Nice shot. I can no longer tell how much of this is a consequence of your manipulation, although that doesn't really matter. Great job bring out the intricacies of the cluster. J
Artist Reply: I used a 105mm Macro lens with a ring Flash and a remote flash. The camera settings 1/200 of a second and F stop at f/22 and the ISO 1600. Subject is about 4-0 foot away, very little post work is used other than cropping and setting exposure, maybe a little enhancement, but is rarely used. But Thanks again, for the kind words, my friend.