Oscars, as not in the grouch, but fish.

QuigleyQuigley Seldom Dropped CameraPosts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
edited May 15, 2004 in People
Since this will be my 1st post here, as I've just stumbled across this site with a little help from my friends, I thought I'd post a couple pic's of my Oscars. Oscars are a fresh water aquarium fish that grow rather large. The scale of this Oscar probably won't show up, but he's (or she) is about 15 inches long. I've been reading some of the help items and using some of the links to gain further knowledge about taking pic's of fish in an aquarium, and thanks to you that have provided that info. It is a challenge to take good pics of fish in aquariums. I'm using a new Canon s500. Any comments would be welcome.

Thanks

Quigs.


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  • fishfish Site Megalodon Posts: 2,950Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2004
    Hiya Quigs! wave.gif

    There are some very good photogs here accomplished at shooting aquariums. I'm sure they'll step forward any moment now.
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
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  • QuigleyQuigley Seldom Dropped Camera Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 26, 2004
    fish wrote:
    Hiya Quigs! wave.gif

    There are some very good photogs here accomplished at shooting aquariums. I'm sure they'll step forward any moment now.
    Hey Fish!

    This is a really cool site! Lot to learn! And another addiction!
  • cletuscletus Master of Craposition Posts: 1,929Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2004
    Hiya Quigs wave.gif

    Those are some good lookin' fish!

    Be sure to let us know how you like your S500.
  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,418Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2004
    Quigley wrote:
    Since this will be my 1st post here, as I've just stumbled across this site with a little help from my friends, I thought I'd post a couple pic's of my Oscars. Oscars are a fresh water aquarium fish that grow rather large. The scale of this Oscar probably won't show up, but he's (or she) is about 15 inches long. I've been reading some of the help items and using some of the links to gain further knowledge about taking pic's of fish in an aquarium, and thanks to you that have provided that info. It is a challenge to take good pics of fish in aquariums. I'm using a new Canon s500. Any comments would be welcome.

    Thanks

    Quigs.



    I don't know anything about taking photos in an aquarium, but here is one of the first photos I took with mu camera. That's me caught in the refection.
  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,418Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2004
    Here is one more taken on the same day.]
  • fishfish Site Megalodon Posts: 2,950Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2004
    Monterey Bay Aquarium. thumb.gif
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2004
    Hello, Quigley. wave.gif

    I hope Seamaiden drops by - she's on a website with a gang of other people who fill aquariums and then shoot them. I gather they've developed an exeprtise.
    Sid.
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,315Administrators moderator
    edited April 26, 2004
    fish wrote:
    Monterey Bay Aquarium. thumb.gif
    Great place!

    Here's Dale Chihuly's version of a Jelly.

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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2004
    Wow! bowdown.gif
    Sid.
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  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,418Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 27, 2004
    ian408 wrote:
    Great place!

    Here's Dale Chihuly's version of a Jelly.
    Gee that looks familar. rolleyes1.gif
  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,418Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 27, 2004
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,315Administrators moderator
    edited April 27, 2004
    If you get the chance, Chihuly has an exhibit at the Bellagio in Vegas.

    He's an interesting fellow. I don't think he blows glass anymore (he's blind
    in one eye). For a time, you could see him or some of the artists working
    with him at the Crucible Cafe in downtown Seattle.

    Nice shot!

    Ian
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,315Administrators moderator
    edited April 27, 2004
    Sam wrote:
    And One more.
    I like this one!

    Ian
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  • QuigleyQuigley Seldom Dropped Camera Posts: 7Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 27, 2004
    wxwax wrote:
    Hello, Quigley. wave.gif

    I hope Seamaiden drops by - she's on a website with a gang of other people who fill aquariums and then shoot them. I gather they've developed an exeprtise.

    Hey Waxy!

    I was over on the 'reef' web site yesterday, and it was incredible what they are doing with salt-water stuff. Absolutely amazing! I've only got fresh water and is pretty plain as compared to salt water. Anyway, there was some good info there about taking pic's of aquariums.



    And Cletus, I've just had the s500 for a little bit, but I sure do like it. It is very small, but that's what I wanted so I could slip it into a shirt pocket and always have it with me. Really wanted it for my motorcycle trips and the occasional fishing and hunting trips. I'm still learning the cross over from my old Minolta SLR stuff to digital. I really like the detail I can get with it. With the original pic of my Oscar above I can expand the pic and see some incredible detail. Like the scar on it's nose is amazing!



    I'm sure I'll have more details as I go along.
  • SeamaidenSeamaiden Sea Urchin Posts: 339Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2004
    wxwax wrote:
    Hello, Quigley. <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029383/emoji/wave.gif"; border="0" alt="" >

    I hope Seamaiden drops by - she's on a website with a gang of other people who fill aquariums and then shoot them. I gather they've developed an exeprtise.
    Greetings Quigley! That's a serious piece of fish-flesh you've got there. Most folks can't grow out their Oscars to look so nice, you've got a good touch.

    Been rather busy lately, but here I am. <waves> There are reef sites, and there are other sites. If you're interested in planted tanks, try (boy, I hope I get this one right, if not, Google it) http://www.plantedtank.net (look for "The Planted Tank" - they moved servers, IIRC). Also, you've got to check http://www.wetwebmedia.com - not at all dedicated only to the saltwater enthusiast. Taking pix of fish is a difficult endeavor indeed, and fellow aquatic enthusiast, Ben, takes some AMAZING shots, apparently some of them with the on-camera flash!

    I am currently exceedingly envious of my very own father, who, upon his retirement this month, has decided to get back into photography - digital this time. I've sent him here only grudgingly - he's gone and purchased a Nikon D70, along with a couple of lenses to start. Oh, and a new photo printer. <rolling eyes> I can't hold a candle to him when it comes to photography.
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  • ReeferBenReeferBen Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 15, 2004
    Shooting aquariums is very difficult at times, some people love the flash and others perfer to turn off all the lights in the room use no flash as shoot by the tank lights. I usually use the built on flash and shoot at a slight angle to prevent the flash from showing up in the photo. Of course cleaning the glass really well first helps a bunch. Heres one of my latest, which I posted at reefs.org in their photo forum as well.
  • ReeferBenReeferBen Big grins Posts: 50Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 15, 2004
    BTW, thanks for the comment Seamaiden! I'll have to get some new ones tonight and post them up!
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,315Administrators moderator
    edited May 15, 2004
    ReeferBen wrote:
    Shooting aquariums is very difficult at times, some people love the flash and others perfer to turn off all the lights in the room use no flash as shoot by the tank lights. I usually use the built on flash and shoot at a slight angle to prevent the flash from showing up in the photo. Of course cleaning the glass really well first helps a bunch. Heres one of my latest, which I posted at reefs.org in their photo forum as well.
    That's a nice looking fishy!

    If you want to see the Chihuly at Monterey Bay Aquarium, better
    act fast. I hear it's going to be replaced by a bigger and better seahorse
    exhibit.

    Ian
    Moderator Journeys/Sports/Big Picture :: Need some help with dgrin?
  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Posts: 5,163Registered Users, Retired Mod
    edited May 15, 2004
    Quigley wrote:
    Hey Fish!

    This is a really cool site! Lot to learn! And another addiction!
    Hi Quigley, Welcome to the site! get ready for some interesting assignments:D
    Lynn
  • gusgus Major grins Posts: 16,209Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2004
    Greetings from the wasteland Quigs...about time you got here.
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