Technical: Canon EOS 7D, 1/100 sec, f8, focal length 60
My eye immediately fell upon the portion sitting atop the leaf. It looks like a bug (mantis) poised. Of course it’s not. And David is absolutely right to say this is a mean looking plant. The contrasting background nicely enhances the thorny spikes (that are not so prominently seen in the lower left). It’s the spikes that David emphasized. This makes or breaks the image. Good work.