A.) The first is a video, second is a picture, hard to compare the two.
B.) The sky looks like an actual "real" sky rather than a MC sky.
C.) Your guy looks like he's lowering himself into lava rather than sitting. (If that's what you're going for, then great!)
It looks improved. Especially the sand background at least looks a lot more realistic than the stone you were using. (IMO) Edges look smoother and the lighting looks really nice. Good stuff.
As for what I said earlier, especially with regards to the moving leaves. Using a shader(s) might be a good idea for the MC game itself, to get a feel for the look of some stuff. If I remember right, I think they have moving leaves. (But it is only recommended for beast-like PC's.) Only a suggestion.