So often we ignore the 'end of the cycle' with flowers and plants, but this image shows that there is artisitc value right up to (almost) the end. I find the placement of the flower stems and heads into these distinct groups interesting and I particularly like the framing of the lone, small flower in the lower part of the frame - be it by design or accident it's a nice touch and works very well. Is the lighting a little harsh? I don't think so, though it does produce some quite sharply defined edges, at least in the image that's posted here. I wonder if a little softening might work and go hand in hand with the theme of the image? Just a thought.
A fine shot though and I wonder if you made any other images at the same time, especially focussing on the rear of the flower heads as they give you a nice viewpoint of the stem and the drooping petals?
Thanks for sharing this and sparking interest in the whole cycle!
Kind regards, N.