I am pleased that I am not the only one who takes flower shots in parking lots.. I think the 3rd is my favorite. I might have gone with a little less depth of field on them (except for the one with the shoes)..
This is mine.. Taken at Spokane airport while waiting for my son to fly in.. The big round spots are reflections off of cars.... Interesting of the choice of flowers in and around parking lots
Model Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Flash Used No
Focal Length 300 mm
Exposure Time 1/250 sec
This is delightful as it samples life around us, probing beyond our normal reach to look at one small area in its environment
Anyone can buy a perfect plant and take pictures. Immediately, the picture's beautiful subject can make the picture seem wonderful, but what does it mean to us beyond that shiny impulsive moment of color? By including the milieu of the flower in the industrial world, you are allowing us to see a sample of our lives. It's street photography, even idealized and iconized, that allows some truth of 2009 to enter the picture. The flower then is not just one more capture of a pretty thing.
Someone else might have cropped out or cloned away the reflection or else simply dumped the picture out of hand. Choosing to exploit this round reflection as a complementary compositional element, adds to the photograph. Further, reminding us of our pictures relationship to the light and the surfaces of the lenses, the idea of the picture-taking itself, as a real process with many dependencies, is included.
I'm not yet asserting that your picture is some outstanding work of art, (or excluding that POV) rather I appreciate so much not making everything tidy and frankly boring!