Well, I have to be a bit brief, at the mo. but, I really agree with you about all of this on #2 and almost didn't put it in because of all of this. I just like that vague hint of the swish of the stalk.... Also, iphoto won't let me save anymore changes and I can't get rid of the purple. (Tom's working on Lightroom for me, as we speak...) Anyway, I wonder if you would have felt the same about #3 if you hadn't seen the second one. The third
one was a sort of "macro" (that's the dof that I want and I chose that particular seed pod) and I've, also, been debating about how far to blur it out into white - it has those dark smudgy blotches in the background and I wasn't sure what to think about them.