I'm entering your forum with WIP I've been working on for a few weeks up to now. The elements which are critical for the image's meaning are still missing. My problem so far is perspective:
the leaf still seems to be partially in contact with the ground while I want it to be fairly above it. Furthermore I want to create the impression of the leaf moving downwards which isn't achieved yet.
Im currently working with 3ds max 7 and Photoshop CS2.
Thank you so far.