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Old 01/10/2008, 01:37 AM
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I thought this was a cool pic...

took this the other day, came out pretty nice considering i just really got started. this is a close-up pic of my bright yellow fiji brain. maybe if this goes over well i'll consider posting my other couple I snapped - based on what I've seen in here so far there are some nice corals and pics everyone has.



Please let me know what you think. Thanks!
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:31 AM
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Holy crap that is an epic picture
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Old 01/10/2008, 03:47 AM
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I'd post the others also regardless of what others think. I appreciate you even sharing pics and your passion for photography, thats what this hobby is about. Nice pic!
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:54 AM
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Great textures and cool colors. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01/10/2008, 09:18 AM
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very nice picture, interesting DOF. im sure i speak for lots here in saying we would love to see the whole coral ...
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:12 PM
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yeah hat just seems an amazing shot to me as well!
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:42 PM
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hybridgenius - you talked me into it - I'll put up the others tonight.

fatrip, thanks! What is DOF by the way? Whole coral coming tonight. It's the nicest brain I've ever had - not lost any color.

Phyl - I agree. The textures on the bumps at the bottom are what got me.

breutus - okay good. So it wasn't just me. Surprised it came out so good, first shot with my macro lens. Thanks.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:04 PM
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can't wait to see the coral as a whole. DOF is Depth of Field, not sure if you know what it means but if you dont, it means what is in focus and how far back things are in focus. it is cool becsue you got the front in focus...the little bumps, and then the is a line where the coral goes back under it self that isnt in focus and then some of the tenticals and flesh under the tenticals are in focus. that is why i said it looks so neat. by the way what camera and lense are you using?? thanks
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:15 PM
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That is an absolutely amazing picture. More, more, more, more!!!!!
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:17 PM
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hey where are the pics...lol...its gotta be like 8 something over there. aighty i guess ill see them in the am.
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:12 AM
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awesome pic sean!

i told u that was a sweet shot the more and more i look at it... it gets even cooler lookin

share ur other ones i know you must have a few!

that brain is a really cool brain ive scene it in person many times
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Old 01/11/2008, 01:33 AM
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can't wait to see the coral as a whole. DOF is Depth of Field, not sure if you know what it means but if you dont, it means what is in focus and how far back things are in focus. it is cool becsue you got the front in focus...the little bumps, and then the is a line where the coral goes back under it self that isnt in focus and then some of the tenticals and flesh under the tenticals are in focus. that is why i said it looks so neat. by the way what camera and lense are you using?? thanks
here it is. it was hard to get a really good pic due to the angle it's placed at, but you get the idea. the pic was taken on the right back-side (out of view) which is the side of my tank. that's some serious close up of those tenticles. whew.



hey thanks for the explanation, had no idea what it was until now. i really agree with everyone, the more i check it out the better it gets. so, i have to give all the credit to the camera really - it does all the work. it's a Canon Digital Rebel XT SLR and the macro is Canon ef 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (whatever all that means), oh forgot to add Ultrasonic too. okay still more confusing. as you can see i know nothing. lol. haha.
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Old 01/11/2008, 01:39 AM
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That is an absolutely amazing picture. More, more, more, more!!!!!
Thanks a bunch really!!!

alright, check these out. i'm kinda not sure about a couple of them right off the bat. let's see which ones you guys don't like quite as much first before i say anything.













thanks!!
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:35 AM
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hey ya great pics that brain is very very cool lookin. with the DOF you can make it deeper aka get more of the coral in focus, if you bump up the F stop setting. play around with the F stop, also called apature, the smaller the number the larger the apature whole opens and the less DOF you get, so inturn the larger the fstop number the smaller the apature whole gets and you get a larger DOF. as you are doing this you will have to use a tripod becuase you will have to drop the shutter speed realy low in some shots. also you can bump the ISO up to compinssate for some it as well. You can also use the setting on the camera called AV it is apature priority which should put more of the coral in focus for you.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:49 AM
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wow!!! the closeness of those shots are unbelievable.
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