New coral in my tank

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Sharkbait, May 3, 2004.

  1. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,405
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Got a cutting of this from a friend of mine. Snazzy little soft coral. The largest of the feathery 'heads' of this guy are about the size of a dime.


    [​IMG]
     
  2. photobug

    photobug TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Pasco, WA
    Another nice shot John. :)

    I've been meaning to ask you- do you put the front lens ring right against the glass, or do you back off and shoot?
     
  3. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,405
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    It depends. Usually the lens is within an inch or so of the glass, but when I'm shooting the fish, I'm usually going hand-held, so it's back away a bit. It usually depends on where the critter is in the tank. If it's a bit deeper (further back) in the tank, I'll get the camera closer just because my DOF is so short when I put the close-up filters on. I've even gotten a couple shots sitting across the room on the couch with the 300mm zoom. hehe That's good for skittish fish that don't come out when someone's moving in front of the tank.

    Stuff like this shot, though, that was taken with the lens probably an inch or so from the glass.
     

Share This Page