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12/02/10 - My best photoshoot to-date!

If you've ever tried to photograph tiny fish, then you can appreciate how hard it is. I'm surprised I even got that shot of the rummynose tetras, they are a focus nightmare!!

These were shot with my 70-200mm f/2.8 from about 5ft back, zoomed in all the way to 200mm. This allows the fish to swim about as if I weren't there. This truly is my best set so far. First off, my favorite two:







And the rest



This one was pure luck!






This could have been a great image had I not blown the focus. Also, the shallow depth of field worked against me here. Oh well!

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These pics are incredible. Thanks for sharing them. I never thought about using a Zoom lens for taking pics of really small fish. I only have access to a macro lens so I've been using that.


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Amazing photos!
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Dude unreal. Seriously. How do you do it. Photography is seriously just a hobby for you? How about a step by step lol.

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sweet pictures


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Lots of comments come to mind. All end in !!!!!
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First off beautiful shots!
Second just wondering....having a small group of roselines, have you noticed any clues to them spawning. Or any behavior?
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Very nice.


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Extremely nice shots, and yes I too share your pain when it comes to shooting small hyper fish. This makes me want to reinvest in some strobes. I had sold my old lighting equipment so that I could fund my D3s purchase. Don't get me wrong, the D3s does a phenomenal job without the need for strobes, but I'd like more control over my lighting.

I love your tank journal btw.

Keep on snapping!


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Fabulous! They are magazine quality!
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Awesome pictures! I love the first fish, it has such vibrant colors.
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So nice! What kind of rainbow is that? Love the bright blue.

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Awesome Shots! if you dont mind, are you using a flash and is it above the tank? and what where the settings?

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Those are very, very good. You (really) should consider trying to sell them to a magazine or stock photography house. Or send them to a magazine as an example of the kind of photography you can sell them.

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Really amazing pictures!!

When I take pictures watermarks/glare on the glass always show up. What do you use to clean your glass?


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