Submitted by melev on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:16
From time to time, my fish seem to want the spotlight. I was about to shoot a cerrtain coral and this gal (yes, it's a female Lyretail anthias) decided to swim into the frame. Fine, if you want to block my efforts, I'll just shoot you instead. Ended up with a really great shot.
Submitted by melev on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:25
I took a picture of a lobophytum with a macro lens, and loaded that RAW file into Lightroom 5.0 for the normal adjustments. This picture was taken under 20,000K lighting with VHO super actinics, and I used a flash to add some light from the side to avoid the dreaded shadows...
This is the original picture, only resized for my blog.
Submitted by melev on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:19
Still awaiting the replacement tank to arrive, but that doesn't mean the livestock is on hold. It continues to grow and thrive, and here are some pictures taken this month.
Submitted by melev on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 10:15
I've had a group of five Pajama Cardinal fish in my reef now for about 9 months, I believe. They don't move about much, but at night they seem to be on the prowl. These are nocturnal fish, not unlike Bengaii Cardinalfish (wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banggai_cardinalfish).
Submitted by melev on Sat, 12/27/2008 - 06:21
When I was moving corals, I discovered a peanut worm. Since I've never had one that was out in the open, I grabbed it and my camera.
On a towel, out of water.
Submitted by melev on Fri, 01/20/2006 - 14:38
Four pictures from tonight:
My new blue Tort.
The Dendrophyllia is growing a baby polyp.
Submitted by melev on Wed, 08/31/2005 - 13:41
I got a picture of my Pseudochromis elongata tonight, right as I was feeding the tank. His little face poked out a few times, and I usually only see him 1 second each day.
I took a few pictures, and even this fish appeared fat in one of them. LOL
Submitted by melev on Thu, 06/17/2004 - 18:43
The partitian is back up protecting the Rose BTA from the cleaner shrimp and the clownfish. I had to hand feed it today, twice. The tentacles simply don't have the ability to hold the food unfortunately. With time and some TLC, I hope it'll regenerate new tentacles.
I took a number of pictures today from my 55g reef. I believe all of these are individual corals.
This coral had light-blue tips when I got it, but for now they seem to have faded. I think they'll be back.
Submitted by melev on Fri, 01/16/2004 - 06:35
Today, I only saw the new Mandarin twice, and the Porcelain Crab once. Hopefully all will go well in the days to come, and they'll be less shy and easier to find.
Here are a bunch of new pictures that I took recently:
This is the view from the right side of my 55g reef tank.
View from the left side of the same tank.
Submitted by melev on Sun, 12/21/2003 - 09:03
Taking pictures under actninic lighting only is rather difficult and results can be very disappointing. Using a digital camera, take as many as you like until you achieve success. These were taken with a Fuji S602Z under 220w of VHO '03' lights. I adjusted the camera's "white balance" setting and switching to Macro, these are the results after resizing and sharpening.