I think this is by far my most favorite piece from what I've been seeing lately. It reminded me for a moment of how the grape vines in my backyard used to curl when I was little and would sit down by them to look at the growing grapes.
Very beautiful, looks like its swaying and or moving horizontally out of the frame, but until you look closer, you notice its trapped and connected by the vine. Very beautifully done, and I love your choice to add a border to it, very wise.
I'm not entirely sure why, but I'm just love this. It was just begging to be shot, and I'm not a photography person at all so I'll spare you rambling on when I don't really know a thing, but to the eye it's very nice to look at
Minimalism and nature often make a great composition. Here's a perfect example. I love it. The shape of the branch, it's almost like smoke has turned to wood.
Good borders, title, lighting (!) and focus. Going black and white was spot on. What I like most about this is the use of space. The free room in the photo really helps giving the branch a floating feel.
Somebody complained about the background being too light. I disagree: the hazy shapes in the background are actually a great balancing factor. They also give this picture a more natural feel. Had the background been smooth black, I could have doubted this was taken in your back yard in the first place.
Myself, I was going to complain about there being an insufficient amount of contrast. On the other hand, more contrast could easily have made this look overmanipulated. I don't know, maybe just a bit more sharpness, and voila.