate one bloom from a sort of ordinary group.
Used artistic tool in PSE to achieve the image.

What technical feedback would you like if any?

Is the swirl too much, not enough or just right"

What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Overall appeal.

Pertinent technical details or techniques:

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Canon R, Sigma 150 mm macro lens. 1/320 @ F-5.6 ISO 200

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John: Even the thumbnail got my attention. This is lovely IMO and the swirl is a fine complement to the flower. Nicely conceived and rendered. >=))>

John, I am enjoying this image a lot. The swirl just takes my eye right to the beautiful bloom. Very creative.

What a cool idea, John. Well thought out and executed.

Congratulations on the weekly pick. It is nice to see a creative image again.

John; what a beautifully rendered image. I have tried this technique before and failed miserable, but you have inspired me to try again. Thanks for submitting it and congratulations on the weekly pick.