Okay, maybe a "how long is a piece of string' question from a naive novice in these things. Are there any guidelines for cropping? Can one over crop to maximally focus attention on the core subject and in doing so 'lose the plot,' so to speak, thereby losing the intended impact?
With this I have posted two pictures with an insect on a flower. The intent was basically the insect with the flower as background. One which is heavily cropped has been sent in a second with this for comparison, mainly as I couldn't seem to get two pics to send in the one post. Sorry about that.
Anyway, I would be grateful for any comments or advice on this.