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  •  Caddis Fly (10+ / 0-)

    First: Thank You

    I really don`t Take pictures of my specimens in my tanks.
    What I do is hunt them down & capture them in light.
    I study the patterns of a fish`s paths through the tank & observe where that particular fish will always eventually use that same path.
    I then focus on the distance away from that spot by using a rock at the same distance from the tank front & lock focus.
    I then move to where the fish should eventually pass & try to shoot it when it does.
    In this above shot I could not see the fish yet but knew it would come out at that spot, having studied it.
    So I prefocused & came back to that spot & waited .
    And that`s the shot I got.

    The fish are almost always moving so there`s no way to focus on one.
    If you try, the fish will no longer be there when you click.

    Darkness in the Deep

     BETTA

    I`m already against the next war.

    by Knucklehead on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 09:57:04 PM PDT

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    •  Knucklehead, do you "show" (9+ / 0-)

      your photos? They would make a fantastic display in an art studio. Or some such.

      The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

      by maggiejean on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:03:12 PM PDT

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      •  Maggiejean (6+ / 0-)

        I really wouldn`t have to if I got a dollar from every one who asked me that. Hah
        I have a bit of a problem with my filing.
        I have a few hundred thousand images & I generate more every day.
        I have 7 external drives filled totaling at least 2terabytes.
        I don`t know where half of the shots are except by relying on my fading memory.
        I just located a bunch of display easels for framed images I have & have been seriously thinking about doing a local show.
        I just have to print another batch of 3/4 dozen shots.
        Thank you for the encouraging confidence boost.
        I have thought many times that if anything happened to me, no one would really know anything about these images.

        Wall Sconce

         WALL SCONCE sharp DSCN2895

        In this unusual image an anemone has climbed the back wall of the tank accompanied by its life long partner, a Tomato Clown.

        I`m already against the next war.

        by Knucklehead on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:41:15 PM PDT

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    •  Yes. (8+ / 0-)

      Due diligence and infinite patience. It works and we are the beneficiaries of it. Thank you.

      I do that with some of my insect shots. Set up the tripod and wait. My biggest problem with that is the shadows I want in the background keep changing or disappearing.

      Diaries are funny things Sam. Type one letter and you never know where you might end up. My apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien.

      by Caddis Fly on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 10:14:07 PM PDT

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