I feel your pain. I had two identical shots, taken a minute from each other, and put through the same post processing. One was accepted (days ahead of my other shots in the queue... go figure), and the other was rejected (badsoft). I think they were screened by different screeners, one was in training. I will likely make one more pass of USM
and re-upload. I am a bit miffed that I got my 3rd rejection this year though.
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Photo © Freight-Dawg
Your shot is beautiful, but if you look at the tail, it does appear to be soft. I'd try to use a sharpen tool, cranked way down (maybe 10% at the most), and make a few passes over the rear section of the aircraft. Once you do that, you've got a sure shot at getting it into the database - and me having yet another Florian Trojer Windows wallpaper!
Great shot Florian!
[Edited 2004-09-16 15:02:00]