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  1. maxalmon

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    This guy is a character. Took me a while to finally capture him as he's ultra fast and never sits in one place for more than 1-2 seconds.
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    Great shot.
    Lovely colours and details.
     
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    Thanks,...

    Really difficult shot as he's a dark blue and likes to hide in rockwork. Very elusive and rarely will you every see a full body shot. Normal behavior is to find a tiny hole and then all you see is the head sticking out and as soon as he senses movement, he ducks for cover...
     
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    Another shot from my tank tonight.
    Orange and green cloves (clavularia polyp) This is a rare color morp, most are are a blah brownish color and this one is having some issues as the green is dead on, but the tips are usually a metalic, neon orange. I just changed bulbs on the tank and it's causing some issues with coral colors.
    You guys think photography lighting is difficult, try a full blown reef tank!
    Polyp size is about .5"
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    nice shot did i see this one RC?
     
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    A fellow RC'er.....Yeah thats me....small world...lol
     
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    Lets see if anyone can spot the issue with the image of the clove polyps, this will be fun to see who's got the "eye"....
     
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    i already read your RC post so i wont give it away lol
     
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    you'll have to look a little harder, didn't give it away on RC and most people won't "see" the issue. Doesn't have anything to do with color... hint hint..
     
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    hmm could it be that the point of sharpness is not perfectly in the centre of the coral, but rather slightly out from that point?

    Great shooting in both cases, definatly not easy considering that you don't have flash (if I remember right you don't use flash) and are using abient light - even if you have nifty lighting setups ;).
     
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    Great captures.
    Love the fish..awsome details.
     
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    I should have adjusted my center of focus, these polyps are just so tiny and even with the live view and digital zoom preview.

    But thats not it...

    I was playing with the trial version of NX2 and made a HUGE mistake while editing this image...
     

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