Newest photos from the reef...

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Sharkbait, Apr 25, 2004.

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    I picked up a new starfish, an "ornate brittle star" the other day, and it motivated me to get some new shots of the tank. As I was snapping away at the starfish, my peppermint shrimp decided to be a ham and sneak his way into a couple of the shots.


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    Forgot to mention...

    -These were shot with the 300D and +7 closeup filters

    -Canon speedlite 550EX flash

    -The starfish's arm is about half the thickness of pencil--the 'spines' alongside its arm are about 4-5mm.

    :mrgreen:
     
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    So do you eat a peppermint shrimp after you eat lots of sea food or what?
     
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    Wow. That's a beautiful star, Shark. Those close-up filters can be tricky. I think these turned out well. I thought it was bigger and was wondering why you had such a short DOF.
     
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    Smaaatassss!

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    Good to see you again K! Howya been?! I was just getting ready to email you in a little bit here.
     
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    Yeah the closeups kill your DOF. You really have to pick and choose what you want to focus on, especially at the far end of the zoom range. Works great for stuff like this though. Problem is getting the stuff close enough to the tank wall to get it in range. With all the closeups stacked, I've got about 6 or 8 inches to get much of anything.
     
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    Some one around here has to be smart. :bigangel:

    I'm pretty good.... Graduation T- One month! YEAH! yeah but the sad think is I took a lone out yesterday for college... man.. 18 and in debts.. that sucks!

    But way to much about me already... These picts are great. I love seeing your stuff. :)
     
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    Love the colors and the sharpness...technical details require Shark :)
     
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    All of em shot with my Canon 300D with the kit lens (18-55mm). I use a +7 closeup filter (+1, +2, +4 stacked). Actually these were shot on full auto mode running with my Speedlite 550EX flash unit. In PS I adjusted the colors a bit to more accurately match reality (the flash tends to wash colors out a tiny bit when going through the water column). I also did a 3-step USM process to sharpen slightly. All shot from a tripod.

    Beyond that, the really technically difficult part is shooting through the glass of the tank wall. This is through 5/8" thick tempered glass. Tough to control focus, flash-bounce, etc.
     

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