Spring in the rule of thirds and chat

Challenge #15 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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Show us a sign of spring while using the composition rule of thirds. This is a complex challenge, please read the instructions and the and the comments first.. Also enter a -dummy- photo as shown in the example below as a second picture, see for elaboration the comment in the example. Then give constructive comment on all other photos. Eventually you can enter a second improved version of your first picture by withdrawing the dummy and use that free slot.
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Submitted: Friday, 30th March, 2012 16:11 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 23rd March, 2010
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 400
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