I know, it's the end of July, but tell the bugs that! I shot these yesterday. I did the high contrast thing, made the plants seem luminescent, and I like the glowing around the edges quality the June bugs themselves have. Now...the question I have for you is about the "edge preserving smooth" function I applied to these photos. After I did the unsharp mask to crispen the detail, I used the edge preserving smooth to reduce the noise. However, this particular application of smooth gives the picture kind of a painterly look if you zoom in close enough. I realize that photography purists might prefer the original grain of the photo, but I also think that sometimes it's the final image you're selling to the viewer. What do you think about it?