I must say that I admire the effects that were added. That does not say anything less of the original work since this image is indeed a thousand-word's worth.
I have listened to the you made abd the image is a great... imagification of the gentle tones you created. The natural looking locks of the Zebra add to the entire mythical effect intended of the image.
But that all was given in the old one. This one gave it the warmth it deserves. The addition of the misty effect to every bright spot inspires within this viewer the kind of gentility one would expect of this particular character.
Her cloak has a particular trait about it that was never, perhaps, exposed in the show: it appears elf-like and that is how I have viewed this particular character (though I would not call myself a brony or that much of a dedicated fan despite my liking to the show and it's message) but I must also say that I can imagine the same image with an ever-green hue to it that, when I imagine it in my head, might give her a more un-earthly look. Won't you try it?
As to the zebra, I must admit that I admire the rakish effect created by the fringes over his forehead is quite entchanting that it also made me consider having a same way as a style despite being satisfied with my handsome Rob style
All in all, I would say that you earned a well-deserved well done and my eager expectations of more amazing works of art both in images and songs.