Nice processing but I think flowers are a difficult subject(especially composition)and I think 8.5 is a fair score for this one :-)
nice, needs more details
I like the DOF and contrast with the background.
If more of your Foreground Flowers were more in Focus and Sharper I would have awarded it a 10. As is 9.5, Beautiful Contrasting Background.
Agree with digicam, welcome by the way.