A general comment: most of these photos seem to have lots of things in them. The good part is that each one has a nice, clear subject. The bad part is that each also has a lot of other things... for example, the base of a lamp post growing asymmetrically out of the back of the statue. You may want to pay a bit more attention to what else is in the frame, and perhaps try to rearrange your composition to either avoid unwanted objects, or include them in a more intentional way.
here is the original of number one...after looking at it again, I realize now that most of the problem was from my own over-zealous editing!
dcclark, I understand exactly what you mean. I think I have so much going through my head that it is easy to overlook things like that. I admittedly feel that I don't have the most artistic eye, but I am trying to improve!
Are these shot with a D40? Do you have the shot info for each image? No exif.
#1 - The shadow across the face just ruins this image for me.
#2 - Nice B&W conversion. How did you illuminate the subject? Did you use a reflector?
#3 - Nice flower, but watch your background. You might want to get closer to the flower and fill the frame with it to reduce the background influences.
#4 - Nice shallow DOF, but again watch your background. The square white area above the flower is drawing the eyes away from the flower. I think a deeper DOF would have been better for this particular shot...the top flower is OOF and is distracting.
#5 - Some nice things going on in this image...framing, textures, backlighting and silhouettes...but which object in this shot is the main focus? The church? The trees? The sunlit walkway?