1. In what area is critique to be sought?
Composition, Lighting, post processing.

2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Trying to capture the beauty can life be though is short.

3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
My wife is trying to take some photos of her blossoming cactus and found that all her macro shots is either blur or the subject is too far. So decided to help her. I'm too lazy to take my D300 for the action so just use Canon Ixus 950 with 4 ply tussle to do the job.

4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I like the mood of the picture... The flower is so beautiful yet its life is so short.