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No that you cropped it tighter, which do you prefer?
At first glance, the version with the leaf remaining seems to give me a greater sense of stability, but, after several more glances, the second, sans leaf, is a cleaner aesthetic. So, I'd say they both work but the I prefer the second.
And you? Others' thoughts?
Later, looking again, I've changed my mind - the leaf breaks up the negative space and spine of the leaf points toward the central subject. Too, it forms the third point of a triangle helping anchor the image. Maybe I'm over analyzing :