The two images you see here were taken along the South-branch of the AuSable River.
I had stopped on a sandbar to take a break from sitting in my canoe and I noticed this leaf and
bird tracks. So I set up my tripod and composed the first image, but I wanted more detail so I framed just the leaf and a smaller part of the sand and river. When I'm shooting subjects like this I always try to get a more detailed shot of the scene. Sometimes a more detailed shot is better, but in this case I like both images. The same goes for wildflowers and other subjects. I always move in for a more detailed shot. So next time your out shooting...move in for a closer and more detailed shot. You might be surprised at the outcome.