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MtnDewMan

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Thought I would share a few miscellaneous pictures I recently took ....

My Mandarin ...



My Purple Tang ...



And a few acros under the actinics (getting better at these shots) ...





 

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WOW, great shots! Are taking these with a digital camera?
Is this an acrylic tank or glass?
I haven't been to successful taking closeup shots from my glass tank.

They look awesome.


:shock:
 

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That is one of the best purple tang pics I've seen!
Awesome color, depth, and clarity :crazyeyes:
 

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Taking Close up shots

You have to take it at an angle. Not dead flat, and also not too much angle. We dont want any deflection... Usually I take mine looking kind of down....

You can see on MntDewman's blue tang pic... the flash is in the upper right corner of the pic. So that means he's angle is facing a little bit down and to the right.

Hope this helps.
 

mattseattle

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i figured that part out but i can't get the shutter speed and all on my digital camera set correctly. mine are turning out blurry like i don't have the aperature set right or something.
 

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Great fish pics, Chuck!

If the darn things would only hold still once in a while.... ;)
 

Katchupoy

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matt,

what kind of digital camera and model... probably, you already maxed out the closest object your camera can capture. I have an olympus c3200z and my closest I can get is 8 inches. G2 has 4 inches... these values are in macro mode. Maybe you need to go to macro mode. Another trick i read is to use magnifying lense to enlarge the object. I haven't tried this but sure will soon.

 

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i have an Olympus C-3030 Zoom digital camera. I'll play around with it today to see what i can find out. I have not tried taking close ups reallly.
 

mattseattle

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ok i figured it out - i just have to switch to macro mode then it worked perfectly. actually i have another post to identify a coral of a picture i took using the macro mode.
 

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Matt,

great camera....
I have almost the same (previous post is wrong)... I have c3020z.

And like I said, we have about 8inches macro distance....

Trick.... when you half press the shutter... check if you have the green flashing or not.... if its steady then youre good to go... and also do not extend the lens.... this will only lessen DOF (depth of field)... Always shoot at your maximum resolution and then you can just crop out you dont need....

have fun!!!
 

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yeah it's an awesome camera.....great quality and a ton of features. i only know about 2% of them. i forgot how to even set the macro mode! :)

the trick i have to figure out now is how to get good pictures of the stuff at the top of my tank without letting the metal halides interfere with the color quality and all. ideas?
 

MtnDewMan

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Gordo said:
Do you recall what settings you were using to take the actinic pictures?
I took the ones with actinics with no flash. The exposure was manually set to a -2/3 to -1 on this camera. It is a Canon G2. That's all I remember.
 

Katchupoy

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I envy you Mtndewman, for having a G2. I had a chance to play with it one time and the results of my Olympus against Canon is that Canon's color is more real compared to mine. Olympus have a tint of green.

Very nice camera shot...
 
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