The first (horizontal) is magnificent! The background colors make add beautiful depth and richness. I keep going back to look again. The vertical was worth seeing, but not as interesting as the horizontal. Thank you for posting this!
These are quite nice. I wish the background was a bit more colorful, and the colors more vibrant overall, but it's seriously a good shot. Were these at 1:1? Nice photos with the 180, and 1/60s. They look a bit closer than that to me.