First let me tell you that although there are a lot of images with roses, I felt that you did a good job on making yours unique. I love how hard and almost stubborn the petals look on the gravel. The contrast between the red and bluishgray in the ground is very dramatic.. overall I love it, including the little dewdrop on the bottom petal. My only critique I suppose would be the saturation, which in my opinion washes out the overall composition but that could just be my monitor.. Otherwise, I have to applaud you on this! Great work!
The colored rose against the basically colorless background adds together for a beautiful effect. The angle is extremely well placed, and the dew drops create a gentle and relaxed look. The soft texture on top of a rough texture adds for nice look, and the blur of the background keeps the interest on the flower itself. Very well done, and very original for such a common type of work. It's a little bright for me, but I appreciate that it's not too dark to see. Down in the left corner, it could be less blurred, I believe it's too blurry for being so close. Other than that, I find this a wonderful piece of work. And hope to see many more amazing works done by you!
I hope my heart is not cold. I read your request for help and also the comments by many responders. Most of them are in the same boat as I am, which is one of wanting to help but not really feasible at this time. Sorry. I pray that you will continue to find the beauty of nature as a tonic for the soul, as do I. And thanks for the faves.