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Old Dec 1, 2010, 8:11 PM   #1
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Ok so he's not dancing and its not an amazing picture, but i love it, looks like he's dancing and the way the sand particles are falling from his gills as he sifts (he's a blue cheek sand sifting gobie)





Oh and my yellow tang wanted his pic taken too
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Hi Sarah,

This is the 1st post of tropical fish on this forum in quite sometime. And I, for one, think they are great. On the 2nd image, the eyes and nose of the yellow Tang are in focus. the back of the fish is not. You may try adjusting your aperture setting to gain greater depth of field.

Also, much appreciate it if you could jot down the camera and lens used.

Oh, and by the way, welcome to the forum!

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...great shot. I like the yellow best of the tangs and this fellow is really showing off in this composition.

Thanks for sharing

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That little yellow tang looks like he has a personality; cute shot.
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Nice job!

@ Zig - These are tropical fish. They're marine (saltwater) fish. Tropical are freshwater.

I used to keep marine fish but for me they are just tooooo expensive and I hate salt creep. I do have a tropical tank now. Looks like I'll have to submit a few shots of it.
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Nice job!

@ Zig - These are tropical fish. They're marine (saltwater) fish. Tropical are freshwater.

I used to keep marine fish but for me they are just tooooo expensive and I hate salt creep. I do have a tropical tank now. Looks like I'll have to submit a few shots of it.
Hi Gary,

You would think I would know that being as I do a lot of fishing- but I didn't, so, thanks for the lesson.


And yes, do post some fishy pics.

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Hi Sarah,

This is the 1st post of tropical fish on this forum in quite sometime. And I, for one, think they are great. On the 2nd image, the eyes and nose of the yellow Tang are in focus. the back of the fish is not. You may try adjusting your aperture setting to gain greater depth of field.

Also, much appreciate it if you could jot down the camera and lens used.

Oh, and by the way, welcome to the forum!

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The eyes being in focus are important 99% of the time, but having the rest of the subject gently fall out of focus is a common, and often appealing technique. Having everything in the image tack sharp can lead to a very busy and cluttered composition. Why do you think photographers pay big bucks for fast lenses? For just this reason.
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Nice job!

@ Zig - These are tropical fish. They're marine (saltwater) fish. Tropical are freshwater.

I used to keep marine fish but for me they are just tooooo expensive and I hate salt creep. I do have a tropical tank now. Looks like I'll have to submit a few shots of it.
Many marine fish are found in the tropics and are referred to as 'tropical fish'. I live in Hawaii and we have many 'Tropical fish' collectors providing fish for aquariums. The distinction is 'marine' and 'freshwater'. After all, many freshwater fish are not found in the tropics whatsoever.
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Very nice, Sarah...!

I keep thinking of "Finding Nemo"...
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Very nice, Sarah...!
Sarah, I had an aquarium many years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed your photos.

But please be careful of Wizzard here - that Cat loves birds and now we find that he loves fish. Big surprise - neither is likely to be a healthy outcome for the subjects of the photos.

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