When composing and processing your images try to remove anything that distracts from your subject. Pulling out the colours from this image during processing removes their distraction from the subject of the beautiful form and lines in this tulip.
Choose your orientation to make the most out of your composition. Shooting this tulip in landscape instead of portrait accentuates the difference between the long and gentle curve belonging to the stem and the more dramatic curves found in the petals.
Be kind to your subjects. Let them show you what or who they are and then show the rest of us in your compositions.