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Head on shot of a male Emperor dragonfly. For this REpost I went back to the original picture to see how far it would reasonabley enlarge. so this is what happened.
Hard-crop At 28.22 X 28.22 X600dpi.
Adjust saturation +5
Brightness +4 and Contrast +14
then Dodge [email protected] 36% around the bottom jaw line to lighten it a bit.
Burn tool applied to the antnae at 46%
Select face area withlasso tool and then use quick mask to harden up the selection & use unsharp mask to this area only.
Inverse selection and use to protect face area while applying blur tool to top and sides to help the head stand out.
reduce file size back down to 193.7K at72dpi X28.22 X28.22cm.
Yet another mini dragon from the nursery pond this time a Head on view of the beast giving a lovley view of all that eye right round the top and side of the face. IMO the metalic green of the face are just amazing. this was shot early in the morning while it was still cool and he was not up to speed, and was prepared to sit and warm him self there.
Have cropped the pic down to focus the attension on the face that and a slight unsharp mask to finish with is all it got.
I have posted another vertion in the work shop

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