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  •  Knucklehead (6+ / 0-)

    Count me among those who thought this was underwater photography. It's quite amazing. Was there any special lighting or just your aquarium set-up?

    So beautiful. Nicely done!

    "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid!"

    by Kestrel on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:24:46 PM PST

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    •  Kestrel (7+ / 0-)

      Well it is underwater photography but I took the shots from outside my tanks.
      I probably have 20,000  different reef & freshwater shots.
      There is nothing special about the lighting.
      The lighting is set up for the benefit of the fish & corals only.
      I`m on my own if I want to photograph them.
      Once I figured out how to best use my camera to best effect the results I wanted, it was a snap really.

      Deep Space Enigma

      DEEP SPACE ENIGMA

      All my fish have different ways of moving about.
      They also inhabit different levels in the reef.
      Some are continuos swimmers while others :flit" from place to place.
      Overall they all have their safe zone & will always be found there.
      Once the zones have been established, the peace holds though always precariously.

      Open Seabed

      A Tomato Clown in "its" Purple Anemone

      OPEN SEABED DSCN8865

      Long-nosed Hawkfish
      (this one perches & flits, perches & flits)

      LONG NOSE HAWKFISH DSCN8904

      Perching Again
      (On a Montipora Coral)

      LONGNOSE HAWKFISH DSCN8568

      Food is also a big factor.
      Some fish are herbivorous, others carnivorous & then the omnivors & the ones that only eat live food.

      Example;
      Green Mandarin

      Will only eat live Copepods, little wiggly bugs that are everywhere in a well established reef.
      As you can see its mouth is not made for ripping out big chances of flesh.

      DSCN8575

      So it does take a bit of learning.
      Imagine if you had one or two of each bird in your diary today & all the different habitats they need, the different foods they eat & their diverse methods of acquiring it that you must know to keep a proper environment.
      It would take the planet to do so.
      Likewise I can`t keep whales, great whites, hagfish, or Fire corals.

      So I`m rambling, sorry
      Nice talking to you.
      Maybe One day I`ll do a marine "Alphabet" diary.

      It`s all
      Six Line Wrasse & Oranges

      SIX LINE WRASSE

      I`m already against the next war.

      by Knucklehead on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:59:52 PM PST

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