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Lens: FA31/1.8 Camera: Kx Photo Location: Baltimore National Aquarium ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F2.8 
Posted By: dgaies, 07-24-2010, 02:35 PM

JPEG straight from the Kx, just slightly cropped and resized for the web.


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07-24-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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THAT is one fine jellyfish shot. Great color. I could only wish for more dof but maybe the fade into the distance makes more sense with the solid blue background. Wish I could get shots that clean straight from my K20D at iso1600.
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THAT is one fine jellyfish shot. Great color. I could only wish for more dof but maybe the fade into the distance makes more sense with the solid blue background. Wish I could get shots that clean straight from my K20D at iso1600.
Thanks! Yeah, I actually did have it stopped down to f/5.6 a several shots right before that one and then opened it up to f/2.8 to take a shot of something darker in a different area of the room. Then I just forgot to change it back for this shot. My bigger concern at the time was trying not to lose my 3-year-old in the dark room while taking the shots, so I'm not surprised I lost track of the aperture setting

I was on the fence between taking the Kx or K7 this morning, but I figured I was going to be shooting mostly at 1600 or higher inside the aquarium so I might as well take the little guy
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great shot!
i like the DOF as it is, makes for a more dynamic photo. but that's just my opinion.

p.s. didn't know the k-x is waterproof (did you use a rubber lenshood or something ? the glass of the aquarium isn't noticable at all)

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great shot!
i like the DOF as it is, makes for a more dynamic photo. but that's just my opinion.

p.s. didn't know the k-x is waterproof (did you use a rubber lenshood or something ? the glass of the aquarium isn't noticable at all)
Thanks you! I agree in the end the DOF works well for this shot. Perhaps it was just as well that I forgot to stop back down

I didn't have a rubber hood or anything. Just handheld about 30-40 cm in front of the glass. The way the lighting was setup in that area, there wasn't much glare on the glass.
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Clear and showing just the essential, great shot! I love that deep blue!
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great contrast of colors, nothing better.
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Having shot hundreds of photos of Jellyfish without success, I congratulate you. Great image! Tough shot.....

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Another +1 vote for the DOF just as it is. Awesome shot. Well done!

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Clear and showing just the essential, great shot! I love that deep blue!
QuoteOriginally posted by tigershiok Quote
great contrast of colors, nothing better.
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Another +1 vote for the DOF just as it is. Awesome shot. Well done!
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