I was pretty sure there was something worth capturing here, but I'm not convinced I succeeded.
it's that frustrating, we can see a photo but we cannot isolate the scene into that photo. Should that be in out or this in or maybe that ............
I agree with "I was pretty sure there was something worth capturing here" and I agree with "but I'm not convinced I succeeded"
Maybe more of a close up of the decaying leaves would work better. Crop off the bottom of the photo up to the top of the stem to see my thoughts. And then bump up the contrast a bit more. I always look for the little things that can be removed before the photo is taken or during PP. I'm referring to the bit of stem to the RHS of the subject.
There maybe another crop available: from just above the stem of the bottom leaf up to the widest part of the two top leaves.
Now a question to the forum: is editing of posted photos allowed in this section or any sections? As they said a (edited) photo is worth a 1000 words and I can edit faster than I can type