In this shot of an ordinary cactus blossom near Pompey's Pillar, I really enjoy how the flower stands out from the cheat-grass surrounding it. One of the details that degrades this shot is the 2 blades of grass that over lay the blossom, making for a distracting element.
Pictured in this shot is a lily pad blossom from a lake in the Beartooth Mountains near Dean, Montana. I really like how the detail of the flower shines through and makes for a crisp shot. I think that if I zoomed out a bit more and let in some of the surrounding landscape create a background for the shot, versus having only the flower in the shot, it would make a better piece of photography.