Fish Takes

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  1. Broder

    Broder Well Known Member

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    Some pics from my tanks....

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    Lemon Tetras from my tetra tank

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    No introduction required

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    Emerald Plec. I see him about as often as I see midnight these days.

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    Rumble in the jungle.

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  3. Broder

    Broder Well Known Member

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    An older pic of this guy.

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    This is slightly enhanced.... Not a new species of uber-schrimpp ja!

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    Hill Stream Loach.... I think? Correct me if I'm wrong

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    My lonesome panda cory. Need to get him some buddies.

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    Wow! Excellent photography and fish!
     
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    Good_Times Kalahari Sandhaai

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    Close-up pics look amazing, did you use a special macro lens?
     
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    Thanks guys. Yeah, for close ups i use either a 105mm macro lens, or a wide angle fish-eye lens.
     
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    Lovely fish and pics @Broder !!
     
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    Love this guy....

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    Surprisingly the BGK loves peas and algae wafers.

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    These corys are like short torpedos... they're as wide as they are tall

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    Just realised that I've wanted to say "these are my favourites" with every pic I've posted

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    KiazerG Sailfin Molly

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    Lovely photos! how do you get the lighting right? I seem to get a yellowing effect (with tank lights on).

    Also the snails in your photo 'rumble in the jungle' look very much like Tarebia granifera, or another species of the Tarebia genus. These are extremely invasive in South Africa (particularly KZN). Others may correct my identification but just worth noting.
     
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    You can set your cameras white balance to the incandescent or fluorescent setting, just experiment with different WB settings till you find one that works for you. I normally correct it in photoshop during RAW conversion.

    No idea on the snails. they came with some plants I think. I'm also curious now...
     
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    Nice pictures and I like the shrimps also. But all your fish seem to be in very good condition and happy. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Good_Times Kalahari Sandhaai

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    Great Angelfish photo, I'm assuming that was with the fish-eye lens. What exposure values and shutter speed did you use?
    My corydoras are very active, so plain aim and shoot cameras can't really capture a still frame without blurring even in sport function.
    Did you switch off the room light when taking the photo's and what colour are you're fish tank lights?
     
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    love the black ghost knife! been looking for one
     
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    Yup, angelfish was taken with the 10.5mm fisheye. I usually use a large aperture like f2.8 to 4, so that i can have a shutter speed of over 100th/sec for moving fish. You can try pushing your ISO values higher to freeze action, but that will obviously cause more grain in your pics. Room lights are usually off, but you must still check for reflections on the tank, such as yourself and the camera. Tank lights are 6500k.

    Thanks Caudelia. They are amazing fish. You do need to choose between it and smaller fish though;-)
     
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    Thanks Gavin, my pleasure.
     
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    Jenn Retired Moderator

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    Don't the Sterbas Cories play with him :p
     
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    Haha.... Yeah, they do play..... I think that most of the time they're too obsessed with food to worry about romance and being lonely though:)
     
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    @Broder he would go in with the angels,
     
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    Reclined and reflecting on the next meal.

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    Hill-billy loach showing off some naughty bits.

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    the detail in that pic is amazing
     
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