It has some technical problems to be sure
I don't like it. The focus is poor, the bokeh is ugly, the colors aren't interesting and neither is the subject. What's interesting to you about this image?
Dale, I'd like to see you post something you think exemplifies your "best" in some sense.
Frankly, you seem to be primarily doing two things here:
1) Posting lots of images, most of which I think even you know aren't very good
2) Having a silly pissing match with Russ
On 1 ... post something good that you can stand behind 100%. Show us your stuff. Show off. I'm sure lots of regular readers would like to see this.
On 2 ... while I don't agree with everything Russ says, he's far from "uninformed" ... and at least he's made a deep sample of his work available for us to review ... and that makes it easier to respect him even when I disagree with him. He's a really good photographer!
If it seems like I'm challenging you, I am ...