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Old Jul 19, 2007, 7:27 PM   #1
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Took these at the Newport Aquarium last week. Shot these through the glass with the 50mm f/1.7 and the DL. Based on available light, I was only able to capture slow moving fish. The colorful saltwater fish unfortunately were too active!

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Old Jul 19, 2007, 10:39 PM   #2
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These are good - how dark was the aquarium? We went to the Monterey aquarium several years ago when I had the F717 and I got quite a few keepers. This past winter (can't remember if I had the K100 or just the DS) we went to the Long Beach aquarium but it was much darker inside. Even the ones I kept were marginal - I was disappointed. Hopefully we'll visit Monterey again this year, it's so much fun to visit.
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Old Jul 19, 2007, 10:51 PM   #3
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Very nice images, jelpee. It's a shame you couldn't get the saltwater ones.

I agree, Harriett. The Monterey Aquarium is great. We usually go in August when my brother goes to the races. We've been quite a few times.

I also love to go to the Mexican restaurant on the water (south of the aquarium) and watch the sea otters in the water. I'm not sure if I like San Diego or Monterey better. Too bad I live in New Hampshire now. I could do some more visits to help me decide!
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Old Jul 19, 2007, 11:45 PM   #4
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Well done, that pirhana looks dangerous.
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Old Jul 20, 2007, 2:58 AM   #5
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Jay, two great shot's

I've have only been once to an aquarium with my cam, and found the lighting extremely difficult.

Realy love the scalare [don't know the english name ]

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mtngal wrote:
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These are good - how dark was the aquarium?
The ambient light in the aquarium was rather dim and the tanks themselves were illuminated with fluorescent lighting (I think). I was using a rubber hood on my lens which I pressed up against the glass. It not only held the camera steady but also eliminated all reflections. The down side was that I could only point the camera straight (90 degrees to the glass)!

Thanks for the comments all! Jay
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i used the same set up on my ds at our aquarium
and can agree with how hard it was to take the faster moving fish
and depth of field was very shallow and they would move in and out of focus to quick
plus the colours were off due to the artificial lighting

these to photos have worked well for you
i hope you did get more like these
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Nice shots. I was at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta a year ago and it is hard to get good shots because of low light and fast fish. But these came out nice. Thanks for posting.

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