Thanks for including the link to the previous shot - it is fun to go back & look at our past and then re-create, isn't it. It's simple and fun and as others stated, your dof is fantastic. I always love how your compse your shots.
I'm glad you like it I was just using a 50mm f1.8 lens, so i could get that nice, shallow focus. Thanks for the feedback too. Usually it's better to focus on the element closest to the lens with this kind of shot. That's where the eye goes to first (since the peg is the main focus of the photo), so if it was out of focus on the tip, the whole thing probably wouldn't look as good.
It's still good to experiment though and check to see how it would look