Black Phantom tetras

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mark Evans, 26 Jun 2009.

  1. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    OK, 2 birds one stone.

    this is my fish choice for autumn blush and also an image that i like, rolled into one post.

    i've bought 12 of these little things. I'm an absolute noob when it come to fish, i just struggle to see them in a scape so i always end up buying loads of fish and it becomes untidy. i like these so i may expand the shoal. :D

    i've made this image larger than i usually do, so click on it ;)

    somethingtetras.jpg
     
  2. Dan Crawford

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    Crackin' shot and a great choice of fish, bang another 10 in there ;)
     
  3. john starkey

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    Hi mark,they look cool,but me personally I would only put another 5 in,
    Regards john
     
  4. samc

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    man i post on too many of your threads but its hard not too :lol:

    great shot AGAIN and you leaves on your anubias look very healthy
     
  5. ceg4048

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    Oooh, lovely shot Mark. Truly delicious. Don't see anything wrong that choice of fish.

    Cheers,
     
  6. Mark Evans

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    Clive, thanks mate. To be honest mate, i owe just about 90% of what i do to you! To sustain good plant health, EI and CO2changed my plant keeping or rather your advice. believe me clive, you Dan man!

    i'd miss you if you didnt :p

    might be right mate ;)

    cheers matey. :D
     
  7. rawr

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    I think they're a great fish for this aquascape, no ttoo common too which I like! ;) Like others said, I think you should put a few more in though.
     
  8. JamesM

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    Nice choice of fish mate... add more :p
     
  9. LondonDragon

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    Great shot, plants looks extremely healthy and the fish are awsome :) 5*****
     
  10. TDI-line

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    I think these are lovely fish, and were my second choice before my rummynose's.
     
  11. Mark Evans

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    cheers guys! 8)
     
  12. Jase

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    Good and unusual choice Mark, they look great and that shot is a beauty :D I'd only put another 5 in max.
     
  13. aaronnorth

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    dam that is a good shot!
     
  14. Mark Evans

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    cheers matey :D

    cheers Aaron, i also got some great full tank shots too :) I'm beginning to find my style with these flash heads. i also experimented with different coloured backgrounds
     
  15. TLH

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    One of the first fish I ever kept. Crackin' little tetra and nice choice for any tank.
     
  16. Mark Evans

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    here's a couple more. i've just taken these. i've had it set up most the day so i can just fire shots of practising etc.

    i did swap the backgrounds for a light blue one and white. its amazing at what a completely different feel backgrounds give!

    All of these images are just one flash head as i'm isolating small areas. when it comes to proper shoot time i'll pull the tank out and light it properley, with a little advice from tonser.

    tetras.jpg

    my fave...

    pencil3.jpg

    click on em to see em slightly bigger.
     
  17. LondonDragon

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    Great shots Mark, I wish I could keep plants that nice looking and clean lol
    Those make some awsome wallpapers, don't forget to add them to your site ;)
     
  18. Mark Evans

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    good thinking :D
     
  19. Jase

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    I forgot you have the Pencils, wish i'd gone for some in mine, they had some nice ones in Coxwell Aquatics the other week. I went for a huge shoal of Espei instead, not complaining as they're top banana :lol:

    Do you shoot in RAW? Please excuse my laziness for not checking EXIF myself :oops:
     
  20. Mark Evans

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    allways jase. it allows for full control over....2 most important things IMO

    exposure
    white balance

    contrast is also dealt with within RAW editing. these images are straight from camera placed on a background in PS.

    the addition of flexible lighting has allowed me to pinpoint and control light over certain areas.
     

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