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View Diary: Dawn Chorus: Las Aves de América Central, Pt. 1 (76 comments)

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  •  Wow! (5+ / 0-)

    How fantastic! I can't imagine how you managed to pull off a shot like this. So perfect!

    "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid!"

    by Kestrel on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 08:10:28 AM PDT

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    •  Kestrel (6+ / 0-)

      Patience.
      When I go on the hunt, I imagine it`s something like birding photography.
      I move slowly & deliberately into position & get a bit closer & closer.
      Sometimes snap, they`re gone.
      I wait till they come back but I can never be sure they`ll come back to the same opening.
      Eventually I usually get my shot although there are 2 more fish I haven`t captured yet & this is in my little 20 gallon reef.
      I have to keep in mind the reflections from the back wall of the tank & the fact that the fish are in constant motion, changing the depth of field at all times.
      I usually focus on a spot in the tank, lock focus & move to where I believe the fish will swim through.
      When it does, I have a split second to shoot.

      The other thing I noticed is that in all the years I`ve been posting my underwater images, no one has ever commented on the clarity of the water I have to shoot through. That is a very important factor, first for my charges & secondly my photography.
      Thank you

      Sea Urchin with an assortment of corals & a Pink Bubble Tip Anemone beyond.

      Lil Urchin DSCN8464

      I`m already against the next war.

      by Knucklehead on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 09:44:01 AM PDT

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