Hey, I was afraid to scroll down the image lest itdidn't scratch the screen of my computer :-)As far as Iknow turning off the on board anti noise in the Olympus you can get insanely detailed images, perhaps, partlythanks to the 4:3 aspect of the sensor!
Btw, thanks foryour kindcredit! Actually we're doing somewhat difficult thing commenting on each others' pictures (or should I say digital data:G)given the different calibration, resolution and dynamic range of the screens..
As for your edit, the rock looks visibly more vivid now! (Still, not sure whichversionis more faithful to what you saw at the time of shooting..) IMO, you needn't crop off from the bottom. Just a littlefrom the lefthandside such as below would suffice.