Good shot Larry, The flower stands out well. I also like that fact that you used the same color in the frame as in the flower. I often do the same, I think it can help bring things out in a pic.
Wow. Very clear and crisp. The color is amazing! It's so vibrant and vivid. I like that the subject is offcentre, since centering is overused. I am not sure of the frame though. I would keep the color to match with the flower, but I would change its shape to be more simple. But then again I am a minimalist. Lol. Excellent work.
Thank you for your nice comment. Don't let your minimalism stop you from appreciating complexity. There is enough space for both and much more. But you are right that a frame should not detract from the image.