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I captured this from an aquarium during my trip to science city. Edited it later by increasing the auto level. And clone the left side of the background due to some shades.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.6 - 552.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jul 2012 - 3:53 PM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Daisy
Username:SURYARGHYA SURYARGHYA
Uploaded:8 Aug 2012 - 3:38 PM
Tags:Fish, Pets / captive animals
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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 7:32 AM

i found the light is only on the side front of the fish and not on the tail side. it is better if you use flash to balance the light. you use max aperture and this is not give you much detail. but i like the compostion much Smile

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 10:14 AM

Not bad given the lighting conditions, but as has been said many times, compositionally try to leave more space ahead of the fish than behind it.

Frank

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9 Aug 2012 - 2:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 


Quote: I found the light is only on the side front of the fish and not on the tail side. it is better if you use flash to balance the light. you use max aperture and this is not give you much detail. but i like the compostion much Smile

I think a straight flash arhab would have reflected on the glass and would probably scared the fish, I think ISO and wide aperture are the means to use and certainly Suryarghya went down that way, used ISO 800 and the maximum aperture camera has. I would say that Suryarghya has done really well in avoiding his/hers personal reflection to be seen in the picture. You can successfully do it if you shoot from a different angle or from far away with a zoom lens, but because they tend to have apertures above 2.8 I think the angle would be the best trick to avoid your own reflection on the glass. For the brave ones with SLR film cameras I would say get your f/1.4 lenses, put a ISO 400 film and start having fun!

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banehawi Critique Team 10869 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2869 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 6:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its quite a good through the glass shot. High ISO and the glass itself have had an effect. but not bad overall. You can crop to get the fish further right in the frame, reduce highlights a little more more detail on the fish, and reduce noise a little. I couldnt reduce noise very much without ruining detail. I did darken the background though to place more attention on the fish.

Arhab, - if you are seeing the back end - tail end of the fish dark, you need to check your monitors brightness or contrast, as its not correct, the fish is quite bright along the entire length!



Regards



Willie

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom854 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2012 - 10:05 PM

A reasonable effort. Conditions against you giving a slightly soft result. Tank photography is best done with off camera flash and smaller apertures. Flash needs positioning so as not to get reflections in the glass so needs to be on a lead. Modern flash lock systems can work well but you have done well without a DSLR?

Paul

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arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2012 - 11:38 PM

You are right Pablo, I just remember when DaveSumner sugest me to use the flash, but i forget the subject is different, mine manggoes and this is fish inside the aquarium. Smile . But i don't think high iso and wide aperture that Surya wants. I believe it's because the automatic setting. That's why I suggest to use flash and small aperture. Thank you Pablo, you open my mind Smile and another one, canon sx 10 is a zoom camera. So if Surya move back and find a good angle, I think he can get use flash Wink

Actually it is not very dark Willie, but i will adjust the monitor setting again. Thank you.

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SURYARGHYA
13 Aug 2012 - 1:56 PM

Actually I captured some other fishes there in manual and auto mood both. In some cases my reflection was in the glass. This one was the better among other captures.

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