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Palestine
Title: Campanula rapunculus
Campanula rapunculus (2)
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)

Reduced sharpness
Reduced sharpness
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573) [2009-06-10 14:36:15]
Thanks Bayram for your perceptive eye.
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Romania
Title: Pyrgus malvae
Pyrgus malvae (3)
andrei99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 6 N: 86] (731)

Sharpening
Sharpening
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2009-04-26 13:37:50]
Used Photoshop Elements Unsharp Mask at 150/0.7/0 to bring up a bit more sharp detail.
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Italy
Title: Callophrys rubi
Callophrys rubi (48)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)

Shadows, de-noising
Shadows, de-noising
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2009-04-22 15:19:47]
Using Photoshop elements, I have selectively lightened the shadow on the forewing and taken some noise out of the BG using the blur tool. Small changes.
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India
Title:
" Swallowtail " (3)
Panoptic83 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 116] (758)

Levels, brightness, sharpening
Levels, brightness, sharpening
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2009-04-03 14:46:16] [1]
Hi Prasad,
This is potentially a lovely shot of G. agamenmnon. I have used photoshop to adjust the leves a little, reduce the brightness and increase a little the contrast. Then I sharpened it using the unsharp mask at 60/0.9/0. Alan
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Netherlands
Title: Polyommatus icarus femaleCanon EOS 40 D
Polyommatus icarus female (5)
Harm-digitaal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)

Crop
Crop
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-11-01 08:34:15]
I just wanted to show an alternative crop that makes the image nore about the butterfly and less about the flower. The cloning on the left is not meant to be serious, just to balance the image in your eye.
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Sweden
Title: Butterfly
Butterfly (10)
osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)

Blurring
Blurring
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-10-29 07:48:38] [1]
I've run the Photoshop Blur Tool over the BG to make it a little more distracting. That's all.
Alan
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France
Title: Erebia aethiopsNikon D 80
Erebia aethiops (11)
lorendubois Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 285 W: 0 N: 1088] (9343)

Sharpening
Sharpening
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-10-23 15:42:56] [1]
First I ran Neat Image at 80% to eliminate any noise in the background, then used the Photoshop Unsharp Mask at 150/0.5/0.
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Brunei
Title: Ypthima fasciataPentax LX
Ypthima fasciata (12)
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)

Highlights, Contrast
Highlights, Contrast
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-10-22 14:15:44]
In response to a suggestion, I have darkened the highlights by 12 units and adjusted the mid-tone contrast +30. This is the result.
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Canada
Title: Nignt butterflyCanon PowerShot A710 IS
Nignt butterfly (1)
hains Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 12] (959)

Sharpen, desaturate
Sharpen, desaturate
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-10-21 02:40:21]
Using Photoshop Elements, I have applied the unsharp mask at 100/0.6/0 and I have desaturated the green channel about 50 points so that the foliage does not dominate the insect quite so much.
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Turkey
Title: Lycaena Phlaeas
Lycaena Phlaeas (20)
huddu (55)

Lighting, Contrast
Lighting, Contrast
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-10-19 16:17:06] [2]
Using Photoshop Elements, I have adjusted the Levels, Brightness and Contrast to darken the image a little. I think this has a more natural appearance. I hope it is useful.
Alan
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