When I referred to playing the droplets against the curled leaf edges, I meant during the initial exposure. That would have required a completely different train of thought thus, a different image altogether. I'm not sure you can do much to effectively create that juxtaposition with the current image, although it might be a good exercise. No harm in trying, though. It might actually be a good exercise.
Remember to take what we say with a grain of salt. This is a subjective business and we all have our own preferences. You've got to follow your own path.
As for post-processing, I'm primarily a b/w photog, so my workflow is going to differ a bit from you color folks. I usually set my black and white points first followed by basic color correction. Then, if needed, I'll selectively open the shadows (they often get a bit blocked during grayscale conversion) and lower the highlight contrast (again, if needed). After that, I'll covert to grayscale using any one of three or four methods then proceed to my many layers of localized adjustments: contrast, density, etc.