Mike, I don't often disagree with your judgment, but this time I do. Moving to the right and shooting at an angle would change the whole perspective of this shot. The frontalness, the head-on nature of the picture, is an important part of its impact. I don't see that the little tree is an impediment to the picture, though I do wish Mr. #6 had been looking at the camera.
You've got to stop doing this. I mean, saying exactly what I was about to say but saying it before I figured out what I wanted to say!
I often agree with Mike, but as soon as I read his post I felt that his suggestion would ruin the perspective.
I'll admit I might have been tempted to remove the tree with a chainsaw or else with CS5's "content-aware fill."
Very nice image, just as it is.