Wow, I looked very cclosely to the detail in the downloaded image and it makes me wonder how many starts could there be in total? XD Also I love the way you blend the Apo rendered image into it. I like that program to, but I still have some learning to do. But keep up the great work! You imspire me.
interesting use of the flame, people tend to shy away from the more mechanical (repetitive) looking patterns with flames as nebulae. and yet despite my senses shouting "NO ITS WRONG!" i still kinda like it!
actually the more i sit here and look at it the better it looks to me. nice job, just took my preconceptions a little bit to adjust! hehe