thank you for your kind words, critique and suggestions, and the workshop you provided.
Due to the very small size of the Little Blue the image I posted was at the limit of the macro capabilities of my equipment. I treated the picture by applying sharpening filter in postwork, and from previous experiences I made, I am rather reluctant to apply that kind of treatment twice as the result is very likely to look oversharpened. The result you achieved shows some oversharpened areas on my LCD screen, but other parts on your workshop version do look better than the original. On a CRT screen that tends to show an image softer than a high resolution LCD, your version may look better all over.
Thanks again, and best regards,
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