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    Tamron 90mm test shots

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    Finally, I get hold of the macro lens after some 'budget planning". I took the lens out for a spin in the morning but it did not help that the sky was cloudy, drizzling in between, and with constant breeze.

    Manage to took some photo before the downpour (not too sure about the butterfly name though). C&C are welcome.

    B1


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    Wow loke! If these are test shots, we can't wait to see you more familiar with your gear!

    Some very good shots here.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    very nice test shots

    1) lesser grass blue
    2) pale grass blue
    3) pygmy grass blue

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    Thanks Benny and Simon for the encouraging words and providing the butterfly name. Ok, I should rephrase the title to something like "sample of Tamron 90mm shots" as I am shooting with best effort and 'serious’ intent . And I have much to learn

    After testing the lens outdoors, it is time to shoot the residents of my 2 humble low tech tanks. The photos are passable but they are let down by lack of clear background and…….......algae on the glass. I thought I have cleaned it thoroughly but obviously not enough (must be thinking of leaving some for my Oto while cleaning ). And it is a challenge to wait, hunt and capture a sedentary moment of the ever active Harlequin.

    Harlequin (trigonostigma heteromorpha?):




    Otocinclus vestitus resting on C. Parva:



    Overall, it was fun. May be I should setup a photo shooting tank instead

    -- P.F. Loke
    Last edited by rwalker; 4th Mar 2008 at 21:52. Reason: updated the real Oto name, as pointed out by Quixotic.

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    Wow, nice shots! I like the Oto shot the most. Keep up the good work.
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    Loke,
    Nice shots on the butterflies and fish.
    Only the algae on the glass is trying to spoil your shots.
    I have the same problems with my shots too.
    The camera is able to pick out every speck of dirt or stain or algae on the glass.
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    Good shot on the T. heteromorpha.

    Quote Originally Posted by rwalker View Post
    Otocinclus affinis resting on C. Parva:
    Well, this could be O. vestitus but definitely not O. affinis. Doesn't match the keys to O. affinis.
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...6&postcount=15

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    Thanks Luenny, Trident.
    Yes, the algae is kind of annoying for photo shooting....

    Thanks Quixotic for pointing out the real Oto name. I didn't aware there are quite a few Oto species around.

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    don't feed fish prior to shooting. first the distended stomach is not "normal" and they also tend to poop
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    don't feed fish prior to shooting. first the distended stomach is not "normal" and they also tend to poop
    That shows they are happy and well fed . But puns aside, thanks for the pointer.

    I guess you are referring to the Harlequin. The Oto has a slightly round belly from day one. In fact, I am a bit worry the little guy does not have enough food as my nirate snails are doing a much better job than her.
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    actually I am referring to the oto. the belly is kind of strange.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    hmm... your comments prompt me to do some research online although the Oto seems to be healthy base on my observation on their swimming patterns.


    A quick check on the following links:
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ead.php?t=7934
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...9030459AAV7ktQ
    http://www.otocinclus.com/images/fatoto1.jpg
    http://www.otocinclus.com/newoto.html

    indicates they are either over fed or have bacterial infection. I tend to believe it is the former although I hardly see them eating any blanched lecture or vegetable. Probably there are just too much algae on the glass . All this time I thought they are under fed...
    Last edited by rwalker; 7th Mar 2008 at 09:45. Reason: correct typo
    ~Loke





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