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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Animals in Captivity
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: An aquarium at the San Antonio Zoo
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

I got a new flash diffuser that I was experimenting with in a dark aquarium. I had never been able to get a picture to turn out inside an aquarium like that with my external flash. But I think the diffuser worked pretty well. I wish I could have cleaned up a few spots here and there. . .but. . .that basic editing thing.

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Place: 7 out of 346
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Avg (commenters): 9.1333
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Views since voting: 2038
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 268
Comments: 26
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07/03/2006 08:31:33 PM
This is a great shot Sandy I hadn't seen it before. It's hard to take aquarium pictures (we have one) but you've nailed this one especially considering this was basic editing. Well done. Love the background which makes this guy stand out so well.
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01/07/2006 11:35:06 AM
Oh wow Sandy, this is gorgeous!!!
Sorry I didn't get to see it before! Beautiful photo!
12/30/2005 05:02:43 PM
I love this shot. Congrats on the top ten finish.
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12/28/2005 10:29:45 PM
A brilliant finish Sandy,well done,the diffuser worked.
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12/28/2005 08:04:13 PM
Congratulations on your excellent finish! This is a great photo full of excellent detail and colors. The focus is spot on. Composition is good. Ratio between subject and negative space and subject placement is perfect. Very well done!

Question: You left this out of the details, what lense did you use?

Message edited by author 2005-12-28 20:05:26.
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12/28/2005 12:09:53 PM
Very nice shot. Congratulations on your finsh. I was just at the zoo this past weekend trying to get a shot of the same fish. I didn't think of putting the diffuser on my flash. Needless to say none of my shots of this fish turned out.
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12/28/2005 11:38:16 AM
Great shot, I've never gotten any indoor acquarium photos to turn out this good. :-)
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12/28/2005 08:51:54 AM
Now, this is just an outstanding capture and worthy of a ribbon. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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12/28/2005 03:18:08 AM
pretty, very nice
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:13:44 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 12:55:07 AM
Fantastic, super image, and this also has the "wow" factor as well. My number one in this challenge...........
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12/23/2005 07:40:01 PM
wow amazing capture
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12/23/2005 09:37:24 AM
Nice picture. Great details and sharpness. DOF helps a lot.
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12/23/2005 09:01:19 AM
Just back to add some comments...
What an interesting looking fish! Love the way he's got his fins all spread out... makes for a neat composition. If you look closely, you can see that you used the shallow DOF in this picture, however I think part of that gets lost in the busy pattern of the fish. A beautiful shot, but I think I might have chosen another fish in the tank for this particular challenge. Good luck! :)
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12/23/2005 03:02:40 AM
Beautiful Lion fish (?). The DOF is spot on in this image. I'm surprised you were able to get through to this little guy with no blur of motion at all :)
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12/22/2005 08:07:26 PM
Beautiful. Love the colors. Good job on the dof.
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12/22/2005 10:37:18 AM
Most of picture is in focus not my idea of shallow DOF
still good one
12/21/2005 06:53:32 PM
except for a few specs of maybe dust from a scan? very nice, love lion fish, great colors!
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12/21/2005 03:09:42 PM
Great DOF image,really great colors, like this shot a lot. 10
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12/21/2005 03:02:49 PM
Amazing colors... I bet you're going to be in the top 3...
10!
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12/21/2005 02:33:43 PM
My favorite in this challenge. The colors are beautiful. The image is sharp, and the DOF is perfect. 10
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12/21/2005 12:16:49 PM
Very nice picture, a potential winner - 10
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12/21/2005 09:19:40 AM
clean the glass before you take shots like this ;-)
Grats, anyway. I like the way you use DOF to show the entire fish in a fair amount of sharpness (with exact focus on the face) and to hide background in the necessary amount only. Key words were 'entire' and 'necessary amount'.
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12/21/2005 08:53:51 AM
I love the colors in this image. What a great example of SDOF. It fits the challenge perfectly.
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12/21/2005 01:28:02 AM
Nice fishy pic. Really clear for an aquarium shot. 10.
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12/21/2005 01:12:10 AM
Man! That's some fish. I like the depth of color behind him.
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