Common sunflower

I started this project intending just to do a vase, but it needed something extra, hence the flower. Any ideas on making the flower look more realistic would be appreciated.

Tools: blender with yafray.
Render time: 24 mins.


gozemem, looks like a really nice image to me! Perhaps the lighting could be improved to add some interest. As to the flower, it looks okay to me - perhaps just a leaf or two to add to its contribution. Keep at it!

Thanks mzungu.