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Old May 14, 2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Old May 15, 2012, 7:18 AM   #2
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Those are fun, Steven. How did you get a photo (#5) of a real estate agent I once dealt with?

Can you get close enough to clean the glass? That would be helpful I think.

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Those are fun, Steven. How did you get a photo (#5) of a real estate agent I once dealt with?

Can you get close enough to clean the glass? That would be helpful I think.

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Hmmmmmmmmmm... I wasn't aware my first wife went into real estate. Good to know.

I was going to ask if those discus were yours until my first wife's image came up. Aquarium photos are not as easy as one would think. LOTS of reflection, refraction, and smudges to deal with. You did pretty darn good, though.
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Thanks guys. Didn't realize that you both were personally acquainted with #5. (When I shot the sharks, I had in mind some lawyer jokes. LOL)

I haven't shot too many aquarium shots, but the smudges on the glass are almost an impossible challenge. I'm sure they probably clean them nightly, but with thousands of monthly visitors it is losing battle. I just try to find a spot with a fewer smudges and shoot at an angle so the flash doesn't reflect back into the lens. Other than that, I'm still learning how to shoot such photos. I love to look at aquariums, but it is definitely easier to shoot birds outside than to photograph fish indoors.
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Number 5 was really smiling at you Steven or he had hunger that can also be the reason . My favorite is the last picture.
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Number 5 was really smiling at you Steven or he had hunger that can also be the reason . My favorite is the last picture.
Thanks for looking and commenting Lordje. The last shot is of Florida Spiney Lobsters.
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I was firstly thinking, dang! Steven has a great salt water tank, then when JAWS showed I thought DANG!!!!!! it ain't Steven's tank but the nut has gone off and done it. Snorkeling with a GW.

Then the smudge comments........ I then knew I had been scammed by some really nice images, I really like the shrimp and lobster.
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I was firstly thinking, dang! Steven has a great salt water tank, then when JAWS showed I thought DANG!!!!!! it ain't Steven's tank but the nut has gone off and done it. Snorkeling with a GW.

Then the smudge comments........ I then knew I had been scammed by some really nice images, I really like the shrimp and lobster.
Thanks Bob. Yep, I'm trying to learn to shoot thru aquarium glass. In my much younger days I was a diver, but age and an ear problem took care of that years ago. Now I just do some periodic snorkeling, but I have no underwater camera equipment.
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Nice set Steven.

The shark and the lobster are my favorite.

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