B&W vs Colour Images

I am always fascinated by the different reactions evoked by images, especially when the same image is presented in B&Wand in Colour. For me the first image works best in this instance as the colour adds to feeling of spring and new growth, especially with the buds. However I am continually drawn back to the B&W version, in particular the protective shell which is breaking away to allow the new growth to emerge...


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