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rickztahone
11/09/2015, 03:24 PM
These 3 were taken on a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. At the time, I didn't know much about SW tanks, but since hanging out here for a few months, I have come to appreciate these shots a little more :)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2908/14045733917_6bc692c042_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/npb4ma)Blue Tang (https://flic.kr/p/npb4ma) by Ricardo Vasquez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/), on Flickr
Blue Tang

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14230015482_dfc25c65c8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nFsxQw)Salt Water Tank 2 (https://flic.kr/p/nFsxQw) by Ricardo Vasquez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/14045650738_ae742fc96c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/npaCC3)Salt water tank (https://flic.kr/p/npaCC3) by Ricardo Vasquez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rickztahone/), on Flickr

I am yet to set up a SW tank, but I have slowly been doing research. I am not sure of the names of the last two, but I think the last one may be some kind of Zoa? If someone could ID them, I'd be greatly appreciative as I can finally name the photo appropriately :)

seamonster124
11/09/2015, 03:32 PM
Sweet shots

nanodude87
11/10/2015, 03:51 AM
Beautiful!

Misled
11/10/2015, 07:28 AM
Beautiful tang Rick. What do you use for post? You could clean it up a bit in PS. I'll show you tonight when I'm at home.

rickztahone
11/10/2015, 11:27 AM
Sweet shots
Thank you :)

Beautiful!
Thank you as well.
Beautiful tang Rick. What do you use for post? You could clean it up a bit in PS. I'll show you tonight when I'm at home.

Thanks Jesse. I do use PS for my editing as well, however, these in particular only got the Camera RAW treatment because I edited over 500 pics for this family trip, and only a handful ever went in to PS. I suppose I could do some sharpening masks on it now, but I'd have to find the original RAW file. I'm open to suggestions however, and I can shoot you the RAW file via Dropbox if you'd like :). LMK

Misled
11/10/2015, 07:14 PM
Here you go. I changed the backround to black. There were a few artifacts created from that that I clone stamped. I didn't sharpen or do anything with the tang itself.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/jllndmb002/14045733917_6bc692c042_b_zpsi3o5xdhq.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/jllndmb002/14045733917_6bc692c042_b_zpsi3o5xdhq.jpg.html)

rickztahone
11/11/2015, 10:52 PM
Here you go. I changed the backround to black. There were a few artifacts created from that that I clone stamped. I didn't sharpen or do anything with the tang itself.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/jllndmb/jllndmb002/14045733917_6bc692c042_b_zpsi3o5xdhq.jpg (http://s133.photobucket.com/user/jllndmb/media/jllndmb002/14045733917_6bc692c042_b_zpsi3o5xdhq.jpg.html)

Nice, I like it ;). I never thought of just going pitch black, but it actually works. You lose a bit of the mouth but I'm sure I can fix that on my RAW file by bumping it up. I will give it a go later in the week. Thanks agian.

jroovers
11/16/2015, 01:32 PM
Those are great shots, I really like the PBT!

I like the first shot a bit better than the completely blacked out background one (just my opinion), there is enough dark contrast in that first shot, just needs some of the snow removed instead.

Reef Bass
11/20/2015, 07:20 AM
Those are great shots, I really like the PBT!

I like the first shot a bit better than the completely blacked out background one (just my opinion), there is enough dark contrast in that first shot, just needs some of the snow removed instead.

+1 to both points. I get more separation of the tang from the background in the first one.

BTW, I believe the last shot is of a Favia. You could always post it in the LPS id forum and see what Tweaked says.

rickztahone
11/20/2015, 08:13 PM
I don't know what a PBT is, and I will go google Favia as well, lol. I really don't know my way around the names yet, my apologies.

Reef Bass
11/21/2015, 09:07 AM
Power Blue Tang

Jeff4777
11/21/2015, 05:37 PM
That Tang....:eek2:

rickztahone
11/23/2015, 01:57 PM
Power Blue Tang

Now that makes sense. And, I always thought it was a "powder" blue tang, lol.

goldencoralfarm
11/23/2015, 05:32 PM
which camera and lens are you using? beautiful pictures.

rickztahone
11/24/2015, 10:25 AM
which camera and lens are you using? beautiful pictures.

If I remember correctly I only took my Sony 70-200 2.8 lens and my Tamron 90 2.8. The tang has to be the 70-200 for sure and the other two must have been with the Tammy.

I have 2 bodies, a Sony a77 and an a99. I can't remember exactly but I believe on this trip I went with my full frame body, so the a99. I can always check later :)

Thank you for the compliment. In retrospect, I am sad that I didn't spend more time in these SW exhibits. I wasn't in to SW then as I am now. However, this sets up another round of planning to Monterey Bay, which isn't a bad thing :)

A1t2o
11/24/2015, 10:31 AM
Wow, I want one now. Can you put a PBT in a 75 gallon tank?

rickztahone
11/24/2015, 10:38 AM
Wow, I want one now. Can you put a PBT in a 75 gallon tank?

I wouldn't be the person to ask this question. The shots above were taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Northern California. I am merely sharing some of the shots I took there :)

noy
12/07/2015, 05:54 PM
that photo of the PBT is very vivid - great photos!

rickztahone
12/08/2015, 10:27 AM
that photo of the PBT is very vivid - great photos!

Thanks noy :)