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Old Oct 20, 2007, 6:14 PM   #1
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After procrastinating for a few years I finallymade itto the aquarium. Taking photo'sthere is extremely challanging as this was my first attempt. The acrylic is scratched up pretty bad, There's a thousand kids and fingerprints everywhere. In hindsight I should have brought a rag to wipe finger prints with. For camera settings I found the highest ISO you can use 800 or higher is a must becausea lot of areas are no flash areas. Metering varies, I used AWB and shot in JPEG (EXIF in photo's). I brought two lenses, a 50 f1.7 and a 28 f2. I preffered the 50 for mostsituations but as you can see five are with the 28. A fast lens is a must butwith the fish in the brighter aquariums or slower fishyou can close down your aperture.

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Old Oct 20, 2007, 6:16 PM   #2
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Another fish sorry I dont remember thetype of the fish they were.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 6:17 PM   #3
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Another fish. Anyone care to tell us what species they are?
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 6:19 PM   #4
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This was one of the aquariums. The colors are beyond description.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 6:20 PM   #5
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This fish was the brighest yellow fish I've ever seen. He was right up against the glass
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 6:23 PM   #6
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This thing was amazing. It looked exactly like the seaweed growing in the tank.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 9:04 PM   #7
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Oops. Guess I should have posted in the underwater digital photo's section.
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 10:47 PM   #8
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I dunno Mike, they look like wildlife to me. You did a mightly fine job given all the hurtles you had to jump. They are beautiful and sharp. Nothing like a fast lens for low light. What 50mm lens and camera were you using because it did a nice job for you? And was that the Monteray Bay Aquarium?

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great shots mike! i love aquarium photography. the first shot is a catalina goby. the second fish is a squirrel fish i think. the 3rd one is a parrot fish. not sure about the 5th fish. i need to pay a visit to that aquarium again. thanks for posting

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Thanks for you replies.

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I was using a Konica Minolta 5D with a Minolta 50 1.7 and a Minolta 28 f2 lens. The aquarium is located in Long Beach.
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