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I think this is quite a good shot considering it was shot through a glass tank under low ligh conditions, original file format was raw so that i could alter the colour cast that was apearing from the strange tank light.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:50-200mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Mar 2011 - 12:57 PM
Focal Length:137.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/22
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Fish
Username:Perry_95 Perry_95
Uploaded:4 Apr 2011 - 7:19 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84312 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2011 - 7:31 PM

Very well caught! Capturing fish in an aquarium is really difficult - because of the low light the exposure is longer, but fish tend to move, which usually turns them into a blob! You've caught the fish beautifully sharp, well done! Smile

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jamestheboy
4 Apr 2011 - 7:33 PM

This good work perry Smile




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Perry_95
Perry_95  359 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2011 - 7:36 PM

hand held, in a dark room over my grandparents house, only light was from the tank which dropped the exposure time o 1/20 second so i was pretty pleased to say the least that i got some sharp shots! Smile

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iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2011 - 8:01 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is a Black Widow if I am not mistaken. You obviously know what you are doing to get a shot this sharp and knowing to use RAW to give you that post processing power. Did you sharpen it at all? If not most digital photos benefit from some sharpening as the last thing to do in the post processing process. Try 2 pixels at 60%.

Like I say, you have the ability to get the shot sharp in very difficult lighting conditions with longish exposure with a subject that moves. what ISO do you use? Depending on your camera you can go as high as ISO 800 without too much graining. This with a big F number with give you the quickest shutter speed as the dof doesn't need to be that great as fish as fairly flat creatures.

Its a really good shot but if I had one critique it would be that of composition. This would be best done in the post processing as a crop. If you have taken it in RAw, as you have, you can get quite a hefty crop before things deteriorate.

Well done and I hope the advice, if it is indeed that is what it is and you didn't know about the things suggested, is useful.

regards

Ian

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2011 - 8:43 PM

Excellent job - much better than I can do! Smile

Oh, we've decided to announce the May competition now so you have lots of time to work on your entry!! Click here for details Smile

Fran x

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Perry_95
Perry_95  359 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2011 - 8:51 PM

Thanks Ian Yes that is a black widow, i used a 1600 ISO because my little pentax k-x has really good ISO capabilities, Also i did sharpen it slightly but not much simply because i was going to upload it on here. How would you suggest i change the composition?

Thanks Fran will deffinately be entering!

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84312 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2011 - 7:10 AM

The 'rules' say 'don't have your main subject slap bang in the middle of the shot' so, if I were going to follow the 'rules', I may crop some off the left hand side (leaving space for the fish to swim into). But saying that it's totally up to you if you follow the 'rules', some of the nicest pictures I've seen have the subject slap bang in the middle! Don't be afraid to experiment, that's what I like about digital - the images are free!! Smile

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Perry_95
Perry_95  359 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2011 - 6:00 PM

Will keep that tip in mind, however in these circumstances i was simply trying to find a fish that will keep still for 1/20 of a second!!! Smile thanks for the tips Smile

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