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11-06-2012 11:02 PM
SMB I have to tell you I tried taking some shots from my new 90 gal FW planted tank. They are terrible, nothing I would post yet. So far it seems a lot easier to photograph a fish at 60 ft !
11-01-2012 06:59 PM
GMYukonon24s That's a nice shot SMB
10-31-2012 09:59 PM
AquaStudent Thanks SMB! I will definitely keep that in mind. That's one of the great things about photography (and fishkeeping). You try things and figure out what works and what doesnt. Talk to people that have tried things too and get their experiences.

Thanks for the tips and Happy Halloween to you also!

That's a very festive fish!

I actually have a very hard time using manual focus. My eyes aren't perfect but they also aren't horrible. I only wear glasses when I'm trying to read physics equations off the board (or want to look smarter). I tried using manual focus without my glasses but everything I thought was perfectly in focus was not when I got it onto the computer :P Hence I have now had to commit myself to wearing glasses!
10-31-2012 01:01 PM
SMB Great shots AS. I haven't tried my hand at dry land tank photography yet (need some fish in the tank first) but I have photographed a lot of fish. Here are a few thoughts: Unless you are highlighting the mouth/teeth, be sure the eye is tack sharp in focus. In head shots try to get a slight angle. Watch your background. Keep extraneous stuff out of the image. Sometimes you can do this with manual camera settings to give a black background.
I am sure this is hard with tank images and maybe a tripod with the camera aimed at a specific area would help, waiting for the fish to come to you. (Often a technique underwater.)
BTW Happy Halloween.
10-30-2012 07:01 PM
bud29 None of your latest pictures will show on my computer
10-30-2012 06:39 PM
GMYukonon24s Great shots the 4th picture with the bubbles is interesting.
10-30-2012 04:59 AM
AquaStudent Here are a few pictures from before. The Dragonblood peacock and Jacob's peacock photos were taken with the Tamron 90mm and the shots of my Dad's Oscar were with the standard lens (this past spring).

This is one of my favorites

I'm excited to get the chance to shoot Mr. Oscar again over Thanksgiving Break in a few weeks.
10-30-2012 03:27 AM
bud29 Those are some NICE photos! Great job!
10-29-2012 04:33 AM
Originally Posted by DishyFishy View Post
They are all awesome. But I especially like Rusty Cichlid.
I agree...

great photos
10-25-2012 04:49 PM
ferretowner96 Those pics are awesome! I love the Rusty and betta. A lot of the fish/aquarium books I have don't even have as good of pics as these are.
10-25-2012 04:24 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice Job!
10-24-2012 06:12 PM
AquaStudent Note: All of these photos have not been edited.

Here are some more photos. I picked up a Tamron 90mm lens a bit ago and am finally getting some's definitely not easy...African cichlids do not like to hold still.

I have the most macro shots of the Metriaclima callainos because she likes to hang out in front of the glass and doesn't move nearly as often as many of the other fish.
07-17-2012 02:26 AM
Chrisinator Awesome colors on that betta!
07-17-2012 02:19 AM
amygirl11 Rusty gets my vote. Great shots!!!
07-12-2012 07:21 AM
tosoross Nice shot
But I think the betta fish will look better if he is flaring.
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