Banana-tree, you rock. Did I mention that you rock? Of course you rock.
Now for critique. I like the colors and the alternating blue and yellow spirals. They are reminiscent of the small suns and styilized, pinpoint stars. They really add interest to the piece. I also like how the spirals are not the focal point of the piece, unlike most other fractals of this type. It makes it unique and interesting. There is a slight gradient change, with the top half of the piece being a bit darker than the bottom half of the piece. This is excellent, since the brighter half is where the 'suns' are and the darker half is where the 'stars' are.
The one thing I don't like about the peice is the black lines. I think they could be more well-defined, although I'm not exactly sure how to accomplish that. Well defined black lines would give it greater contrast and make the fractal 'pop' a bit more.
wow, thanks for the great critique! I've been having problems with the black lines, because the thing that reduces their contrast is the px of the first transform, and when I remove it, it loses the texture.. so it's like a price I pay for the interesting textures
thanks again, glad you like this one