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Old 07-07-2011, 05:42 AM
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This is my first attempt at aquatic photography with a dslr so bear with me! The longola came from Valley Aquatics.



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Old 07-07-2011, 07:26 PM
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Is this an Exochromis on third pic from top?

I like the pics. Not all are sharp obviously but that hasn't to be always the criteria. The motives are well chosen!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:48 PM
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I've not seen a Longola with so much blue.... other wise GOOD SHOTS !!
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Well done for your first time out. Just keep clicking and making adjustments till you get it where you want it. What equipment and settings are you using?
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im using a nikon d3000 with a nikkor 18-55 vr lens. Exposures are 1/30 f5.6 @iso 400. I used shutter priority for all of these shots and played around a bit with the white balance. The top longola pic isnt indicative of his true color, but i have 14k halides over the tanks and he caught the light just right to really bring out the blue. Next investment will def be a macro lens and a remote flash. I know they arent the best shots but wanted to share and get some pointers from you pros
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IMO I would spend the money on the flash first. I am by no stretch an expert but the flash used from the overhead position drastically improved the quality of my images. But I will defer to Gernot's opinion on this one. He has set the standard here and on Trophs.com.
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Photos #6 and #7 are my favorite .
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IMO I would spend the money on the flash first. I am by no stretch an expert but the flash used from the overhead position drastically improved the quality of my images. But I will defer to Gernot's opinion on this one. He has set the standard here and on Trophs.com.
slowly slowly, there are plenty of people who take excellent pics and i'm by far not that good, espcl with technical things. Having said this, i agree with Gene
Aquarium photography without flash is difficult even with high end lenses and cameras. BUT, i'm personally not using such a remote flash over the tank. I have a normal external flash that you mount atop your camera, in my case the Canon 580ex II.
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IMO I would spend the money on the flash first. I am by no stretch an expert but the flash used from the overhead position drastically improved the quality of my images. But I will defer to Gernot's opinion on this one. He has set the standard here and on Trophs.com.
So are you using a remote flash or using a slave strobe? I know some of the higher end flashes you can use to control multiple slaves or just by themselves. Also are you using a flash synced to your camera or is it rf or cable controlled? Sorry for all the noob questions!
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WOW... those are your first time shots?
Niceeeeee

Keep them coming bro.... those are some real beauties
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