i hope youve got a big bucket to throw up in! :nurse: it's all pretty healthy even in the bits where its 6 inches thick!
Luis, Thanks mate for...
Thats how close the moss is to the surface Ad. It's not had a water change in over 4 months. The water is imaculate! To get this tank in any kind...
There's a fair few in there mate lol
Cheers Aron. I've added the blue in PS. I find PS pretty handy sometimes to see how something could look, if you added the 'real thing' such as a...
And with a blue sky added. So a bit of real nature + modern technology = False beauty
Maybe a good way of designing scapes i guess?.......
here's a pic of the 120cm. no water change in maybe 4 months now?...very little ferts.
the tank is 80% moss now lol
not unless it can breath out of water mate :-)
Thanks Viktor. Certainly a new line of photography i'd like to follow up. Even getting into...
Some prety good Guesses.
I went to coolect the moss, and photographed it at home using a lighting tent. A pretty awesome bit of kit to have....
my local woodland area is really starting to look nice again, with winter in decline...(ehhh?)
Anyway, here's a snap of the various moss down...
Sorry for the rehash of an old tank.
I've re-edited this with hopefully, better colour management.
I've got to grips with Edius colour...
I just need to expand my mind now.
A slightly different background shot.
Sorry to use the forum as a sounding ground, but i just wanted to test a video.
I've worked out how to add multiple files, and also combine...
Vimeo is better for quality, but you tube gets way more hits.
I'll take hits over quality. At higher res, you tube still stands up though. Not...
The camera is OK...a bit scratched. I put the tripod down so that i could take a pic with the wifes camera.
I didnt do the leg...
Here's what i managed to put together before my tripod fell with my camera rig attached! :twisted:
It's bit of a randomvid, but theres a few...
creat a new file in photoshop as big as youd like the background to be.
click on the gradient tool (its where the paintbucket tool is. click and...
Get on printed.
create a PSD file, take it to your local printer (a good one) and get them to print it. On matte paper NOT GLOSS! you'll get...
Look in the right places, and you can find some great 2nd hand deals.
I've recently see a Canon 5dmk2 for £600..... :shock: good condition too.
I really dont think film is needed. With the power to change white balance, hue and saturation, digital is far better than film. Hands down....
It all depends on whether or entering competitions or not. If you are, the remove all hardware. If its just for forum use, then leave them in.
Re: A Collection of Pictures
Theres some really nice and sharp images there. Well done.
Give me a tenner and i'll tell :lol: No, really, I'm just trying a couple of things which seem to be working. Once i'm fully sure, i'll...
Cheers Ian. A tad wild maybe, but at least i now know how to get a bit of colour in my scapes now. :mrgreen:
Give me a tenner, and I'll tell you :lol:
And a quick ripple test...
I so crave the 'Amano' ripple :geek:
ripple-testing by saintly's pics, on Flickr
Wise move Ady.
Coupled up twith lower light intensities, aquariums should become easier to manage.
I'm using the 'up' in-line diffuser. I swear by in-line diffusers now, and have done for a couple of years.
Lighting is moderate on this,...
To go with the above image, here's a shot of them in their fave spot.
There's 4 altogether.
Please excuse the dirty rim of the tank.
Here's a snap of the Gouramis. I thought they looked kinda nice against the halo.
Shot taken during a shoot of the 90cm
getting back on track, UWA can add drama to any image.
I find it important to have distinct fore/mid and rear ground subjects to enhance the...
Sure. Google them. You can pick up some great deals for not a lot of money :thumbup:
Actually, you dont need them. I've taken some aquatic...
This is interesting. You do realise that Amano uses film and a large format camera?...not that expensive.you can pick up a Mamiya Medium format...
As nice as it is to have UwA lens. It's still takes knowledge when to use it. Uwa does not work on every aquarium. I can still take a great full...
It is, but lens maketh the camera.
I've put the canon 135mm f2 on my wifes 550d....It's a whole different beast 8)
Now availble on apple products :thumbup:
:lol: you know you want one!
I've looked into it for ages, and always backed off the idea. Thinking 'i dont need one of those' but boy, i'm glad...
It's on the hot shoe mount at the moment Stu, until i can invest in some 'proper' mounting equipment. I can see me spending a small fortune on...
Bless ya matey :angel: A compliment indeed.
I've just changed it to something a little more conservative. I did initially have a nice plain...
Antoni. You can achieve great vids without an EVF, but be prepaired for a ton of fiddling and incorrectly exposed shots. I gave up...
Guys! I know there is one or two that shoot video, on their DSLR's
I for one am a massive fan of videos on DSLR's, but live view mode in bright...
here's my test....same image, same dimensions.
wet-fly by saintly's pics, on Flickr
I have an account :shock:
If that is the case, i'll change right away.
I currently use photobucket, but if flickr is better, count me in on the change.
Remember guys, you may already have it, but for me, i was a bit behind. The unsharp mask is just brilliant.
For anyone running an older version of Canon's DPP and shooting in RAW, I'd maybe look at an update.
I've just installed a newer version and the...
In captivity I take it?
I do miss this lens :(
video wise, there's nothing between them.
You just need to decide whether you want full frame or not.
If i were J Starkey, I'd choose the 7D...
Cheers big ears. :thumbup:
It is nice George. Do the flowers grow off a stalk?
Here's the leaf as it gets towards the surface. The green vein, does disappear as it gets...
Not really. it's doing it's own thing mate. Under T5, it's not so 'flamboyant' in colour. Get lower done for a pic, and the red shows up a treat....
My Aponogeton crispus 'Red' is really taking hold now, and looks rel nice. It's becoming my current fave plant.
Dragon flies have to be in the top 3 for me, in terms of photography subjects.
Re: New toy - EOS550D. HD Vid tips?
I tend not to use auto focusing.
Try instead, to pick stationary shots,from different angles and then...
Edius all the way. Real time effects and editing. A breeze to use stu!
Re: Three Rare bird's
John, you keep on doing it mate!
Not just brilliant pictures, but for me, just finding these birds, then photographing...
Oh man, they're great images!
...even more impressive that they're not HDR!
I dont remember reading that in the rules :eh: where did you hear that mate?
With such precision, how do they do at such speeds? :shock:
can you elaborate John?
I've said for a long time, that In my very honest opinion, and quite possibly a rule that would put many entrants 'out' of the comps, that a RAW...
odly enough, they can vary. I used to have a mamyia med format camera and tried it....way out. all lenses can throw this out.
I had a meter,...
I'm bit of a 'twitcher' myself, and to capture this bird is quite amazing, and shows dedication.
Your getting some great images John.
I reckon that's out your league tony. I think you'll need to try harder :mrgreen:
maybe the retailer part in my comment is wrong, but only slightly. I've never been hassled into buying something i didn't want photography...
I think 1 or 2 would agree with you whatok, but on the other hand most would disagree. 8)
Photography retailers/manufacturers dont go about...
When i bust the sensor on my old 5D, i claimed on my house insurance. The cost, all in was about £850 for new senor and service.
with good reason mate :wink:
i owned the f4 version...L series right? but a fraction of the cost.
By all account's it's glass is as good as...
Nice bit of kit. I used John Starkey's a while back and really liked it. After one myself at some point.
I'd really recommend you try the 135mm...
i want it now :lol:
i'll do that. Some of the effects in that video, i do have, but it's incorporating them, and making them look...
cheers mate :D however, I've invested in edius 5 which was a small fortune. It's just time i need to get to grips.
I think once I've got a...
Thanks mate. I've gone through a couple of hard drives, and i could do this type of thing 10x over. Too many pics :crazy:
It would take time,...
it's a holiday matey :D
unlike your good self, as a pro, i have to make do with trying to be creative at home. I guess the more i push myself,...
no mate, i used old photos 8)
and to think i was going to wrap it up and send it to you :crazy:
it's not staying there mate, just to 'flatten' it so it can go in my folder
cheers guys. I'll do a proper edit of it then :D
happy new year guys.
John, the Beatles rule mate!
Here's a collection of pics. Best viewed@ 720/1080p
Could i have some feedback on whether it'd be worth doing properly? For this one,...
Thats the lens i'm using mate. :thumbup:
impressed, but not enough to frame it :lol:
A pic of a pic
This from a HP, and to be quite honest, it's not a patch on an epsom. It's still good though.
well, initially, i wasn't using it. Now though, I've looked back at pictures I've taken, and i'm swiftly changing my mind.
I'm just about to go...
Ever tried your own in PS?
here's another. These are not meant to be 'landscape' shots. More to document what i see in the country side.
It's not the sharpest image, as i...
it's an awesome lens.
looking back on some of the images I've taken with it, i may struggle to part with it. :lol:
here's some more Antoni i took with this bad boy.
This next shot, i sprayed it with an atomizer. I copied the idea from another images...
Re: upside down shrimp
cheers mate. The full res shot is quite something. It'll blow up to A1 easily, without any degrading in any way. If you...
Thanks Tom, this means a lot coming from you :thumbup:
I'm always in awe of your work mate.
Yeah, yeah, I've done this before, but believe me i'm bored :lol: just sifting through old pics.
I dont think I've posted these, and they help...
Re: upside down shrimp
yes mate, the 65mm MP-E which i am still selling :wink:
Thanks Antoni. :thumbup:
Re: upside down shrimp
here's a slightly closer shot...not too extreme though
i think if you click it, it'll open up to a larger size
Re: upside down shrimp
It is an older pic mind you; I must take some new stuff.
I think i've covered this shot before, but i was bored and re worked it.
It's actually a crop of a bigger image that i took some time back.
here's a quick snap with the sigma 70-300.
ignore the line on the background :oops:
I like the sigma 70-300.
For the money, it's brilliant.
you really need to talk them around. you'll miss out on some great deals. The second hand market for camera gear is brimming with deals.
i'm actually selling mine. for a bargain price to.
flies are grea subjects for macro photography.
here's a couple more
here's some @ 65mm
I must admit though, this lens is in a class of it's own, so it's not really fair to compare with other...
Mate, pic 4 is just uber class! made me smile :D
sell em mate!
John, Bin that camera! :evil: your getting a bit to good at this! :lol:
Awsome mate. The poses of the birds are cracking!
I'd guess med/long telephoto...100mm maybe George?
It'd be ideal for you john, with your longer lenses' :thumbup:
it depends where you stand...
I always like your questions George. :lol:
quite possibly, but for me, it's rare I'll shoot with little contrast
good point, and something i...
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