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Blazer88
01-24-2007, 05:07 PM
I thought I would make a thread where I can toss some random shots that I take. I don't think I've posted any of these on here yet. Enjoy!

New fish shots:

My new Starry Blenny:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Fish/IMG_5190.jpg

Yasha:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Fish/IMG_4586.jpg

I'm sure I haven't posted a clown picture yet, lol:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Fish/IMG_5101.jpg

I like how just his face is in focus:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Fish/IMG_5057.jpg

A bowl of apples....actually, it's a Florida Ricordia :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5247.jpg

Mushroom reaching for light in a cave:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_4748.jpg

Blazer88
01-24-2007, 05:09 PM
Here are some new Zoa shots.

I was down to 1 polyp of these blues after a PH swing, they are slowly starting to come back:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Zoa/IMG_5258.jpg

Fire and Ice:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Zoa/IMG_5256.jpg

Don't know the name but they are bright and pretty:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Zoa/IMG_5255.jpg

Don't know the name;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Zoa/IMG_5248.jpg

No idea (can you tell I'm not big on names?)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Zoa/IMG_5245.jpg

Blazer88
01-24-2007, 05:10 PM
Last ones for now. I don't think I've ever tried to get shots of my cleaner shrimp before. Here he is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Inverts/IMG_4550.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Inverts/IMG_4596.jpg

spongebob lover
01-24-2007, 05:13 PM
wwouu dood very nice :D .
those don't know the name zoos are really nice, once they start spreading all over ..........please save me a frag, the same for the ones with the blue and green skirts :p:D .

balogh03
01-24-2007, 05:48 PM
Very nice man. I idalize your camera skills.

-augustus

JRBear5658
01-24-2007, 07:19 PM
Blazer88 what type of camera are you using?

JR

Blazer88
01-24-2007, 07:31 PM
I should put that in my signature, lol. It's a Rebel XT w/100mm F/2.8 macro lens.

CarlaW
01-24-2007, 08:16 PM
Very nice man!!!!!:D

spongebob lover
01-24-2007, 09:34 PM
I should put that in my signature

LMBO!!!:lol:.

kendog261
01-25-2007, 09:11 PM
Sweet photos cant wait to get a better macro lens

Krish
01-25-2007, 09:13 PM
Nice pics man!! I'm with Kendog:D

spongebob lover
01-25-2007, 09:20 PM
Nice pics man!! I'm with Kendog


pfff you're gonna take macro's of what ??? your food? a bumble bee??:p

Krish
01-25-2007, 09:23 PM
pfff you're gonna take macro's of what ??? your food? a bumble bee??



LOL! My skimmer works though:lol:
http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22462

Sorry for the hijack:D

spongebob lover
01-25-2007, 09:27 PM
Krish farting in the tank doesn't count :lol: .

sorry dood !! i better shut up or Krish won't help me with my skimmer :p:lol:

Blazer88
01-28-2007, 02:35 PM
Here's a new of of the Starry Blenny. He is starting to come out more and more and seems to be getting comfortable in the tank. Sure is a cute little fella.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Fish/IMG_5265.jpg

CarlaW
01-28-2007, 02:38 PM
That's neat!!!! What do you think he is trying to tell us?

Krish
01-28-2007, 03:47 PM
Great shot man! That would make a nice avitar:)

Sushi Reef
01-28-2007, 08:51 PM
hey blazer those are great shots.

i'm looking into an XTi
how do you like the XT?
is the grip small?
i grabbed the XTi and did not feel comfortable.
also.. you are touching these up in photoshop?
what are you doing to them in there? (espec. the shrooms in the cave)

tike
01-28-2007, 10:26 PM
Super Shots!! You are a real pro at this!

Blazer88
01-28-2007, 11:19 PM
hey blazer those are great shots.

i'm looking into an XTi
how do you like the XT?
is the grip small?
i grabbed the XTi and did not feel comfortable.
also.. you are touching these up in photoshop?
what are you doing to them in there? (espec. the shrooms in the cave)

I have really been enjoying the XT, I'm sure the XTi is just as good of a camera. I am looking to upgrade though to maybe the 30D (5D if I'm lucky, we'll see) since I want something that is going to be a little more durable. I have some vacations planned and will be doing extensive travel and want the magnesium body and higher ISO performance. The XT feels good in my hands but is a little on the small side, I quickly got used to it though. And every picture I post is processed in photoshop. I adjust the levels, do color correction, sharpening if needed (the 100mm is a razor sharp lens), crop, and a few other tricks. Thanks for the comments everyone!

Blazer88
01-29-2007, 12:36 AM
He sure is a lazy fish:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Fish/IMG_5301.jpg

Sushi Reef
01-29-2007, 04:42 AM
I have really been enjoying the XT, I'm sure the XTi is just as good of a camera. I am looking to upgrade though to maybe the 30D (5D if I'm lucky, we'll see) since I want something that is going to be a little more durable. I have some vacations planned and will be doing extensive travel and want the magnesium body and higher ISO performance. The XT feels good in my hands but is a little on the small side, I quickly got used to it though. And every picture I post is processed in photoshop. I adjust the levels, do color correction, sharpening if needed (the 100mm is a razor sharp lens), crop, and a few other tricks. Thanks for the comments everyone!

maybe i missed it but what brand 100mm are you using?
i too am planning long travels and wanted a decent DSLR for it.
i LOVE the feel of a 30 or 20D in my hands.... nothing beats it... i might just have to splurge.

a 5D would be a dream, haha ... let me know if you know of any good spots to pick up any camera mentioned above.



. I adjust the levels, do color correction,

LOL thats like 40 million diff. things right there.
:razz:

Blazer88
01-29-2007, 08:43 AM
I will actually get my next camera from Costco just because of their return policy, you can return anything anytime. I can get a 30D/5D and then return it to upgrade when I want. I used my last Kodak camera for nine months before I returned it and got my XT :) Oh, the 100mm F/2.8 is the Canon version.

Snappy
02-06-2007, 09:37 PM
Wow great pics. I love that blenny:D

JRBear5658
02-06-2007, 09:56 PM
What kodak camera did you have
JR

Blazer88
02-06-2007, 11:57 PM
I had a Kodak DX7590. It was an ok camera for point and shoot but didn't have RAW which I consider a necessity. Here are some new ones:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Zoa/IMG_5505.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Zoa/IMG_5496.jpg

dragoneggs
02-07-2007, 12:07 AM
What ISO, f, and shutter do typically shoot?

I have the same lens! Excellent!

Blazer88
02-07-2007, 12:58 AM
I generally use ISO 100, F/8-16'ish, and a shutter of 1/4 to 5 seconds depending on light (I use aperture priority).

Blazer88
02-08-2007, 10:10 PM
Here are a few more.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5531.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5543.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5542.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5552.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5555.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5575.jpg

Blazer88
02-08-2007, 10:11 PM
And this one is probably the strangest picture I have ever taken, it's my monti cap through an air bubble coming up from the LR.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/rparchen/Fish%20Tank/Other%20Corals/IMG_5580.jpg

brady816
02-08-2007, 10:12 PM
can someone wipe the drool off of my lip :) nice pics thats just crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Pikachu
02-09-2007, 03:08 AM
Hey Blazer, that last picture of the monti is freaking sweet! its wierd but very cool! Nice yumas of course;).

spongebob lover
02-09-2007, 10:56 AM
And this one is probably the strangest picture I have ever taken, it's my monti cap through an air bubble coming up from the LR.



wwoouu dood ... it looks kewl .

CarlaW
02-09-2007, 11:03 AM
That would have been a good what is this thread.:D :D

Kraut!
02-09-2007, 12:20 PM
My guess is... It's a ball bearing on Mars.

Those are some friggen sweet shots

Snappy
02-10-2007, 01:07 AM
Sweet Pics Man. Wow!!!!!!

lavenderfish
02-10-2007, 01:24 AM
:D WOW Great photos!

spongebob lover
02-10-2007, 01:26 PM
you know you should quit your job and just take pictures :D...you do a heck of a job seriously dood :)

Blazer88
02-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Somehow I don't think it would pay the same, lol. It's a great side hobby though. I have been working with multiple companies now to sell them images for marketing/packaging stuff, so I'm getting a little something back. All of which of course goes into new camera gear :D

edwing206
02-20-2007, 02:49 PM
any new pics?

shallowreef
02-20-2007, 03:12 PM
I like the pics don't get me wrong but i am more concerned as to where you get the livestock from? Because lets face it, what we're all really looking at is all the beautiful pieces of coral you have. So i'd like to know where you get them from because i want some!

Always a pleasure seeing your work!