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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:44 PM
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Coral Photography
I am still trying to perfect coral photography. I have learned the white balance settings are very important to try to get true colors. Here are the latest attempts from my reef tank.







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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:31 PM
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1. oh, these look great
Not sure what you did, but these look a lot better than the first ones you posted. Love the first one.

Thanks!
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:47 PM
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2. Trial and error.
Any kind of flash ruins the color. The white balance was the big change. Only tank lights can be on in the room.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:59 PM
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3. Beautiful presentation ! Love the overall view to put the details
in perspective.
When I was swimming around rocks in the Fla Keys just now, with large goggles but no snorkle, I saw so many beautiful and colorful fish I thought about how much I would love to bring you some. Those things are so gorgeous, and so expensive.
Carry on, though it's a hobby that will keep you off the streets. I like it when you're in the streets, you bring us such interesting observations.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:31 PM
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4. I like the streets in the winter.
Right now, it is all tourists. I don't have anything against tourists, but they just aren't as interesting to me to photograph.
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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:01 AM
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5. I'm guessing florescent lighting? Color balance can be tricky with
some florescents. Modern stuff has come a long way in spectrum but some of them still have a hole in the light output. Digital does a good job of electronically adding color where none exists but it's still hard to get a natural looking result.

Oh, btw, these are very good. Keep tweeking and think about changing bulbs to a different name brand or color tint.
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