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Old 01-28-2004, 07:24 AM   #1
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(my webserver goes down at midnight, so these may be unavailble for a little while)
I didn't want to kill the resolution on the pics, nor did I want
to resize them all and have them look generic. I also didn't
correct the hue...and yes, the lights do have a distinct green
hue...but it's exaggerated by the pics. The first few pics are of
Sicyopterus gobies. It seems not many people are familiar
with them (me either), so I focused a bit on them. The first
pic is a female, the second and third are of the male...the third
showing the male with display colors and the prominant dorsal fin.
The fourth shows some detail of the mouth. You can see their
teeth have evolved and fused into two scrapers. I forget if there
are similar scrapers on the top jaw...I think so.

I took some crappy video of them doing their thing. They are
by far the best algae-eaters I've ever owned. PERIOD.
(green tint VERY exaggerated...my fault in this case)
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7weom/fisha.mpg
http://mysite.verizon.net/res7weom/fishb.mpg


So, here you go...all of them taken tonight....















And do me a favor...if you reply...please hit the return key often
...that way we don't have to scroll over to read your post. I realize
it's my fault, but I post these, for the most part, at full resolution
for your benefit...so no complaining
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Old 01-28-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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Looks great, thanks for sharing! My favorite is the first one of the two
Harlequin rasboras. Run it through Photoshop, clean it up, and it is one
awesome shot. I imagine it is tough to catch those ever-moving rainbows!

Taking pics of fishes is fun and rewarding. My wife complains that I take
more shots of fishies than of the family ops: I need to figure out how to
set up a webpage for them, it's good to look at something that fills your
screen once in a while.
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Old 01-28-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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What kind of camera is that, very nice pics.
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:03 AM   #4
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Canon 10D. 50mm f1.8 lens (set to about f2.0). ISO 200 (IIRC).
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:40 AM   #5
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Nice pics! Now I know why people have those enormous monitors
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:15 AM   #6
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Nice pics! Now I know why people have those enormous monitors
I also did that so people can crop them, resize them, use
them as wallpaper or as reference pics on thier sites (with my
permission, of course). You can also see detail you don't normally
see with most pics on the web.
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Old 02-01-2004, 01:28 AM   #7
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that is a really interesting goby-algae-eater-thing.....
.do they do a decent job????
oh and how big do they get??
I love the goby's faces, they remind me of a bulldog.
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Old 02-01-2004, 04:35 PM   #8
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Awesome photography. You're right, a little photo tweakin and they make lovely backgrounds.
And I love the shot of the fused pelvic fins on that goby......very taxonomic :hehe: .
Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-02-2004, 05:49 AM   #9
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do they do a decent job????
They are by far THE best algae eaters I've ever owned. They just don't
do very well with beard algae. No one as been able to provide me with
and exact ID of the fish, other than they fact that they belong to the Genus
Sicyopterus, so I have no info on them whatsoever.
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