Dan - Yes, it's weird how they shoal constantly without the need to 'scare' them. I wonder if it's the heavy flow (20x turnover) and/or bright light (6 wpg). Cheers mate.Dan Crawford said:I'm a big fan, yours shoal so well too. Mine never did.
Loving the photos mate.
Plants are sure easier to photograph effectively for me!LondonDragon said:They look great But I have gone off fish slightly lol just concentrating on the plants for the time being.
I have the flashgun for my camera and works pretty good, also had a macro ring flash, but thats not good for aquariums, didn't make much use of it, sold it in the end.George Farmer said:I had to use ISO 800 to capture these with 1/100 at f/5. And that's with 96w HO T5 over 60cm. Next purchase after a macro lens is the Canon 580EX II flashgun.
You will need to take the photos at a slight angle and also put a diffusor on the flash unit, if you don't have a proper diffusor, the easiest way to create a diffusor is to cover the flash with a piece of white printer paper.Ray said:Newbie photography question here : if I use the flash on my camera I get reflections and poor colours and it generally looks better without. Does having a flash gun get around all that or am I better just putting 250W bulbs in a couple of angle poise lamps?
The top end DSLRs these days go 6400+ without grain!beeky said:You can't tell it's at ISO800. If it were a film camera I'm sure you'd be able to see the grain.
Are there any compacts that you can set the ISO?
Ah, yes. I remember a coversation with you, Elaine about this...elanmak said:We like Black Neons Tetras too....but only male ones!!
They spawn easily and the shoal grows rapidly.
After a while the females become like 'feeders', bloated and swollen with eggs.
But the males are lovely, that red eyebrow is delightful.
A very under rated fish.
I think you might be on to something there. After I increased flow on my tank my glowlight tetras started shoaling alot more. Maybe just a temporary thing until they get used to it, but we'll see.George Farmer said:Dan - Yes, it's weird how they shoal constantly without the need to 'scare' them. I wonder if it's the heavy flow (20x turnover) and/or bright light (6 wpg). Cheers mate.Dan Crawford said:I'm a big fan, yours shoal so well too. Mine never did.
Loving the photos mate.