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Old 10-29-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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Today In The Fishroom~10/29/11 The Betta Project

My good friends Rose and Tony Orso laid a couple of very nice Betta on me to photograph. I purchased two plastic boxes at a local craft store. One I painted with a black background and the other I left clear. I set them up on top of a piece of eggcrate suspended across two cinder blocks. Underneath I put one heavily diffused Nikon SB-900 flash...on top another with a Gary Fong Lightsphere. Behind I placed a silver reflector. This had no effect on the black background, but when I switched to the clear it gave some additional back light. Once I placed the box down I cut a small hole in the eggcrate and placed a hand mirror so it would lay against the side of the box.

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The results...IMHO were amazing. I was shooting at ISO 100, 1/320th, @ f32. The colors were off the chart since the light was filtering both in front and behind the fish. Here's the results:

Never seen a pink Betta. This fish is amazing.











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Beautiful split tail Betta.











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Finally a dragon scale Betta.













Hope to do more of these in the future.
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Wow, stunning Bettas!
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Beautiful bettas! Your pictures are stunning!
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Impressive as always, but I didn't think you took pix of anything that small unless they were cichlid fry.
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Beautiful pictures!!
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Impressive as always, but I didn't think you took pix of anything that small unless they were cichlid fry.
It's all about the photography...gotta keep it interesting.

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Beautiful shots, as usual, Mo. Nice to see you have added this forum to your list of places to post great pictures.
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