I have learned a ton around here by studying everything I can, but I am sure I need of more knowledge... and if anyone can make some suggestions here, I would appreciate it. my question is.. Did I over cook this one in Neat Image, or using USM.. Focal Length 400 mm Exposure Time 1/2500 sec Aperture f/7.1 <<< I meant to be using 5.6 but I must have flipped the wheel by mistake. duuuh. 800 ISO 1 original with small levels adj. 2 Neat Image Defualt .. "Filter and sharpen Image" 3 levels, Neat image and USM amount 124% Raduis 1.6 Pixels Threshold 2 levels I am not sure the end result looks life like.. IMO the duck look plastic. I think I broke the rule in here concerning 1 pic per post, please mods, move this if needed.