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May 22, 2008
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Mike
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I sometimes try to catch my fish on the move as I think it
makes the pics a little more interesting, here's a few attempts...

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May 22, 2008
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Amazing quality of pics (as usual!) /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

The clown acting for the camera made me laugh.

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May 22, 2008
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fantastic shots, any tips on what camera setting you used? All livestock looked spot on /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

May 22, 2008
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Man those pics are just unbelievably good /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> How do you get your camera to focus!?

Are they C. haraldschultzi?

May 22, 2008
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Look like Sterbae to me /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

May 22, 2008
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QUOTE(Eyrie @ May 22 2008, 08:45 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
The clown acting for the camera made me laugh.

"Oh no he's looking. Quick, play dead!" /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Corys are indeed C. sterbai and Mike's Platydoras (talking cat) can also be found here.

Brilliant set of pictures again mate. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

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May 22, 2008
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I forgot to add, who needs planet catfish when we have such fantastic photography like this. Great pics Mike. I have a Fuji finepix S5500, any tips?

May 22, 2008
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Just tried a new technique and it seems to have come out alright. It's not there yet, but it's getting better /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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May 22, 2008
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QUOTE(Richy @ May 22 2008, 10:04 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I forgot to add, who needs planet catfish when we have such fantastic photography like this. Great pics Mike. I have a Fuji finepix S5500, any tips?

Thanks for the kind compliments folks, much appreciated.
As Matt will verify i'm a bit of a camera nut and I just like
sharing pics and looking at other folks photos and fish.

Richy the fugi is a great camera and you should be able to get
good pics of your fish with it, (I had a finepix S7000)
Thing about fish photography is getting as much light into
the tank as possible and use the flash (diffused) this will
help freeze the fish as will a fast aperture ( shutter speed)
DOF is determined by F stops, low F stop will focus more on
the fish and less on the background, it will also need more
light and a faster shutter speed. A higher F stop will have
the opposite effect, These settings are for manual. (M on the dial)

Try this on your S5500...

Put the camera on CAF (continuous auto focus)
iso 100
Flash on (diffuse with tissue paper if you are getting flash back)
Macro on (flower symbol)
Tank lights on, room light off

See how that goes mate, if you need any more help just shout.
Ps... practise on large slow moving fish if possible,
it's also a good idea to focus on something in the tank,
rock/ornament and wait for the fish to swim by.
Cheers Mike.

May 22, 2008
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QUOTE(dunc @ May 22 2008, 11:37 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just tried a new technique and it seems to have come out alright. It's not there yet, but it's getting better /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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Nice pic Dunc, what new technique did you use?

May 22, 2008
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QUOTE(Richy @ May 22 2008, 11:04 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I forgot to add, who needs planet catfish when we have such fantastic photography like this. Great pics Mike. I have a Fuji finepix S5500, any tips?

I have the Finepix S8000 which settings do you use? (one of the best pic for fish i got for now is the one in the thread sick CT)

May 22, 2008
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Dunc's new technique obviously didn't involve resizing pics correctly /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

Ps - I can verify, Mike is a bit of a camera nut! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Edit - What a pair of donuts. We didn't have the picture re-sizing function on the forum enabled. Sorted now! /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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May 22, 2008
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Nice shots Mike...very clear and I love that Irwini...its cute...Cheers and thanks for sharing:)

May 23, 2008
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QUOTE(Mike @ May 23 2008, 12:43 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the kind compliments folks, much appreciated.
As Matt will verify i'm a bit of a camera nut and I just like
sharing pics and looking at other folks photos and fish.

Richy the fugi is a great camera and you should be able to get
good pics of your fish with it, (I had a finepix S7000)
Thing about fish photography is getting as much light into
the tank as possible and use the flash (diffused) this will
help freeze the fish as will a fast aperture ( shutter speed)
DOF is determined by F stops, low F stop will focus more on
the fish and less on the background, it will also need more
light and a faster shutter speed. A higher F stop will have
the opposite effect, These settings are for manual. (M on the dial)

Try this on your S5500...

Put the camera on CAF (continuous auto focus)
iso 100
Flash on (diffuse with tissue paper if you are getting flash back)
Macro on (flower symbol)
Tank lights on, room light off

See how that goes mate, if you need any more help just shout.
Ps... practise on large slow moving fish if possible,
it's also a good idea to focus on something in the tank,
rock/ornament and wait for the fish to swim by.
Cheers Mike.

thx for your guideline Mike...I got some decent pics... HERE! (they're still loading )
btw how can you use tissue paper to diffuse the flash?

May 23, 2008
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Mervyn that's a Platydoras costatus, a much smaller cousin of M. irwini. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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May 23, 2008
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Ahhhh...cool...looks like the baby Irwinis that I see at the LFS...anyway thanks for the clarification Matt...Cheers /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

QUOTE(Matt @ May 23 2008, 07:53 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mervyn that's a Platydoras costatus, a much smaller cousin of M. irwini. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

May 23, 2008
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QUOTE(Malti @ May 23 2008, 12:51 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
thx for your guideline Mike...I got some decent pics... HERE! (they're still loading )
btw how can you use tissue paper to diffuse the flash?

Nice shots Malti, love the frog.
btw to diffuse with tissue paper, tape it lightly to the flash,
to tight and it may over heat, you can also use clear masking tape
found at most DIY stores, hope that helps bud.

Thanks for the comments Mervyn, I see Matt has id'ed the fish.

May 23, 2008
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No worries mate....Cheers:)

QUOTE(Mike @ May 23 2008, 08:24 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the comments Mervyn, I see Matt has id'ed the fish.

May 23, 2008
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Really Liked these

Hoplo(love the "suspended effect"
1 1/2 Hoplo and 1/2 a shark

and those frog pics where the easiest...they don't dart around like the fish /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

May 23, 2008
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Thanks for the tip Mike but thats the settings I actually use. I think my problem is i try to get a FULL macro shot of the individual. I won't post pics here as i'm going to start in the gallery later anyway /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
I used to have Clown Loach's and one of mine used to come to the front and turn upside down too, such charactors but these days i prefer sidthimunki's, as matt has seen /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />
I might post my webcam link over the weekend, 4 cams /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

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