I agree. The first one is more interesting. I think the second would be much better with a deeper focal point. My eye wants the focus to be on the center inside the flower, then I'm thrown off because the focus is actually on the petals.
Personally I like the first one better also. The 2nd one seems to have too much of a yellow tone and maybe the DOF is a little bit too shallow making it look slightly out of focus. Hope that helps, I can't wait until the tulips start to bloom here, just snowed again today