A few updated pics

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by btate617, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Heros sp. 'red shoulders'

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    Hypselecara Temporalis (Chocolate cichlid)

    Female
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    Male and Female
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    And I tradeed out a pair of fish for 3 Thorichthys Meeki (Firemouth cichlid) and 3 Tomocichla Sieboldi. The Sieboldi's are very small about 1/2" so no pics yet, but here is one of the new Meeki.

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    Brian
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    And a mixed shot.

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    Brian
     
  3. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    FANTASTIC pics and gorgeous fish! You really know how to pick them and take pics of them! Great photography.

    I'm so glad you post these pics! It really helps for us "cichlid-lovers" to know which cichlids to put on top of our "want" list.
     




  4. Nate McFin

    Nate McFinWell Known MemberMember

    Nice photos and beautiful fish. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks BB and Nate!

    Brian
     




  6. kacieValued MemberMember

    Awesome new fish. Nice pictures!
     
  7. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    Amazing pics & fish!
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks Kacie and Amanda.

    Brian
     
  9. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Brian. Beautiful fish and great shots! It's always nice to see your photos!
    Ken
     
  10. Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    beautiful! Love the firemouths!!! and your Red Shoulders are looking really nice!
     
  11. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    Beautiful pictures, how do you get the pics to come out so clear?
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks guys.

    DRock for those 10 pictures I took just over 100.


    Brian
     
  13. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    Oh ok, so then there is no easy way...
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Not really....lots of pics for a few good one.

    I will tell you what I normally set my camera at, but keep in mind this changes often, but this is what I usually start with then tweek it as I go.

    ISO-50

    Shutter Speed- I usually start at 1/640. But depending on the tank this may change to 1/40 or 1/1600.

    F-Stop- usually I start at 7.1, but I take some at 2.0 up to 8.0, this is probably the function you will play around with the most.

    Flash I put to -2. If you can't change your flash tape a small piece of tissue over your flash to disfuse it a bit.

    Sometimes I use the macro button sometimes not.

    Take the pic in the biggest format you can this will also help, mine is set on M1 2592x1944 usually. Sometimes 3072x2304 but I like the first one better.

    Hopefully this will help out some!


    Brian
     
  15. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    Do you have an SLR camera? I took photography in high school so I understand what you are saying but I don't think my camera has that many options to tweak. The method I use is to hold the button down half way and follow the fish then snap it. It seems to work good but its not a guarantee and I take the largest picture I can also.
     
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    btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    I have a Canon Power Shot G6, nothing too fancy.

    The only thing I would reccommend is don't follow the fish, focus on one spot and wait for them to come. Those hundred pics I took was about 45 minutes sitting in one place, just changing the focus where the camera was pointing every now and then.

    Brian
     
  17. DRock914

    DRock914Valued MemberMember

    Thanks for the advice, I'll try it out next time I'm taking pictures.
     




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