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Back after covering stuff in regards to Remembrance Day 2013 in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, and now back to my captures of the RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM this one features the LOBSTER..

The post processing work was opened in Camera-in-the-RAW try and fix the colour balance, and then lighten the image a bit but not to much to loose all details. The open in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 where I resized to 600 pixels x ? to met the requirements of this SITE and then apply the UNSHARP MASK and then saved as JPEG for upload.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax *ist DL2 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Oct 2013 - 10:15 AM
Focal Length:35mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Creative (Slow speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:a LOBSTER
Username:TimothyDMorton TimothyDMorton
Uploaded:22 Nov 2013 - 12:32 AM
Tags:Lobster, On, Pets / captive animals, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2013 - 2:32 AM

Good capture.

Peter

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2013 - 11:41 AM

It's turned out pretty well! Aquarium shots are tricky, it's best to press the lens up close to the glass to avoid reflections - I think you must have done that here, particularly as you used flash.

I'd go for darkening highlights and reducing brightness, just a few % each. I'll try a Mod.

As Paul mentioned on yesterday's - try to move away from program modes. You've got a good idea of what to do in processing - now try to take control of the actual taking!
Moira

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2013 - 11:57 AM

Quite well done. Not easy and you have handled it well. The flash has caused no reflections on the glass so your lens must be very close and the glass clean. Both as thet should be. I use a large rubber lens hood for tank photography and push it up against the glass. That prevents any light other than that in the tank from reaching the lens.

That's for on the hoof shots. For a set piece I take the flash off the camera and have it pointing at the subject through the glass but at 45 degrees to the camera. Thus any none image forming light goes off at thd same angle, missing the lens.

Paul

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