These are lovely little flowers and especially the top half of the inflorescence came out just great with excellent details, textures, and contrasts showing.
I know it's difficult to always carry a tripod around wherever you go as I struggle with that myself. However, I have seen how the success recipe of the great photographers on this site constantly includes a tripod mount shot. Flowers being rooted in the ground will not disappear like an insect, a bird, or any other animal so one can take your time in setting up the shot. With a tripod you increase your options so much more. In my opinion you could have improved on the DOF to get the whole inflorescence in sharp focus by pushing the aperture somewhat. F/8 probably would have done it, but that would have meant that the shutter speed would reduce considerably. Possibly in the region of ±1/80. Obviously this would be a challenge if the camera was hand held and you would be faced with the necessity to mount the camera on a tripod.
Don't get me wrong, as I think it is a good photo. I am just trying to give suggestions on how to perhaps improve on it. The composition is fine, the colours are great, the BG is super, and the exposure was spot on.
Well done and TFS.
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