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I think part of the reason why the "centered" leaf works here, is that you aren't "stuck" at the centered leaf.
The leaf obviously draws us into it ... but when you do leave the leaf, you encounter the bark, and you now have something to explore besides the central subject. Take a trip around the leaf, and at virtually any point, you can continue your trip around, via the bark ... or return to the leaf.
For far too many "centered" subjects (imo), the problem isn't as much with the central location, as it is with the negative space has nothing to offer us of interest ... thus leaving us to only "look at" the central subject, for which we quickly tire.
The second one ... I can see that one as being a labor of love for a Jon Cone print ... i.e. much goodness to be treated with care. Both could be very nice prints given proper consideration @ careful printing considerations / choices / decisions.