I'm torn between showing hepatic bursting through oak leaves or showing them reaching up to a blue sky. Most of the hepatica I shoot is on a steep hillside making it easier to try both images. It all comes down to the message. Is the message life springing forth or incredible color on a drab hillside? I think there's room for more than one right answer.
Question: How much of an image needs to be sharp?
Answer: It depends.