I like the color balance better in this one. I can't tell if its focus or blown highlights that contribute to the loss of detail on the top petal ... maybe it's both, it's certainly not something that I would have noticed if it wasn't pointed out to me. Compositionally I have to agree that more on the top seems better.. I think what it does is take away the weight of the blue on the bottom left.
This is nice.......................for a flower. And since I do flowers sometimes, I should be nicer to the flowers of others. Do you frame everything? Was this cropped a lot, or was it "born" this way? ginger