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Old 09-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #11
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Well, I don't mean to double post, but the most amazing thing happened this morning. I turned the light on and began watching the fish, and I noticed my Zebra Lace was almost pure white. Immediately I freaked out thinking she was sick, and started watching her with more attention. Within moments her stripes started turning a light gray, then within the next few minutes were dark gray. Within no time at all, her stripes were pure black. This is the most amazing thing I've seen, I just had to share.
It's pretty common for fish to loose their strips then have them pop back out again. They often do it as a mood thing, the problem is I don't have any idea which one is a good mood and which one is a bad mood.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #12
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Taking a good picture of fish is not easy, unless your a semipro or pro photographer. For those of us that hope to get lucky with a descent picture, the best way is to just take as many as you can and then delete the bad and save the good ones ones. Some times I'll take 150 pictures at a time and end up with 10 that are worth keeping.
I agree, however if you use a DSLR camera it makes it about 100x easier.
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I agree, however if you use a DSLR camera it makes it about 100x easier.
What is DSLR? I don't know that much about cameras. When I bought my camera, I just wanted something that I could take both video and photos with. That way I could film family things and take photos of the fish with the same camera. And since I know zilch about photography I made sure it was very basic and easy to use. Some cameras get way to complicated and I'm not very good with electronics. I can't even use a smart phone. They're to smart for me.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #14
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DSLR cameras are basically what the professionals use. They are a bit more expensive than most point and shoot cameras, but there are some that are pretty affordable.

I've seen some great pics taken with some of the nicer point and shoot cameras, but personally if you want to take some great pictures (not just aquaria related) then it's worth it to invest a little more and get a DSLR.

Here's a nice writeup on the specifics.
Should you buy a DSLR or Point and Shoot Digital Camera?

I got lucky because my girlfriend is a photographer, so I have access to a nikon d90. Before that I only used a few different kind of point and shoot cameras, and I know exactly what you mean about it being difficult. I used to take 20-30 pics and maybe keep 1 if I was lucky. The difference is night and day.

With the DSLR, I use the digital display to zoom up really close on the fish and then manually adjust the focus so that most pics turn out fairly well if the fish is cooperating.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #15
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Here's a picture comparison between my old camera and new one

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Nice jet!!!!!!!! Love the angel
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:45 AM   #17
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Yeah, you can def tell the difference in cameras. I would love a DSLR but don't have the all time need for one. Maybe I would use it more if I had one though, not sure. Thanks for all the input guys n gals.
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Those angel fish are really nice. I have two in my 55 gallon right now. Sorry I don't have a better pic of them at the moment. Can get ones tonight
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