I was asked once if I arrange leaves for a photo. When asked a question about photos I try to be forthright and honest. My answer in this case was “sometimes”. Generally, I don’t arrange leaves or almost any objects in the nature shots but I will try to remove some distractions that I don’t think would be of interest to the composition, if at all possible. Sometimes it’s not possible to get the look I wanted and I have resorted to using the clone stamp tool to remove unwanted elements, but this is rarely done. Sometimes it’s hard to improve on what you naturally see.