love the eyes.... you did well, sir
the sharpening you did made this image so much better
your picture is wonderful
handsome model, of course.... always helps
but.... digital SLRs don't "see" the world the way our eyes do (or those with 20/20 vision, anyway)
it takes some "touch" at the computer to approximate what is really "seen."
if you want to go even "crazier" on the sharpening...
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
i used shadows and highlight at 40% for the whole image
then i used the lasso tool for each eye, individually.... using shadows and highlights at 50% and USM at 80/0.8/2
then.... i did a USM at 80/0.8/2 for the whole image