A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros

Does anyone have experience photographing fish in aquariums? Last night I tried to photo several of synapsepi's fish, but it was far more challenging than I originally thought it would be. First off, the two 25 watt bulbs lighting the aquarium are not as bright as I thought they would be. Plus, the fish have very good eye site and would run (swim?) from the camera. So I shut off the room lights, so just the aquarium lights were on, and that helped a little, but the fish were still pretty observent. I have a cheesey point and shoot camera (Olympus D-490 Zoom). I had it set to ISO 400 (grainy, but fast) and set to under expose by -2.0, and in macro mode. I was wondering how people normally did this. Did they set up a blind, so the fish couldn't see you?

Anyway, here are all the pictures (55 total). Some are good, some are crap. But you will get an idea of what I went through trying to get pictures. Oh, and there are 10 fish total. Two black molly's (one is sick in a seperate bowl, and the other was too dark to get a good photo, but I did get a couple blurry photos of her), a red beta, three tetra's, two sunrise fish, one of those sucker fish algea eaters (the name starts with "pl", but I can't remember how to spell it), and a cat fish.

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