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This shot was taken though glass and in a very dimly lit aquarium.

Iíve just started to use the camera on full manual mode and any tips and comments are most welcome

Cheers

Simon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1100D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2012 - 3:26 PM
Focal Length:21mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Crab
Username:SH87 SH87
Uploaded:5 Sep 2012 - 9:49 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 10:02 AM

The Pincer Movement........GrinGrin

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dhaval
dhaval  4 India
5 Sep 2012 - 10:18 AM

Great CaptureGrin

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom858 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 2:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

A good try in the circumstances. The best results of this type need off camera flash at 45 degrees to the glass. The glass must be clean too. You are not quite pin sharp and the colours are wrong. This is tank lighting and the high ISOalong with wiide aperture and slow shutter speed.

If allowed, a flash on extension lead would allow much smaller aperture and the shutter speed becomes the flash duration. Colours would also be near correct. The enemy of flash in tank photography is reflection and flare hotspots,hence 45 degrees.

Paul

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Sooty_1 Critique Team 41215 forum posts United Kingdom200 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 5:13 PM

The other enemy is all the dust/food waste/silt etc held in suspension in the water!

You can use a rubber lens hood to get a good light seal by pressing lightly against the glass - the rubber will deform slightly, then you can fire the flash without fear of reflections from the glass flaring the picture.

Everything else covered above.

Nick

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10901 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2892 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:36 PM

Always a difficult type of sjot, but youve done well.

very good advice above. Crystal clear glass, inside and outside; crystal clear water; the subject is slow moving, so this is great and also can allow a shot without flash; make sure the aquarium light cover is clean and free of algae; try placing a fixed light on top of the aquarium to supplement the existing light.



Ive also loaded a mod, - somewhat guessing at colour balance, perhaps it works?


Hope this is helpful,



regards


Willie

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