I never disagree with the consensus. By posting something for critique I am specifically asking for exactly that!
It's clear that there's not enough separation between the flower and the wood, I'm either going to see if I can do something about that, or dump it. Color doesn't work for me here, but there are some other things I can try.
Again, thanks everyone. Valuable input, as always. You guys are 100% reliable.
I'm not 100% reliable, nor part of this consensus. I'm not worried about the flower; you have shown it well and it can take care of itself. The carved wood is the main figure. The black shadows are the ground. You might try blackening the triangle in the bottom lift corner.