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Old Jan 17, 2011, 6:38 PM   #11
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Well, if it is swimming around scooping up plankton, probably it is not a deep sea inhabitant - I have no idea what it is. There are a lot of weird things in the sea. It has been years since I have been there - they had nothing like it at that time.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:25 PM   #12
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I know I visited it once years ago, but don't remember much about it. It's worth a visit if you are ever down this way. I'd like to return again, but perhaps not on a Sunday. It got very crowded by the afternoon (hint, arrive about when it opens).
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 6:40 AM   #13
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What a great series - color & lighting handled so well, and such fascinating subjects!

Next time you need to try them with your fisheye lens!!
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 7:49 AM   #14
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Great shots!...you would think you were in there with them.I really like the eel and the pipefish...yep..they are my favorites.
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 11:24 AM   #15
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Can't wait till my 'new' K5 arrives to go to an aquarium.

(ps the replacement should arrive end this week, or beginning next week)
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 12:10 PM   #16
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#2 and #6 are my favourites. #6 is obvious (what a nice "ugly face") and I like that "watching each other" feeling in #2.

For me the thick glass in an aquarium is the challenge - it works as kind of a lense and causes distortions which often confuse me.

Thanks for sharing these images!

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Old Jan 19, 2011, 3:58 PM   #17
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Very nice set indeed. Really makes me want that K5.
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wow, very nice aquarium series.
basically not really notice about the noise.
Like the seahorse, even with ISO 12800
Thanks for sharing
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 7:18 PM   #19
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Thanks for the compliments! I've been without phone reception or internet for the past 2 days, so this is the first time I've had a chance to answer. I wasn't camping, just too cheap to pay $10/day (or $4/hour) for internet.

Ronny, the K5 with the DA35 macro was a very good combination here. The funny thing is that I had some AF issues in low light with this combination at the house, but had good AF at the aquarium, and there were times when the AF light came on. Shooting in a facility like this is always a challenge and the number of keepers is lower than normal, no matter what camera I'm using.

I never thought about using the fish-eye, but it would have been a good choice also. Wish I had thought of it - I sometimes have metering problems with it and the K5, my camera tends to be "hotter" than I'm used to, so I keep it at -.3 but it's hotter still with the 10-17. I've only used it outdoors, but I think I need about a Ev-1.0 with it much of the time.
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