Selective lighting is another Ingredient that helps images succeed, reducing the need for strong composition.
These are some tiny twin flowers along the coast of Lake Superior, lit with a small but powerful LED spotlight.
We were kayaking and made a lunch stop on this little island and the wind was picking up so this image was created with some haste. The original has some flaws which might be correctable but with a lot of work. The painterly pre-set in Topaz Labs made it easy. It has a built-in vignette which darkens the periphery of the image.
Canon 5D, ISO 50, F-13, 1/8th Sec, EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM