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Some close-ups (56k)

Recently I think I've been making some real progress both with the camera and in photoshop! Hope you enjoy!



Danios and WCM are fast, but I manage to get some decent shots







Najenshan



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Hope these things didn't break your computer.
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very nice. I love the last one.


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oh wow beautiful pics
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nice pictures!

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what type of camera do you have?, I was told my cam is pretty good ( Nikion S10) but I never really get good shots or the lighting blows the color way off scale.
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Thanks guys! I'm shooting with the Canon EOS 10D-- it's an older mid-level digital SLR. A good solid camera to be sure. I'm using the 18-200mm lens from Tamron which is just great because it can do a lot.

iroc-- s10's a good camera. A good 1/3rd of the battle is in the editing though, so look up some photoshop tips.
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Nice pictures as usual. I especially like the shot of the nanjenshan. Its a very cool plant and its a lovely picture of it.

I myself am battling U. gibba in my 5g tank. The better my plants are doing the faster it spreads. grrr...


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I actually allowed U. Gibba into the tank. When I got my plants from ASW, there were a few strands in my microcarpea that I could have easily removed-- but I let them be. It's annoying at times, but I think it's pretty. In the old days, Amano also had a number of beautiful layouts featuring U. gibba. It added a sparkle to those layouts.
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really? I find it to be too wild. I guess your scape is more condusive to wild plant growth. I would probably use Eleocharis vivipara if I wanted the wild thin leaves look. The bladders seem too distracting.

It does not detract from the scape but it is a pest and gets in everything, completely up to you to keep it.


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As you know, once it's in-- it's in. No getting rid of it now. XD
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wow the last one is really nice!
nice photos keep up the good work
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Thanks guys! I'm shooting with the Canon EOS 10D-- it's an older mid-level digital SLR. A good solid camera to be sure. I'm using the 18-200mm lens from Tamron which is just great because it can do a lot.

iroc-- s10's a good camera. A good 1/3rd of the battle is in the editing though, so look up some photoshop tips.
I know how to use PS (in fact my mother wrote the manual for the 1st edition ) but I never seem to be able to get the lighting right any tips you can offer?
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I also really like the last one.
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iroc-- I'm sorry, I wouldn't be able to say much on that. I have 110w over my 18gallons, but usually when I photoshoot I use half of that-- I normally just leave on my 10000k bulb because the tank looks better cooler I think. For the fish though I blast it all so that I can use super-fast shutter speeds. I really wish I had the lens and hand control to take photos of fish with better aperature instead.

turbo-- thanks, I love that shot too.
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