Blue Zoas - Trying to get the color to show

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Gawiedj, 2 Aug 2010.

  1. Gawiedj

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    Here's 2 pics I took of my blue zoas.
    I tried to get the color the same as what I see in the tank. (15 000K MH and 2 x 24w blue T5s)

    BlueZoas1.jpg

    Best effort for the evening.

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    Lucky Shot of my Sleeper Goby.
    Aperture set to F5.3 (was shooting the zoas and he popped out for his 15min of fame.;))
    A good example of what happens with depth of field when the aperture is wide open.

    Luckyshotgoby.jpg

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    Any suggestions on getting better results with the blue zoas will be appreciated
     
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    Do you stop the flow if you do 15 minute shots? Funny what happens to colour in our tank. I have this Zoa that had a lot of white around the edges before I collected it, now it is brown when open with some white when closed.
     
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    Herkie: 15min Shots lol, no. the pics were shot at 1/50th and 1/20th of a second exposure.
    My problem is that I never get the exact same color as they are in my tank on camera.

    I've had the zoas for a long time now. I got 2 on my LR when I cycled my nano and they grew into a big colony over the last year or so. Over the weekend I split the rock they they grew into some smaller colonies and finally have them in a spot where I can photograph them easily.
    Problem is they look like they have more brown in the pics than they do in the tank.
     
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    Thanks Gawie, As you can guess my photographic abilities are not very good. I am trying to catch up on technology after many years of 'Mik en drik' cameras when it seemed a good alternative to buying films. I now get some reasonable manual photos done once in a while and I am so impatient to take some decent photos.
     
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    Well, like my marine aquarium, photography tests my patience but I love figuring out how to get that pic I want.
    In this case I am getting there, the second pic is pretty close to what they look like in real life.
     

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