cory eggs

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Tank Photos' started by Thunder_o_b, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    In another thread kb9plc asked about cory eggs.

    I rummaged through some old film shots from the first days of my entry into high mag macro. The gear was primitive by todays standards. I used a prime 135mm mounted on a Canon AE1, I then reversed mounted a 300mm prime to the 135mm. The light was two 500 watt shop lights, and a high output flashlight. I had to be very careful of the heat from the lights on the aquarium glass. Many of the fry made it to a good size and were given to a very good home.

    I hope you enjoy some of my early efforts into the world of high mag.

    Albino cory eggs.
    1a. The angle and lighting were perfect for this shot. Wish the others were as good. There is a chance that this is an early digital shot, I'm not sure.
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    1b. Film
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    1c. Ready to hatch. Film
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    1d. One left to go. It did hatch. Film.
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    2a. Mama peppered cory, she had three consorts. Possible early digital.
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    2b. Peppered cory ready to hatch. Film.
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    2c. Peppered halfway out. Film.
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    2d. Focus on its tail. I had to shoot wide open so the DOF was very thin. I had to change focus point to see the tail. In the next moment it was free. Film.
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  2. AnthonyC4C

    AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    Nice Shots!
     
  3. OP
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    Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Thank you Anthony :)
     
  4. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Great shots. Thanks for sharing
     
  5. AlanGreene

    AlanGreeneWell Known MemberMember

    Wonderful and very exciting!
     
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    Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Thank you AmazonPassion :)

    Thank you Allen :)
     
  7. kb9plc

    kb9plcWell Known MemberMember

    Awesome shots! Thanks for posting.....I certainly know what to look for now.

    BTW I'm a big fan of macro photography too :)
     
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    Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Thank you kb9plc :)

    The world of the small is endlessly fascinating.