Part 2 is a much better shot than the previous one (about which I was about to make a comment. In the meantime, I think you saw the problem, thus part 2). First, no question that freckles and background work together in both by providing a rather interesting contrast. Now, in part 2, you have an improved focus on the face (including the striking hair colour), and thus come up with an excellent portrait that oozes intensity, unlike the first one. The only comment I might have concerns your crop. I would say cut at or just below the elbow to avoid a distracting body prolongation (furthermore, as we move down the image, the greenish coloration increases). This said, I must compliment you on your talent. You have an excellent eye.