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Discussion in 'Aquatic Photography' started by George Farmer, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I have six of these great little fish in my 370 litre (ADA 2009 entry...)

    I was pretty chuffed with this capture using aquarium (low) lighting only.

    Canon 10D, 100mm f/2.8 lens

    I burnt out the black background using PS.

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  2. J House

    J House Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a great shot George. I don't konw which I like better the fish or that wood with all the color. When you say 'low light' what was the light used and what is the rest of the EXIF info.
     
  3. George Farmer

    George Farmer Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks, Mr House.

    Light is 2 x 54w HO T5 over 100 gal. Arcadia Plant Pro and JBL Natur 9000K tubes.

    Ex. bias -1.0, pattern metering, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO 800.
     
  4. aaronnorth

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    Nice shot,
    Have you always had the Canon 10D?
     
  5. George Farmer

    George Farmer Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I've had it about 12 months or so. A hand-me-down from my wife's uncle. I need to upgrade really - 6MP isn't really enough for big photos at 300dpi that PFK need.

    The 5D Mk2 looks very nice and has HD video which will come in handy for future projects.....
     
  6. aaronnorth

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    I knew you were talking about ugrading to something new, and i thought you currently had the 450D (but obviously not!)
     
  7. saintly

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    nice George, personally I'd of just PS curves in the lower regions(darker parts) may of given a more natural feel to the image, but i can see where your coming from.

    BTW i've submitted iamges for magzines with a 10d and they've been fine.allthough a 5d is the way to go IMO.:proud:
     
  8. George Farmer

    George Farmer Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks mate. Sure, I have 5+ photos every month published in PFK, but they're not as big as I'd like. They insist on 300dpi which is only 25cm max.
     
  9. JEK

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    Nice fish.:) I curious on the 370 l tank... Do you have some pics and/or specs?
     
  10. George Farmer

    George Farmer Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Sorry - it's secret until later this year... ;)
     
  11. JEK

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    Okay, I see.:)
     

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