Shrimp images.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mark Evans, 30 Dec 2009.

  1. Mark Evans

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    A few to share. I must admit, using a lens so close to the glass is tuff! The more I zoom in the harder it gets, but here goes.

    The first 2 are normal ish kind of pics and the 3rd is my fave. not the sharpest, but one a bit more 'arty'

    controlling DOP field is near an impossibility, but i always like the 'bucket' (hyacinth) :lol: I get from this lens.

    shrimpyclose.jpg

    Theeyes.jpg

    The little cretin looked straight at me breifly....

    whatyoulookingat.jpg

    cheers peeps! :D
     
  2. paul.in.kendal

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    Wonderful Mark - they look like they're made of blown glass!
     
  3. aquaticmaniac

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    Love the third one! The detail is still great with those big eyes in the background :wideyed:
     
  4. Mark Evans

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    Thanks leah and paul. :D
     
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    those photos are crazy! you have awesome skills!
     
  6. Mark Evans

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    cheers WBS :thumbup:

    here's the last decent one of the many i shot. kinda reverse of the last shot.

    eyes.jpg

    one of the problems I'm encountering is, if i don't get smack in the line of fire ( i cant be angled to the tank at all) i don't get the shot. Another problem is the shrimps have a protective coating over the eye which again, if i'm wrong with the angle, it gives a soft sheen to the eye. a real pain i must admit.

    once I set a shrimp tank up, I should really get to grips with the shooting. also i can leave the photography gear set up and shoot at will.....who's will? :p as opposed to setting up and tearing down after 20 minutes. :?
     
  7. john starkey

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    Those are some sick shots mark,
    regards john.
     
  8. Jase

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    That last pic is the mut's nuts! :clap:
     
  9. Mark Webb

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    Stunnerts Mark :thumbup: Which lens are you using here?
     
  10. viktorlantos

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    what a beauty detail on this tiny shrimp. top qual shot Mark :thumbup: :wideyed:
     
  11. samc

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    fish and shrimp allways look amazing close up. shows what we miss out on.

    great shots mark
     
  12. Mark Evans

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    true. I've just set up a shrimp tank, so I can shoot till my hearts content.

    thanks mate. :thumbup:

    hi mark. it's the canon MP-E 65mm f2.8. it's a dedicated macro lens, which does one trick and one trick only....close. :D

    cheers jase

    cheers Mr S 8)
     
  13. Mark Evans

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    here's a cherry shrimp shot. I've up loaded the original sized file and a crop from that image.

    cherry-1.jpg

    crop.jpg

    having a nano really lets me get the lighting right.
     
  14. Mark Webb

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    Yes I know the lens well, I had a hunch that may be what you are using.
     
  15. Mark Evans

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    last pic for this set.

    HEADBUTPLEASE.jpg

    and a higher res of the crop,
     
  16. aaronnorth

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    very good, Mark :thumbup:
    even the unfocused/ unsharp images still manage to look sharp (if that makes sense!) :D :thumbup:
     
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    Mark

    one word "bitchin!" ;)

    Andy
     
  18. Mark Evans

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    i think thats a good thing? :shifty: cheers dude
     
  19. flygja

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    The cherry shrimps look good (and big) enough to eat! Did you use any external flashes over the tank? Or just purely with the tank lighting? I've got a 100mm macro but my tank has a hood, so its quite difficult to get flashes over the top of the tank since I don't have any lightstands.
     
  20. Mark Evans

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    you'll have to improvise somehow.

    This lens requires quite ridiculous amounts of light. to the point that when the modelling lights are on and close to the water surface (just to view things through the view finder) it actually burns the back of your hands. :p

    for these i got....

    iso 50
    shutter 1/200
    f11

    you can see the difficulty in getting sharp images. i shot about 200 shots to get these. (2, ones a crop )

    That said though, this is just for this lens. normal macro lens' should be fine if you bump up the ISO. try to add as much light as you can for good shutter speeds, even with slowish moving shrimps.
     

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