Embala said: Water can "pale down" colors as well. She's floating in the air in the youth picture ... I got the notion she's in water in the new one.
Good point there too. I hadn't noticed the slight slime on the rocks, and I bet that by the time the pic is finished, her eyes will glow too :) Then the difference in height might be also due to the angle if she's swimming toward us, the viewer (or whatever character is placed in front of her) - making her head appear larger and her limbs somewhat shorter due to the distorted perspective.