I took this picture yesterday, and once I pulled out the blue fog via Lightroom, I was blown away by how pretty this coral is. I see it from the front of the tank all the time, but I just don't get up on the walkboard to gaze down into my reef nearly enough. Hope you like it as much as I do.
Spock says hi. Shot with a 105mm macro lens.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Four pictures from tonight:
My new blue Tort.
The Dendrophyllia is growing a baby polyp.
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
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.