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Thanks for posting these Scott! With such a wonderful capture, any of the 3 versions are going to impress, but my very personal preference is for the color version. I usually always lean towards the color version though when comparing photos except for particular shots where color just does not work and black and white is necessary.
I think the crop you did on the tweaked second photo above is about perfect, as the sky in the normal color version is distracting. I would hang any of them on the wall, but would go #1 for the original color version with the crop job of the second tweaked photo applied.
I agree with you that the half animal on the far right adds a sense of continuity to the image and I wouldn't crop it out either.
Great work!! -L