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Ecuador
Title: Panyapedaliodes drymaeaNikon D80
Panyapedaliodes drymaea (6)
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)

No Technique
No Technique
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2011-01-18 10:57:01]
This is the upperside of the butterfly Panyapedaliodes drymaea of which the underside was posted as the prime image.
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Cuba
Title: Cuban TodyCanon EOS 1D Mark III
Cuban Tody (30) *
Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)

Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2011-01-09 03:03:27]
NeatImage applied at 80% in Luminance Channel with 15% Sharpening.
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Ecuador
Title: Actinote guatemalena ?Nikon D80
Actinote guatemalena ? (12)
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)

Full Frame
Full Frame
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2011-01-04 16:28:50]
This is the un-cropped, original image. My fairly tight crop was to remove the two extra grass blades on the left side. Play with other options if you wish. Alan
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Honduras
Title: Canivet's Emerald
Canivet's Emerald (5)
petrovich20 (73)

Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2010-12-30 11:19:02] [1]
Applied NeatImage at 70% in luminance channel and 70% sharpening. Background is now much cleaner. Alan
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United Kingdom
Title: UK Large BlueNikon D80
UK Large Blue (14)
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)

Underside
Underside
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2010-06-30 09:59:17]
This image shows the underside of Maculinea arion
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Poland
Title: The mute swanCanon EOS 400D
The mute swan
rolesox Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)

Cropping & highlight
Cropping & highlight
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573) [2009-09-10 05:51:30] [1]
Just a little cropping & more highlight for I think a better image presentation results.

What do you think?

Best Regards

Umar
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Italy
Title: Antennaria dioicaNikon        D70s
Antennaria dioica (20)
Pitoncle Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)

Crop
Crop
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573) [2009-09-02 14:51:44] [1]
Hello Gerard,

I just cropped your photo a bit & added a little contrast.

I hope that you don't mind. Hope that you agree. Just another POV.

Merci beaucoup

Umar
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Romania
Title: Erebia aethiops.Nikon D700
Erebia aethiops. (32)
horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)

Desaturation
Desaturation
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2009-08-14 11:20:33] [3]
Reduced saturation levels in green and yellow channels. Neat image to reduce backgroung noise. I think the reduction in the vivid background makes the picture easier to llok at.
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Switzerland
Title: Brenthis daphneSony Cybershot DSC H10
Brenthis daphne (30)
meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)

Lightening, noise reduction
Lightening, noise reduction
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2009-08-04 08:43:36] [2]
Did a little noise reductin with Neat Image and then increased the brightness a bit, with slightly reduced contrast. Lastly desaturated the yellow channel a tad to reduce the impact of the green background.
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France
Title: GatekeeperCanon EOS 350D
Gatekeeper (90)
Noisette Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)

Neat Image
Neat Image
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2009-08-01 07:50:42] [4]
Jaqueline,
You mentioned the noise in the BG so I have made a workshop with Neat Image. It is efinitely worth investing a little money in a downloaded version of this programme. I applied the noise reduction at 75% in the luminance channel, followed by a little sharpening in Photoshop with the unsharp mask at 80/0.3/0. I also cropped a little off the bottom to get the result under the 300K TN file limit. I hope you find it useful.
Alan
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