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Playing with the camera again
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Re: Playing with the camera again
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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 11:21:55 PM »
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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 05:40:50 AM »
I am not sure that you can qualify for the "playing with camera" category, you have taken some very nice pics there.  Your ricordias don't look very happy, I think they want to move to my tank ;).
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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 06:53:23 AM »
Thanks guys.  :)

I need the ricordias to grow out some more and fill in the "little garden" then it will be time to start fragging them.

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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 07:55:53 AM »
Great pictures!
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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 08:11:32 PM »
Thanks for the compliments!  Here are a few more:

















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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 07:28:58 AM »
How about a little background on the camera your using, lighting, etc.  That could be helpful for some of us that have a bit of trouble with tank pics.
Let me know when its time to thin the ricordias, I may be able to take a couple off your hands.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 09:55:10 PM »
Believe it or not I am using an old point an dshoot camera.  It is a Konical Minolta DiMAGE Z10, which is 2.3 megapixels with an 8X optical zoom.  Minolta quit making cameras a while back so that should tell you how old it is.  ;)

All of the pictures, except for the Florida Ricordias, are taken of my 75 gallon reef tank.  It has a Coralife Aqualight Pro fixture over it with 2 X 150 watt MH and 2 X 96 watt PC actinics.  The rics are in a 40 gallon with 4 X 39 watt T5 lighting without individual reflectors, Nova Extreme fixture.

The only adjustments I make to the pictures, besides resizing them, is an auto levels correction in a program called Fireworks.  I do not mess with any lightness, contrast, RGB values, histograms or anything like that as all of that stuff just confuses me.

I will be sure to let you know when some rics are ready for a new home.

If you have any other questions just let me know.

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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 02:23:19 PM »
Again, nice pics!
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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008, 08:38:33 PM »
Thanks again.  :)

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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2009, 09:54:17 AM »
WoW amazing. Only if a Rober new what to take.
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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2009, 09:27:09 PM »
Luckily I live out in the middle of the woods with a couple of loud dogs so the chances of a robber sneaking up on the house are pretty slim.  :)

Glad you liked the pictures.

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Re: Playing with the camera again
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2009, 12:08:15 PM »
so middle of the woods you say. =)

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