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Forum: Soft Coral Keepers 01/08/2008, 03:31 PM
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Posted By luisgo
I used to have a colt that looked like that and...

I used to have a colt that looked like that and it was a nudibranch attack. The small criters live in the base of the coral. You can check that.
Forum: Photography 01/06/2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By luisgo
Helimeda is the main algae in my tank. It is a...

Helimeda is the main algae in my tank. It is a great filter helping maintain nitrates in zero.

Algae in the second last picture is Caulerpa serrulata. The common name is Razor/Saw-tooth Caulerpa....
Forum: Photography 01/05/2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By luisgo
For these photos I used tube #3 and the shooter...

For these photos I used tube #3 and the shooter speed was around 1 second. Speed will depend on the amount of light of the subject. I used a tripod on all photos.

Recently I purchased a set of...
Forum: Photography 12/27/2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By luisgo
Check my two posts with pics to see what you can...

Check my two posts with pics to see what you can do with your Nikon D40.

You have to:

* Clean the glass
* Use a tripod because of long exposures
* Take a lot of pics
* Read a lot and
*...
Forum: Photography 12/21/2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By luisgo
The ebay link is to the tubes I purchased. He is...

The ebay link is to the tubes I purchased. He is from China and it took about two weeks to arrive. The tubes fit perfectly since they are for Nikon but again there is no auto focus or mettering.
Forum: Photography 12/21/2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By luisgo
The problem with the 55-200mm lens is that it...

The problem with the 55-200mm lens is that it doesn’t have macro capabilities. That means that you will not be able to focus on macros.

What I did was purchase a set of macro extension ring set....
Forum: Photography 12/19/2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By luisgo
Here are a couple more shots. ...

Here are a couple more shots.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2087/dsc007120071219sqi5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By luisgon (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/luisgon)
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Forum: Photography 12/19/2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By luisgo
Nikon D40x with extention tubes, getting better

These are the latest pics with my Nikon D40x with macro extention tubes. All are with the 55-200 zoom. I don't have the money for the Nikon 105mm f2.8 AF-S Macro lens..$$$ .. lol..
...
Forum: Photography 12/18/2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By luisgo
Dave, recently I purchased a Nikon D40x but I was...

Dave, recently I purchased a Nikon D40x but I was tempted to get the Olympus because of the “live view” feature. Its nice to see the composition of the photo in the LCD. I have read very good reviews...
Forum: Photography 12/16/2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By luisgo
Sorry if I am posting to many photos but you...

Sorry if I am posting to many photos but you know, my new toy

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6792/dsc004620071216syi9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By luisgon...
Forum: Photography 12/16/2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By luisgo
Some pics of corals with the 18-55mm ...

Some pics of corals with the 18-55mm

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/1889/dsc009720071216syv6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By luisgon (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/luisgon)
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Forum: Photography 12/16/2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By luisgo
Here are some shoots with the extension tubes...

Here are some shoots with the extension tubes number 1 and 2. The problem with the tubes is that the viewfinder is very dark and difficult to focus manually. Also the light metering is a guess.
...
Forum: Photography 12/16/2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By luisgo
Here are some close ups with the 18-55mm zoom....

Here are some close ups with the 18-55mm zoom. They are not macros but I think they are close.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7264/dsc001820071216sbu2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By luisgon...
Forum: Photography 12/16/2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By luisgo
125 Reef with my new Nikon D40x

One month ago I posted some pics of my 125 gallons reef with a Canon point & shoot A630. I was very happy with my camera but decided to upgrade to a DSLR. I purchased a Nikon D40x with a 18-55mm and...
Forum: Photography 12/06/2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By luisgo
Here you will find comments and alternatives for...

Here you will find comments and alternatives for macro lenses for the Nikon D40x.

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00LDjJ
Forum: Photography 11/22/2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,568
Posted By luisgo
Hi: There are some very nice shots and...

Hi:

There are some very nice shots and corals. I love the colors and the way pics improved with the 105 macro.

I just purchased on ebay a Nikon D40x with the regular 18-55 lens. I used to have...
Forum: Photography 11/19/2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By luisgo
I like the anemone hermit, excellent focus and...

I like the anemone hermit, excellent focus and very interesting creature!! Check this one with with a mushroom attached. These are amazing relations!!

Blue leg with mushroom...
Forum: Photography 11/19/2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By luisgo
Here you can see my Canon A630 in action with my...

Here you can see my Canon A630 in action with my Tomato Clown!

http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/7608/img3781spy6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By luisgon...
Forum: Photography 11/18/2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By luisgo
The Canon A630 is a great camera but you need to...

The Canon A630 is a great camera but you need to follow some basic steps to get good photos like in any other camera.

First you need to have basic photography knowledge. Depth of field, shooter...
Forum: Photography 11/17/2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By luisgo
I have a Canon PowerShot a630 point & shot camera...

I have a Canon PowerShot a630 point & shot camera which will cost around $200. If you want to have an idea on the photos check my post here in Reef Central
...
Forum: Photography 11/17/2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By luisgo
There are some comments about the way I hold my...

There are some comments about the way I hold my lights over the tank with the 2X4. I have to say that it is not the best look but there are some advantages. Because of the heat produced by the metal...
Forum: Photography 11/16/2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By luisgo
Thanks for all the comments. I love my photos but...

Thanks for all the comments. I love my photos but I have to say that the chromis is also my favorite. The reflection of the corals in the surface with all the colors is fantastic!

The coral under...
Forum: Photography 11/15/2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By luisgo
Very nice and clean tank. I like the color of the...

Very nice and clean tank. I like the color of the rock. Ready to grow!!
Forum: Photography 11/12/2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By luisgo
Michael, the key to success in my tank is a light...

Michael, the key to success in my tank is a light fish load (5), macroalga filtration in the tank (not the sump), good water flow and lots of live rock. One thing that I did't mention is that I don't...
Forum: Photography 11/11/2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By luisgo
More equipment pics ...

More equipment pics

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2546/img3493stn3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By luisgon (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/luisgon)
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