Thanks for adding your support for the second version. I’m beginning to think that either treatment might work (but only if you could do something about the too-emphatic edges of the dark leaf at lower right in the first one).
I do remember Carol’s ultra-minimalist images. That’s why I was amused at Ken’s suggestion for improving my picture: it’d be better if I’d made an entirely different photograph!
Thanks for posting Simons Flickr site address Peter, he also used to have one on Ephotozine too.
My award to Carol was not for her picture but for all her work that year, though I admit that it was a favourite. But, hey, where would we be if a subject could only be done once; no more Robins! BTW we are talking of a picture that was around before Ian joined the club.