I'm doing something a little different with the presentation here. Made the image smaller so that what you see in the full view fits on your screen better and dA doesn't do any processing that messes it up when they are making the image smaller cause I made it smaller myself. Downside is that the download image isn't going to be huge and you won't be able to see the insane details I always tried to preserve before but base don the download numbers....... most people weren't doing that any way and so this gives the majority a better viewing experience. I also added a border to this one, so tell me how you like this way of presenting a photo.
More specific to this photo....... I did some fiddling and found that this photo looks miles better with low saturation and it makes the whole photo feel much sharper and higher in quality than it feels in complete full color. I also feel the dark purple colors fit well with what's going on..... this was one of this flower's last days and even in color you can see the damage already done by age to this flower. Those little parts of the flower I don't know the name of are bent all the way down to the pedals and you can see the pollen scattered about around them. So in my mind the low vibrancy and saturation really adds a lot to this photo, addition by subtraction........ I've always wanted to say that.