-Background is relatively clean and made less obvious with bokeh (good)
-Focus is on the tree trunk (Good)
-Tree trunk is somewhat underexposed (Not good)
-Composition wise, rule of thirds has been applied, but the perimeter of the picture is not clean.
-Think about why you're taking this picture, and what makes the tree trunk so interesting.
-If you used evaluative metering, the backlight will cause your subject to underexpose.
-I'm glad you've taken your first shot. Now to find some REAL subjects. FOCUS! :bigeyes:
With so many things in the image, it's difficult to tell what's the subject. Even if this was a landscape photograph, it would be far better for you to find something with more feeling than the bunch of trees across the street. Speaking of street, always check your viewfinder to make sure you haven't included what you shouldn't (road signs etc).
Still seems a little under. Colour is lacking in contrast, probably due to the back light again. Perhaps you'd like to figure out what your camera's metering system can do for you.