Rob Sheppard asked:
This is a really interesting idea. I love the use of selective focus to show off your subject against a soft background. A challenge you are having to this shot, however, is the way the tree branches frame up the background. Because of the way you have put the tree trunk right up against the right side, because it is dark and because the lower branch circles a distinctive landscape, the tree looks like it should be a frame. But it is not a frame to the landscape behind. This makes the foreground and background fight for attention and makes the composition less clear for a viewer. Ask yourself, What is my photo about? Then focus in on what is important to show that.