|I'm not surprised this is at the top of my comment range. I actually think this shot should be higher. I like it and would probably have given it a 6.
The technicals: Focus is well done. Composition is just a bit off. We preach not being centered and here I think the preaching holds true. You may have done better with pushing that yellow even more off to one side. The lighting is well done and you did a good job managing to keep detail in those whites. Certainly has leading lines.
The feel: Perhaps lacks a little "wow". The centeredness probably doesn't help make it feel dynamic.
The game: Flower, right? We have a love/hate relationship with them on DPC. Flowers can definitely win, but they have to be done perfectly. If voters sense weakness, they go for the kill.
I think this shot shows me at least that you have made definite strides since you have been here. The score, I think, for this shot is low.
You didn't include the camera settings for this shot. Sharpness comes from quality glass (you have that), a tripod, knowing where your focus is, and knowing how to sharpen in PS. If you shoot RAW, start with an immediate 300/0.3/2 USM filter. Then do your PP, then sharpen again at 100-200/0.3/2 depending on the feel after you have resized. If you shoot JPG, I would skip the first USM. Faster shutter speeds and smaller apertures can help, but are not necessary.