I just realized that I had never submitted this from the Fall.
Here is a photo of a train in motion and a flower in a shallow depth of field.
You’ve achieved a both of the requirements for these photos.
You have found how to shoot motion and depth.
Now your image of the train going past toom me a minute to figure out. I didn’t even see that it was a train at first actually. I was like where is the motion?!
Now that said you’ve understood the underlying goal of the assignment. It looks like you’ve shot this about about 1/6 shutter which is about right. The problem here is twofold. There is quite a bit of light for the shutter to be open that long and when the shutter is open that long you have to either use a tripod or be a rock solid shooter to avoid camera shake. Notice how the image is blown out a bit on the train? Also note how the whole image is slightly blurry? That’s most likely camera shake. The best solution is a tripod in this case.
In your image of the flower you have achieved shallow depth of field but the vibrance and saturation are very strong. I reduced them a little here and you’ll see it’s a much softer and pleasing image.