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Old 07-15-2011, 11:04 PM   #121
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Man...I cant believe you dont (or that I havent noticed this) on MFK.

Looks awesome. Professional grade build. - ("Fleshy")
LOL thanks! And it's been on there since day one, and has an even longer thread

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read, drool, read the updates drool again.
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amazing tank! i love the shadows and depth.
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amazing set up mate,

how high above the tank is your led fixture, are you using lens/optics?
Thanks! I'd estimate the fixture is about 15-18" off the tank. No optics, just the LED itself.

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Gorgeous tank, great use of the driftwood
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:04 PM   #122
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Here's a long overdue update! Enjoy!























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Old 07-15-2011, 11:09 PM   #123
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Holy cow!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:13 PM   #124
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NIOCE!!

Jose are you using the gutter and eggcrate setup for these shots? You're using 2 speedlites as well right? I'm trying to see if I can bite your style Hope you don't mind.

I love the exposure in your shots man. Nicely done. Now dont' hold back and teach me.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:13 PM   #125
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Great looking fish, pictures are alright as well.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:30 PM   #126
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NIOCE!!

Jose are you using the gutter and eggcrate setup for these shots? You're using 2 speedlites as well right? I'm trying to see if I can bite your style Hope you don't mind.

I love the exposure in your shots man. Nicely done. Now dont' hold back and teach me.
Ha thanks Nick! For this series all I did was set my speedlight up on my LED fixture pointing into the water, so about 15-18" off the water's surface. I set the zoom on the flash head to its widest angle (10mm) and put the diffuser cap on it. Flash was set to 1/3 manual power, triggered by my camera's built-in flash using the Commander mode.

Since I used only 1 speedlight and it was fairly high off the tank, I had to compensate with the settings. These were at f/8, 1/80th, and ISO 500. For these shots I tried to capture more ambient light so you could see the background. When I want photo background pitch black, I'll stop the settings down to approx f/16, 1/200th, and ISO 200, or so. That gives me results like this where everything is black except what is lit by the flash:



Hope that helps! This was just a quick shoot while I went home for lunch

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:45 PM   #127
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Damn Jose! I have to come by soon and see this tank in person. As always, beautiful pics bro.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:15 AM   #128
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I confess... This is the first tank I like without any plant! I'm a planted tank lover but this one is amazing man. I think you did a great job, REALLY!

Btw, those Discus are amazing!!
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:38 AM   #129
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Impressive pics!
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:57 AM   #130
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gawd!!! love this tank!!!!

i want those LEDs!!
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:18 PM   #131
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Damn Jose! I have to come by soon and see this tank in person. As always, beautiful pics bro.
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Btw, those Discus are amazing!!
LOL thanks! That means a lot if you're partial to planted tanks

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Impressive pics!
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gawd!!! love this tank!!!!

i want those LEDs!!
Thanks! Seems like LEDs are the way to go these days.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:07 AM   #132
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Thanks for the tips bro! Keep up the awesome work.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:20 PM   #133
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This is absolutely amazing....I'm blown away by all the work you've put into this thank. If I had a dream tank, this would probably be one of them. Keep up the great work.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #134
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They look so healthy!

LED = OBE
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #135
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Thanks for the tips bro! Keep up the awesome work.
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This is absolutely amazing....I'm blown away by all the work you've put into this thank. If I had a dream tank, this would probably be one of them. Keep up the great work.
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They look so healthy!

LED = OBE
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