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Discussion in 'Coral Pics' started by fly*, 13 Aug 2010.

  1. fly*

    fly* MASA Contributor

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    Some more from a session last night :001: still trying to get the hang of clown shots, they just cant seem to stay still.

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  3. gMAN

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    Great pic's fly*:thumbup:, what camera are you using?
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    WOW! amazing pics Fly;) pls give us more info on what camera you using ect ect..
    and maybe even some settings:p
     
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    fly* Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks guys :)

    Its a Sony Alpha 330 and these shots were with the standard Sony SAM 3.5 18 - 55mm lens. Luckily you can get pretty close to the subject with it, so although no macro (that's on order) you can still get some decent close ups.

    All the coral shots were on ISO100 with a fstop of between 28 to 36. Varying shutter speed so a tripod was necessary, I set the timer to 2 seconds so that there's no bump when I press the shutter button. I also under expose all my shots by 1 to 2 fstops, that way I can always push the brightness later, I find I lose a lot of detail if I set the exposure to what the camera wants, they tend to burn out a bit.

    With the fish shots I had to push the ISO to around 800 - 1600 with a shutter speed of between 1/250 and 1/320 and an fstop of 5.6.

    The shots haven't been altered too dramatically digitally, just balanced the brightness and added a little more contrast on some of the fish shots to make them pop a little more.

    Oh and they were taken under a 20k 150w Metal Halide (no actinics), I think thats made quite a difference as well :)
     
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    Stunning photo's, have you entered our photo competition?
     
  8. fly*

    fly* Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    yep :) not with these pics though, i'll save these for the next months :)
     
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