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selje
02/08/2016, 08:40 AM
Hi,

Wanted to share some of my pictures with you guys.

Taken with a Canon EOS 600D.

Lense: EF-S 60mm F2,8 Macro USM.

Naso Literatus.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3642.jpg

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3567.jpg


Zebrasoma Flavescens Aberrant (White Tang).

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3587.jpg


Naso Vlamingii (I think).

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3614.jpg


A Wrasse (hard to get a picture of this one).

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3617.jpg


Aussie Scolymia (taken with stand).

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3345.jpg


LPS of some kind (taken with stand).

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3353.jpg


Chalice of some kind. Maybe Echinophyllia sp.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3347.jpg


Hammer coral with a sweeper.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/jossi/1200p/IMG_3517.jpg

dbenenh0
02/08/2016, 08:52 AM
Wow very impressive pictures! My wife wants a new camera, I'll have to add this one to my list of potential acquisitions

noy
02/09/2016, 12:09 AM
Beautiful shots - very nicely done. How do you find the 60mm EF-S macro? That is one lens i have never used.

carpediem_dc
02/09/2016, 12:58 AM
Stunning pictures.

rickztahone
02/09/2016, 12:53 PM
Very nice pictures. Have you ever considered photo stacking? I can only imagine how much nicer the Aussie Scolymia would look if it was photo stacked with at least 10 shots.

selje
02/09/2016, 01:54 PM
Wow very impressive pictures! My wife wants a new camera, I'll have to add this one to my list of potential acquisitions

Thank you! I'm not sure if they sell the 600D anymore. Look into 750D :)

Beautiful shots - very nicely done. How do you find the 60mm EF-S macro? That is one lens i have never used.

Thank you! I think I bought the lense in 2011 so it's quite old. But I see it's available in stores here in Norway. Costs around 600 $ in Norway.

Edit: Found it for sale on Canon's website (https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/ef/macro/ef-s-60mm-f-2-8-macro-usm) for 470 $.
It's a good lense for 470$. But for aquarium use I would choose 90mm or 100mm the next time I'm buying a macro lense.

Stunning pictures.

Thank you :)

Very nice pictures. Have you ever considered photo stacking? I can only imagine how much nicer the Aussie Scolymia would look if it was photo stacked with at least 10 shots.

Thank you! Yes, I would love to focus stack. But my tripod/stand is not stable enough I'm afraid. It's a very old and very cheap tripod. Have to buy a new one soon. And then I will gladly focus stack:bounce3:

noy
02/09/2016, 07:58 PM
Get a remote trigger - you can get a cheap one online - photo stack away after that.

However, if you are concerned about motion artifact from hitting the shutter button - you can align everything up when you auto-align you shots.

frankyrivera
02/09/2016, 08:58 PM
Few questions. Under what lighting were those taken under led halides or T5's. Was the color mostly blue or white. 10k 16k 20k as far as light goes. What settings do you shoot at for instance ISO shutter speed and aperture. Are you using strobes or external flashes if so how many and where are they located in asuming these were taken raw and white balanced and processed using some kind of software. How do you get the black so deep is it processed or camera settings and technique. Sorry for all the pictures it's just the razor sharp quality of your images are stunning. I have been trying for years and can't even get close. I'm pretty sure I have the adequate gear I'm just lacking technique. Any tips would be great. Please post more pics. One more question is your camera a full frame or cropped sensor fx vs. dx. Thanks for your time

selje
02/10/2016, 04:36 AM
Get a remote trigger - you can get a cheap one online - photo stack away after that.

However, if you are concerned about motion artifact from hitting the shutter button - you can align everything up when you auto-align you shots.

Hi noy, thank you for your tips! I use a remote trigger :) I am more concerned about motion when I change the focus/f/shutter speed on the lense. My tripod is not very stable.

Few questions. Under what lighting were those taken under led halides or T5's. Was the color mostly blue or white. 10k 16k 20k as far as light goes. What settings do you shoot at for instance ISO shutter speed and aperture. Are you using strobes or external flashes if so how many and where are they located in asuming these were taken raw and white balanced and processed using some kind of software. How do you get the black so deep is it processed or camera settings and technique. Sorry for all the pictures it's just the razor sharp quality of your images are stunning. I have been trying for years and can't even get close. I'm pretty sure I have the adequate gear I'm just lacking technique. Any tips would be great. Please post more pics. One more question is your camera a full frame or cropped sensor fx vs. dx. Thanks for your time

These pictures was taken under LED canons from Orphek and some T5 tubes with blue bulbs. I have noe idea what kelvin these have as it is not my system.

I don't use strobes or flash. The fish photos is taken hand held, the coral photos are taken with a tripod.

If you use Firefox as a browser you can download a free add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/exif-viewer/) where you can see the EXIF info if you right click on the image. This is a nice tool if you wonder about iso, f and shutter speed on images.

I use Adobe Photoshop CC to edit the pictures. This is a must. For example the black bakground on some of the images is done with the help of PS.

selje
02/10/2016, 06:17 AM
Here's a couple of old photos.

Acropora Pearlberry top-down.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/080216/acropora-pearlberry2.jpg

Ricordea Yuma.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/080216/ricordea-yuma.jpg

Montipora Setosa.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/080216/montipora-setosa.jpg

A picture when I tested my new lamp in 2013.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/080216/orphek-atlantik.jpg

And a couple that is not fish or coral related :)

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/mai/080513/IMG_8447bw-cropet.jpg

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/desember/261211/IMG_7305.jpg

frankyrivera
02/10/2016, 06:44 AM
Damm

rickztahone
02/10/2016, 08:14 PM
I had never seen Ricordea Yuma, but I know I am in love with it now! Beautiful! Such great shots you are displaying here. TFS

noy
02/10/2016, 09:40 PM
really nice stuff!

aqua_dog
02/12/2016, 04:00 PM
these are simply amazing!! the hammer with the sweeper out is crazy!!

selje
02/19/2016, 07:27 AM
Damm

:)

I had never seen Ricordea Yuma, but I know I am in love with it now! Beautiful! Such great shots you are displaying here. TFS

Thank you. The Yuma's is pretty cool. Unfortunately I don't have this anymore. I lost it in a crash a couple of years ago.

really nice stuff!

Thank you!

these are simply amazing!! the hammer with the sweeper out is crazy!!

Thank you! I was lucky that I had the macro lense out when I saw the sweeper :)

selje
02/23/2016, 02:48 PM
Here's my first try with focus stacking. The auto align and auto blend layers in Photoshop is brilliant! I thought I needed a better stand, but it worked almost perfectly with the auto align layers function.

I forgot to set the white balance on the camera so the colours aren't perfect (didn't bother to work longer with them in PS).

This Acropora Spathulata is stacked with 3 photos. f2,8 ISO100, 1/80 sek, 60mm

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/230216/IMG_4065.jpg


Wasn't so happy with this. Used 4 photos for this one. f3,5, ISO100, 1/40 sek, 60mm

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/230216/IMG_4045.jpg


This one is with 8 photos. Acropora Turaki, Acropora Awi and Acropora Simplex. Was not so happy with the focus on these. Seems that I didn't take a photo with focus in the front of the Awi, thought I did. Wasn't as sharp as it should be. Have to practice more. f3,5, ISO100, 1/60 sek, 60mm

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/230216/IMG_4054.jpg


And the last one. Acropora Microclados. Used 2 photos for this image. f7,1, ISO100, 1/50 sek, 60mm

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/februar/230216/IMG_4057.jpg


Looking forward to use this method on LPS like Scolymia, Chalice etc:bounce3:

rickztahone
02/23/2016, 04:30 PM
Very nice stacking practice. I really like them.

selje
03/04/2016, 02:20 PM
Thank you :)

I took out the 60mm lense yesterday and took some top-down shots. Here's some of the pictures.

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/mars/040316/IMG_4092.jpg

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/mars/040316/IMG_4118.jpg

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/mars/040316/IMG_4088.jpg

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/mars/040316/IMG_4132.jpg

http://seljevold.com/saltvann/full/mars/040316/IMG_4079.jpg