I'm reminded of some of the great Impressionist paintings, Monets - for example (my favorite!)... when you look closely, there are just seemingly random blobs of color. But when viewed from a distance, an amazing and accurate image becomes apparent.
Never mind the lack of focus Marc, this is one of the best shots posted to SP in some time! The colors, composition, and softness all meld together into an intangible excellence and beauty.
SO GLAD you took this shot JUST SO... not sure it would have the same effect if it was sterilely, perfectly in focus!
Thanks for sharing, and forgive those of us who HAD to give it a ten! One thing I've learned as a musician: We are all our own worst critics. Accept the praise, and ignore that voice in your head that's complaining that the shot's not "perfect".