This is one of those images I could see as a award-winning best seller. The simplicity of the image and power of the message, wonderful lighting and exposure, composition, and post processing, it's breathtaking at first sight.
If I could see one thing I'd change, it would be the disappearing heads -- dark hair against a dark background needs separate hair lights to provide definition and dimension, otherwise these poor boys look all but decapitated.
Still, a wonderful image and one I'd feel proud of having on my wall or showing my mother! I actually do think this deserves a DD.