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United States
Title: Depth of FieldNikon D80
Depth of Field (16)
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)

Exposure
Exposure
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-09-04 13:45:18]
Based on Peter Z's comment, I reduced the brightness a bit and increased the contrast slightly. I think he was tight; it does look a bit better.
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Turkey
Title: Lasiommata megera for Gamze Peler
Lasiommata megera for Gamze Peler (24) *
ammodytes Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 121] (390)

Sharpening
Sharpening
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-08-25 11:50:26] [2]
Hi Filiz,
I have sharpened your image using Photoshop Unsharp Mask set at 150/0,6/2. I have also reduced the saturation a little on the greens and yellows and finally done some selective blurring of the BG to help the insect to stand out even more. I hope you like it.
Alan
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Palestine
Title: Pallenis spinosa
Pallenis spinosa (8)
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)

Crop
Crop
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573) [2008-08-20 18:36:16]
Tight crop to get rid of shaded corner.
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Netherlands
Title: Phlogophora meticulosa - Angle ShadesCanon EOS 40 D
Phlogophora meticulosa - Angle Shades (2)
Harm-digitaal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)

Re-Working
Re-Working
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-03-23 06:18:52] [1]
Using Neat Image and Photoshop Elements.
Filtered at 70% luminance.
Cropped, rotated, darkened in Levels, increased contrast and saturation. Sharpened with USM at 150/0.5/3.
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Turkey
Title: Anthocharis cardamines
Anthocharis cardamines (11)
efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)

Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-03-23 06:08:34] [2]
Neat Image at 80% Luminance to reduce BG noise. Slight brightness reduction and sharpening with USM at 180/0.5/3.
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Spain
Title: Cynoglossum cheirifoliumFuji Finepix S9500
Cynoglossum cheirifolium (66) *
jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)

Plant view
Plant view
jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415) [2008-03-19 09:26:07]
A view of a young plant.
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Lithuania
Title: 7-spotCanon EOS 300 D
7-spot (14)
rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)

Neat Image
Neat Image
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-03-08 15:18:05]
Neat Image on BG at 75% Luminance. Very slight sharpening after 60/0.4/3 all using Elements 6.
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Spain
Title: Borago officinalis L.Fuji Finepix S9500
Borago officinalis L. (74)
jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)

Top view
Top view
jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415) [2008-03-01 10:51:59]
This is a view from above of the whole bunch of flowers.
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Lithuania
Title: Heath FritillaryCanon EOS 300 D
Heath Fritillary (5)
rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)

Sharpen, Desaturate
Sharpen, Desaturate
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-02-20 10:15:46] [2]
In Photoshop Elements:
Reduced Saturation of yellows, increased saturation of reds a little. Sharpened using Unsharp Mask at 150/0.6/0
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India
Title: Neptis hylasNikon D 80
Neptis hylas (18)
goutham_ramesh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)

Cropping
Cropping
accassidy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454) [2008-02-16 10:53:28]
Just cropped to remove those twigs on the left.
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