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Old 06/20/2019, 06:10 AM   #176
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You really need a good telephoto. Place a mirror at an appropriate place can really held the ones that does not flashes often to flashes.
For some really fast wrasse, I disable the auto focus and set it at a specific distance and snap when the wrasse get into the zone. These cases mirror really help because they will flash at the same place, right in front of the mirror. Hope this help.
Also point and shoot camera just won’t do it. There is too much delay between your command and the shutter actually release.


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Old 06/20/2019, 06:42 AM   #177
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You really need a good telephoto. Place a mirror at an appropriate place can really held the ones that does not flashes often to flashes.
For some really fast wrasse, I disable the auto focus and set it at a specific distance and snap when the wrasse get into the zone. These cases mirror really help because they will flash at the same place, right in front of the mirror. Hope this help.
Also point and shoot camera just won’t do it. There is too much delay between your command and the shutter actually release.
OrionN - Next time you take some pictures can you take a picture of the set up you are doing? I am curious about this mirror trick you are using. I have never tried the mirror trick. What lense and camera are you using? I normally use my 100mm macro for most shots. But I have others .


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Old 06/20/2019, 07:02 AM   #178
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We are getting ready for a reunion out of town so I cannot do it this weekend. I will try to do this next weekend for you. My tank have a painted back so I cannot put the mirror in the back, but this is easiest I would think. You will get picture of the reflection also.
You can put the mirror on the side, but the orientation of the fish is different and the fish will be moving fast toward or away from the camera.
I get the best picture if I put the mirror in front of the camera . Disable auto focus and focus it at a specific place just outside the edge of the mirror. As the fish flashes, and move forward, he will move past the mirror, still flashing. You only have a fraction of a second to snap the picture before he stop flashing.
If you object is one of the bolder wrasse, he will flashes all the time, and it is easy. Just make sure you have bright light, open the aperture and shorten the shutter speed for clear picture.


The last few pictures, the best pictures, of my Eightline Flasher were just pictures of him strutting around the tank in late evening, no mirror or gimmick. I just have the camera on correct setting and snapped a few picture. That was just pure luck. I keep my camera on a stand next to the tank.



Best of luck with your shooting. Hope you get trophies of your wrasses.


I have an Olympus E-M5II. The lens I like to use the most is the Olympus 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO. Due to sensor element size, this lens is equal to 12-80mm Zoom in a 35 mm sensor SLR


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Old 06/20/2019, 08:15 AM   #179
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We are getting ready for a reunion out of town so I cannot do it this weekend. I will try to do this next weekend for you. My tank have a painted back so I cannot put the mirror in the back, but this is easiest I would think. You will get picture of the reflection also.
You can put the mirror on the side, but the orientation of the fish is different and the fish will be moving fast toward or away from the camera.
I get the best picture if I put the mirror in front of the camera . Disable auto focus and focus it at a specific place just outside the edge of the mirror. As the fish flashes, and move forward, he will move past the mirror, still flashing. You only have a fraction of a second to snap the picture before he stop flashing.
If you object is one of the bolder wrasse, he will flashes all the time, and it is easy. Just make sure you have bright light, open the aperture and shorten the shutter speed for clear picture.



The last few pictures, the best pictures, of my Eightline Flasher were just pictures of him strutting around the tank in late evening, no mirror or gimmick. I just have the camera on correct setting and snapped a few picture. That was just pure luck. I keep my camera on a stand next to the tank.



Best of luck with your shooting. Hope you get trophies of your wrasses.


I have an Olympus E-M5II. The lens I like to use the most is the Olympus 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO. Due to sensor element size, this lens is equal to 12-80mm Zoom in a 35 mm sensor SLR

OrionN - Thanks for the info! Looking forward to it seeing how you have this set up. I think I have and old mirror laying around if not I will run across the street to the Dollar store. My tank is sorta a peninsula no painted sides...one long side is viewable through wall and the end and back are viewable in my fishroom. Just to be clear you are not putting the mirror in the tank correct? Are you using any off camera flashes? I am struggling with fish photos and LEDS. I have a few good fish shots from long ago of a couple of my old wrasses. I shot with a Canon 70D so I may have to pull out the 24-70mm or 70-200mm and my tri-pod.


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