You are the Real PRO
Thanks, unfortunately "pro" would involve making some money, but I'm working on that :-p ...
... but I know many photogs are not able to or are too reluctant to get into awkward positions, that's why I try to do it to produce something different than the rest. Though I recently was questioning my own strategy after kneeing for two hours in cold water up to the breast in a pond to get some frog shots, but they turned out nice and it's real wild wildlife :-)
Sometimes I think you need to consider the framing with fresh eyes. I don't see that as a "problem" shot at all, because I don't see a table leg in the background.
Good point, thank you, some distance often helps, I didn't even blur or post-process the background further.
It labeled it a "problem" shot because the framing was extremely tight (behind me was a wall) and I took you-dont-want-to-know how many shots not only to nail the focus @100% crop, but to get the framing right because neither aligning the background nor the subject to a 90/180 degree straight level worked.