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Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:15 pm
by deanmbuna
Nice pictures of the Hara. I have some that are only 2 inches and I am looking forward to seeing them mate in the future. The close-up photos of the teeth are really amazing.

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:09 pm
by GTZ
Thanks guys. :)

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:38 pm
by GTZ
More pics. I'll have some new fish to take pics of next week!
These are photos of a maturing male Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus chewere'. Bonus 'hara' at the end. Click and zoom for full size. Hope you like 'em. ;)

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Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:50 pm
by Razzo
Beautiful work! Does your camera have a full frame sensor?

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:45 pm
by Iggy Newcastle
Holy cow!

What fish are you getting?

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:03 pm
by GTZ
Razzo wrote:Beautiful work! Does your camera have a full frame sensor?

Thanks Russ! I wish it was full frame, unfortunately I like having two arms and two legs, lol. It's a Nikon D3100, with a Yongnuo speedlight which helps tons. I was just drooling over at your peacock/hap thread.
Welcome to the dark side. :D
Iggy Newcastle wrote:Holy cow!

What fish are you getting?

Switching lakes. ;) I'll get some pics up next week sometime once they're settled in. I'm clearing out the 75. :(

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:16 am
by Razzo
GTZ wrote:
Razzo wrote:Beautiful work! Does your camera have a full frame sensor?

Thanks Russ! I wish it was full frame, unfortunately I like having two arms and two legs, lol. It's a Nikon D3100, with a Yongnuo speedlight which helps tons. I was just drooling over at your peacock/hap thread.
Welcome to the dark side. :D


Thanks mate :)

I too still have both arms and legs :lol: Full frame sensor would be nice. Right now, without a flash, I struggle with shutter speed and ISO. My lens only goes down to f/4.5 (a prime lens would help allow more light to come in). Typically, I am stuck with an ISO of 800, f/4.5, and 1/80. It helps turning down the luminance in Adobe Camera RAW. Think I need to invest in a speedylight :wink: I think, I noticed to you are shooting at f/16 or f/20? The flash makes that big of a difference?

Once again, beautiful work! Very inspiring!

Cheers,
Russ

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:12 pm
by GTZ
Thanks Russ. I typically shoot at as small an aperture as I can for a deeper depth of field. One of the best features of the speedlight is the ability to adjust the output. It opens things up quite a lot and I'm free to leave the ISO and aperture where I want them and then adjust the speedlight to (hopefully) create the perfect exposure. Of course the fish don't always cooperate. Because the flash is firing from the top of the aquarium down, fish that are near the surface can be overexposed and conversely, fish that are lower in the aquarium often lead to underexposed shots. I managed to get up around f/32 with the speedlight on full but I think the sharpness starts to go downhill or at least it becomes more difficult to capture properly focused images.
I didn't clean up any of these. :oops:

f/32 ISO400 1/160
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f/3.5 ISO100 1/160 for some depth of field
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Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:44 pm
by Razzo
GTZ wrote:...Because the flash is firing from the top of the aquarium down, fish that are near the surface can be overexposed and conversely, fish that are lower in the aquarium often lead to underexposed shots...


So, you have to find your "sweet spots" too :)

I guess it is time for me to finally get a decent flash :oops:

Love your pics. Thanks for the inspiration!

Russ

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:43 am
by GTZ
New fish! Incredibly difficult to photograph. I think due to them being dark the camera takes forever to focus, by then, they're long gone. Won't sit still for a second. I'll be switching back to an aragonite substrate I think, it's too dark in there. I may try swapping the led fixture for the T5 first.
These guys are around 1.5".

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Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:44 am
by Iggy Newcastle
Oh my. Very nice indeed! I think I agree with you about a substrate change.

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:34 pm
by GTZ
Well, I thought the glass was clean...some new Moliro pics...

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Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:03 pm
by The Cichlid Guy
GTZ wrote:New fish! Incredibly difficult to photograph. I think due to them being dark the camera takes forever to focus, by then, they're long gone. Won't sit still for a second. I'll be switching back to an aragonite substrate I think, it's too dark in there. I may try swapping the led fixture for the T5 first.
These guys are around 1.5".

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Hey, GTZ. Could you tell us about the species pictured in your post? They look gorgeous, and remind me of Tropheus.

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:31 am
by GTZ
Thanks. You're right on the money as far as them being Tropheus, they're sp. 'red' (Moliro).

Re: Some Pics

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:34 am
by Iggy Newcastle
Thanks for sharing these excellent photos! I love the FTS. Lighting is perfect.