The image was captured on film (Nikon FM2 80-200 f/4.5 zoom Ilford FP4 ); but after scanning, I decided to use some presets in NIK. So the result is a hybrid of film and digital manipulation.
Interesting. I don't know if you need so much space on the bottom compositionally.
Check out this page by Mike Moats who specializes in shooting leaves, mind-blowing to me.