I love this piece. Great choice of subject, the colours in this piece with the texture of the seedling are quite refreshing. Would have liked to see more of the pagoda in the background because the red on it makes a really good contrast for a counter-focus, and the framing could use work - I'm not really sure here if the seedling or fingernail is supposed to be the first focus. But I love the way my eye is taken on a journey from the seedling to the hands and the matching rings - it has me enchanted and wanting to know more about the story behind the image.
Thank you so much for the critique and could not agree with you enough. I wished I had taken more time to take more photos until I got it to where I was satisfied enough. Trust me...I spent time taking several before getting this one decent enough, but the problem wasn't patience on my end...lol