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By Chocwendy
Taken tonight of an Opaline Gourami that lives in my aquarium..Beautiful fish, so hope you like it...just thought i'd try something totally different...

Tags: Fish Aquarium Close-up and macro Gourami Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: Tom_H, scorpionic, Hanners and 18 more

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Tom_H 15 48 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 8:01PM
Very tricky photographing fish in aquariums - you've done a pretty good job here - and a nice Gourami as well.
Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
17 Jul 2006 8:56PM
hey, light of my life this is something different, I had to do a project for college photographing glass a while back and it was bloody difficult not to get reflections, so I can appreciate just how good this is clever-clogs woman and so well composed as the fish has got room to swim into, cracking depth of field too. Was that a long sentence or is my grammar getting worse???

You would have laughed your head off if you was with me on that banking, almost vertical it was, trying to set the tripod up then put the camera on it trying my best not to end up in the lake as it's quite deep and I can't swim and after all that I couldn't even look through the viewfinder, so it was all guess work really. Anyway, cracking shot.


Didn't you see the sheep? I put them back up for you.
Mikearty 15 9
17 Jul 2006 9:44PM
great humour in your portfolio! love your profile photo...Great minds! cheers Mike.
juldon 17 78 England
17 Jul 2006 10:01PM
Good capture these are such graceful fish.

tonymarq 15 1 United States
18 Jul 2006 1:31AM
Vey Fishy Wendy,lol! Looks great and love how he is floating into the image!

stay well
jkennedy 14 4 1 Indonesia
18 Jul 2006 2:47AM
A good shot Wendy and well done for trying somthing different. The bright object in the top left hand corner is a bit distracting but the super DOF that you have used helps to tone this down. Lovely detail in the fishes head. Nice one. CLIK.
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 7:47AM
well taken profile portrait - good eye contact - nicely composed image.
Phantom7 14 29 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 8:36AM
Fish now.Where do your talents end Wenz.
I have tried many times to shoot through glass and failed.A good try i must say.
James x
nigele1 16 1
18 Jul 2006 8:46AM
One thing that might help, is to make sure that your lens is as close as you can get to the glass of the aquarium, touching is best and parallel to the glass as this cuts down stray reflections.

18 Jul 2006 2:16PM
very nicely done Wendy. I like that pearlescent color it has.
DYankee 14 6 United States
18 Jul 2006 6:30PM
Great colors!
Nice and clean photo. Smile
Dawn Smile
Malc_V 14 England
19 Jul 2006 8:47PM
Love all the colours on the fish.
A great shot through glass.

Nice one.
tmann 15 4 2 United States
20 Jul 2006 1:00PM
nice shot, superb dof!
oppo 14 6 2 Scotland
21 Jul 2006 12:16AM
Wow ! There are no reflections on this. In fact it's so clear and sharp it looks to me as if the fish is suspended in mid-air. Brilliant work.

7 Sep 2006 11:55AM
Very well captured through glass. You obviously did not use flash, as there is no flare at all. What film did you use, what was the exposure. I am paticularly interseted in the shutter speed, as if it was slopwer, the slightest movement at all would have caused blur, but this is so sharp full of detail and well captured.

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