This week I challenge you again to work on your background blur. I believe the influence of the bokeh on the subject is widely underestimated. Try any method you know or can think of to create a background blur.
I used two exposures to create this image. First I photographed the leave on the ground. Then I stopped the lens down and took a second shot. In post production I used the Topaz BuzSim Filter to finalize the background.
Enjoy and keep on working on your images!