hmmm tricky one.... i like the kind of bright velvia apperance... but on some of the red petals its just a little too bright.... it may look less so printed.... but i would be tempted to try a slighly deeper tone just to take a touch of harshness out of it.
IMO, the first one is too dark.
I like the brightness of the adjusted shot,
*sigh* but so far all I can do is PS is simple stuff...
So I can not offer any advice.
I am anxious to see what else you can come up with!