Virginia, both of these were with the Sigma 50mm macro on the Minolta 7D in RAW at 6mp. Did a little in PS for contrast, saturation and brightness and cropped about 30% off both of them. Minimal sharpening if at all.
If I'm not mistaken, this is your first post on the Cafe. Glad to have you here as an active member. It's not a requirement, but you should go by the new member introduction forum and tell us a little about your interests, and give other members a chance to welcome you to the family. :wink:
Thanks folks. yup, I figured the second was lacking something. I used the polarizing filter on the first shot. I figure that's where the dark blue came from. really didn't pay much attention to it during the shot.