A bee and a flower

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  1. Overread

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    I used the layer mask to selectivly reduce the noise in the background and up the sharpness (unsharpen mask) in the forground. Aside from that just a basic auto levels after the conversion from RAW.
    Any comments/crits as to how this has worked (have I overdone things anywhere)?

    original image no longer avalible - please refer to 3rd post for updated version of original after tpe's comments
    Taken with: Cannon EOS 400D and Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro lens
    at; f11 ISO 800, 1/200sec
     
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    The only thing i am not sure about is the auto levels, It may have gone too far on the bee and flower as there is a lot of near white in it, perhaps you could have done it on the forground and background seperatly as you did the rest? the rest is great, really nice that the oof areas did not turn out grainy that really can be annoying in an othewise good shot and the usm has worked wwell so there is a really nice distinction between the for and background.

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    Great shot, I like it. There's just one thing that bothers me I'm not sure exactly. I'd like to see the photo without the background photoshopped. I think the adjustments maybe make the flower+bee look a little super-imposed.
     
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    Well I don't see any halo so it's not over done. However the one you just posted does look better to me. Possibly the purple in the background of the original is popping to much? It seems more subtle in the update.
     
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    Very nice :) I think the last edit would be my favourite of them.
     

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