Same same but different.

So I'm thinking I would like to enter the Waterhouse prize this year. The Waterhouse is Australia's richest prize for natural history art. It's a great opportunity to get your work out there, in with a mixed bag of other artists. I heard they are kind of 'conservative' in their choices, but hey, this is the work I make! You either like it or you don't. I like it, maybe you do too? Or maybe you think it is the most hideous thing you have seen this year (I hope not).

Anyways, I was wondering which image I should submit. Close up or further away? What do you think? Can you help me out? I would love to hear your thoughts. (I am very indecisive and need all the help I can get...)