I'm kinda with Gerald, especially when I compare it to the other image you made - to me the path is what entices me into the scene and I don't know that the bush is interesting enough to deserve blocking the view ;-)
On other notes - I don't mind the highlight top left. In fact I think this blurring is a really great way to deal with the difficulty of taking photos in a forest on a bright day and the dark/light spots work well with the blurring.
One thing that bugs me a little though is the darkness of the clump of trees to the left of the track - I find the tones distracting and keep wondering why they are so black while the rest of the trees seem to have a more natural tone. Still, lovely image - but I prefer the other ;)