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Ollie77 Aug 1, 2006 7:41 AM


here is a shot I took when I was visiting the Taronga Zoo in Sydney when I was there over the weekend.

Cute little fella was nice enough to look straight at me when I took the shot. I have upped the shadows a fare bit in processing and saturated a little too.

Tell me what you think.

Ollie :)

Mugmar Aug 1, 2006 9:08 AM

Very cool shot:cool:I really like this one. The fish appears to be peering out of a black hole or something:G

One little thing, is it possible to bring out the fins a little bit more without losing the black abyss?


Ollie77 Aug 2, 2006 8:01 PM

G'day there,

I could probably bring them out a little more but I don't think it will make much difference to the shot as they weren't all that prominent in the first place.

Glad that you like it though.

Anyone else like to comment?

Ollie :)

gotta.learn Aug 4, 2006 10:52 PM

I agree with Mugmar. It really is a cool shot!

I love the subject, coloration, positioning (perfectly centered) and that you were able to capture him looking at you at that angle. I also really like how the blackness emphasizes his being suspended in the water.

Nice photo! I would look cool framed and on a wall.

Teree :)

Ollie77 Aug 8, 2006 10:17 AM

G'day all,

sorry for the late reply. You guys are right the blackness gives the shot alot of depth and a sense of murkiness, which was what I was aiming for. The feel of being looked at down the barrel by this tiny little guy who is doing a good impression of a mexican stand off.


Anyway glad that you liked it. I have had a great response over at flickr on it as well. So all good from all over.

Ollie :)

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