I believe it is a stunning picture with interesting asspects such as the detail of the camera. the background being a bit faded was a good idea, it helped focus a bit, but i the second flower. the one ontop of the camera. seems a bit misleading to were the center of the pictur should be focused.the rustic look to the camera mixed with the brownish background makes for a very cohesive image. though i wish the flower would have been a bit brighter, but i can understand if you weren't aiming for that to be as important as the camera. overal amazing picture ^^
the progression of the details is amazing ! starting from the left, going to the right, we go from a really precisely detailed part of the camera, to the blur of it and the back ground ... gives me the feeling of fading away, like merging totally with a passion : photography ... it is like diving into your world, as the choice of the camera, an old model, make you understand that it is not just a duke, but a passion which has lasted for a while, and will certainly last for a long time ... The flour give the extra touch, the "cherry on the cake", to add the feeling of poetry, to show how photography is a way of expressing multiple feelings and situations !
Nice to see an old FED camera. I have many fond memories of mine. They were Soviet copies of old Leica models. They cameras themselves were notoriously unpredictable, but that only served to add a charm to them. Their lenses were actually damn good for the money.
Most importantly, a lovely image though. Well done