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  1. Stunning work (all around).
  2. Lovely capture!
  3. Thanks for your kind words Jer.
  4. Thank you Greets Dieter.
  5. Used selection brush to select dragonfly together with foreground flower. Applied slight curves & clarity adjustments. Inverted selection and applied curves & gaussian blur (to tame graininess) adjustments to background.
  6. Many thanks Zevram.
  7. Thank you Aeros4.
  8. Thank you Charlychuck.
  9. Thanks Kodiak.
  10. Didn't realize quite what I had captured until I downloaded the file...
  11. Ah, Kodiak I see that the broad use of the term "effective focal length" is a pet peeve of yours. By providing some context ("in proportion to the smaller APS-C sensor") I thought it was clearly understood that the reach of the lens was not magically increased. Because life is short, we have to pick and choose among the fights to engage in. You have chosen yours, and I wish you unqualified success. ;)
  12. Hi Kodiak 1. On a full-frame sensor camera, the zoom would have a focal length range of 70-200mm. The same lens produces a 1.5X larger image in proportion to the smaller APS-C (crop frame) sensor in my camera. 2. No thinking at all, really. Just liked the way a small saturation boost looked. BTW, I've enjoyed your nature photographs.
  13. CT, U.S.A., 70-200mm zoom on Nikon D7000 (300mm effective focal length) drastically cropped.ISO 100, f8, 1/319 sec, tripod mounted. AP adjustments: curves, clarity, saturation, contrast. _DSC5061-Version 2.tiff
  14. For what it's worth Dept. Here is Google's response to my request for Nik/ AP compatibility: Thank you for contacting Nik by Google, I hope you are having a good day. We are aware that some users would like to see the Nik Collection become compatible with Affinity Photo, however at this time this is not under development. We do take the requests and feedback we receive from our photographers seriously. In the future, with enough requests, we may update the software to be used with Affinity Photo, but currently it will only work with Adobe Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Thank you for using Nik by Google! If you have any further questions, simply reply to this email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Best Regards, Mace
  15. Thank you JasperD for your insightful response and your helpful information and cautions.