Yes! These images are much better. Nature is inherently complex and chaotic. I have a feeling that why we love being in nature. The complexity is so overwhelming that it’s simple. If that makes any sense. 😳
In your first and last image you’ve done a nice job of cropping out everything except what interesting. The first image is by far the strongest and it certainly shows that you’ve understood the assignment. Reflections are fantastic for photography. Always shoot reflections if they are available. Even if they don’t look that great in person you may enjoy them after the fact. This month’s photo contest is about reflections.