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Old 09/27/2003, 10:32 PM   #1
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Talking Show me your teeth!

How about posting some teeth photos?

Here is a Lawnmower Blenny for starters. The photo was photographed by me using my Nikon CoolPix 4500 at Jonas Karlsson's aquarium in Kalmar.




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Old 09/27/2003, 10:34 PM   #2
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that is absolutely amazing Max- one of a kind.
bravo!


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Old 09/27/2003, 10:36 PM   #3
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You can even see a new tooth migrating down to replace an old one. Cool!


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Old 09/27/2003, 11:27 PM   #4
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Awesome pic.

I have a Nikon Coolpix 2500 and I can never get a shot like that. For some reason when I zoom all the way (which isn't that far) the image gets blurry.

What settings do you use?


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Old 09/27/2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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Old 09/28/2003, 12:07 AM   #6
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An excellent example of how a shallow depth of field can be successful with close-ups. Outstanding!

And yes...teeth...a wonderful subject.
I'll see if I can get my creative juice flowing to produce a successful image. Wish me luck.

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Old 09/28/2003, 09:30 AM   #7
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Thanks Greg.

photobarry, if you look closely you will also see several more teeth migrating, but most of them in earlier stages of their journey.

XxAngelzDustxX, this photo is only zoomed about halfway, because that is where the closest focusing distance is on the nikon 4500. I estimate that the distance to the subject was about 3 cm from the lens in this shot. I don't know at what zoom position the 2500 has its closest focusing distance, but unfortunately most cameras have it in wide angle position.

cjm033, I guess you are refering to the end of an algae that is about to get eaten?

Snail Guy, Good luck and let those juices flow freely. I'm looking forward to see your teeth!

Here is another photo. This time it's my Royal Gramma Basslet making a small yawn. Photo was shot with my Casio 2800UX.




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Old 09/28/2003, 03:52 PM   #8
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These shots are fantastic!! Some of the coolest I've ever seen!!


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Old 09/29/2003, 03:31 PM   #9
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Those pictures are incredibly amazing! That must of been some luck getting the picture of the Royal Gramma Basslet yawning. Keep the pics coming.


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Old 09/29/2003, 03:37 PM   #10
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I want more!!!


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Old 09/29/2003, 05:18 PM   #11
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Max: Those are some crisp photos. You have me no staring at my tank, trying to see if I can see any of my Lawnmower's teeth . You have to show us some more pictures.


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Old 09/29/2003, 10:24 PM   #12
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Simply beautiful shots.....very very impressive.


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Old 09/29/2003, 10:40 PM   #13
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awesome shots bro!


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Old 09/29/2003, 11:05 PM   #14
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I can't help but reiterate what everyone has said. Once in a while you come across pictures that are truly jaw dropping. These belong in a coffee table book about reef aquariums IMO.

Beautiful shots .. congratulations!


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Old 09/29/2003, 11:58 PM   #15
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Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

You want us to post pictures of teeth?! I'm trying to just get a crisp shot of the entire fish at this point.


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Old 09/30/2003, 07:05 AM   #16
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I'm blown away! Totally awesome shots!!

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Old 09/30/2003, 07:45 AM   #17
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I just noticed that I had forgotten to correct the color cast (from the overhead flash that also served as backlight) on the gramma photo, but now I've updated it so that the purple looks a bit more natural, instead of the pinkish look it had before.

> These shots are fantastic!! Some of the coolest I've ever seen!!

Thanks Pisces69!

> Those pictures are incredibly amazing! That must of been some luck getting the picture of the Royal Gramma Basslet yawning. Keep the pics coming.

Thanks jf228! Actually, luck didn't have much influence in this shot. It took me two photosessions (about 3 hours each) to get that photo and I was aiming to get an open mouth shot of the Grama all that time. I also got a few other shots with the Gramma's mouth open, but I still havn't gotten a good in focus closeup of the great threatening gaping that my Gramma sometimes displays, when quarreling with my bicolor blenny.

> I want more!!!

Well, I want more also. I was hoping for more people to post some teeth photos. Come on you ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, show us some teeth!

> Those are some crisp photos. You have me no staring at my tank, trying to see if I can see any of my Lawnmower's teeth . You have to show us some more pictures.

Tanks liv4speed1! It gave me a chuckle when I imagined you looking at your Lawnmower. One thing thouch is that it usually has it's lips covering the teeth, so they are hidden most of the time when it is resting. I do have a before and after shot of Jonas' Lawnmower raising the lips and showing those teeth. Are you interested in seeing those two pics? If so, I'll edit them and post them in this thread. I also got a few other photos of different species of fish showing some teeth, although not as spectacular as the shots above. I'll post some of them in this thread, if more people whow their teeth photos.

> Simply beautiful shots.....very very impressive.

Thanks sammystingray!

> awesome shots bro!

Thanks fomoco!

> I can't help but reiterate what everyone has said. Once in a while you come across pictures that are truly jaw dropping. These belong in a coffee table book about reef aquariums IMO. Beautiful shots .. congratulations!

Thanks jdsabin1!
I also really liked the play on words in your reply!

> Gorgeous!!!!!!!! You want us to post pictures of teeth?! I'm trying to just get a crisp shot of the entire fish at this point.

Thanks melev!
Yes, I want you to post pictures that show some teeth. It doesn't have to be macro closeups though. As long as you can see the teeths (or a tooth) it's fine by me.


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Old 09/30/2003, 07:55 AM   #18
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Okay, this isn't exactly what you wanted, but it'll probably let me skate by for now.




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Well, this isn't up to the standard of your shots Max but this fish has a nice set of choppers nonetheless.



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Old 09/30/2003, 02:35 PM   #20
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> I'm blown away! Totally awesome shots!!

Well Lisa, I guess that makes us even, since you blew me away one and a half year ago. Thanks.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=2683463

> Okay, this isn't exactly what you wanted, but it'll probably let me skate by for now.

melev, I think snails have a radula, but no real teeth or jaws. However, it's close enough fo me, so anyone who has some pics of a saltwater animal showing it's radula or other organ with the same function as teeth, feel free to post those pics in this thread.

> Well, this isn't up to the standard of your shots Max but this fish has a nice set of choppers nonetheless.

Great photo and foxy choppers Lisa! I love it!



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Well, this is dental work, does this count. Though still not up to par with other shots in this thread. Cool thread Max!

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Old 09/30/2003, 09:12 PM   #22
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> Well, this is dental work, does this count.

WOW, that's so cool! I'm definately bending the rules for that one! Do they do that often? Maybe you can get a similar shot with better focus? Except for the focus, that image is just great!


melev, here is a buddy for that snail you posted. I photographed this one at Jonas Karlsson's aquarium using my Nikon 4500. The poor thing didn't find much food on that glass, because Jonas cleaned it from algae before the photosession.




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Old 09/30/2003, 10:24 PM   #23
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Max, I took over 100 pictures today trying to capture some teeth. I got a ton of burry images, and a few focused ones. I've asked for some guidelines on DP Review for the best settings for my Fuji S602Z camera to capture these moving objects.

How do you induce yawning? Do you pour carbonated water into the tank to suck out all the oxygen?


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Old 09/30/2003, 11:25 PM   #24
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How do you induce yawning? Do you pour carbonated water into the tank to suck out all the oxygen?
LMAO...






Obviously, Max has infinite patience. And thank goodness because we get to see the fruits of his labor.



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Old 10/01/2003, 05:59 AM   #25
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> I took over 100 pictures today trying to capture some teeth. I got a ton of burry images, and a few focused ones. I've asked for some guidelines on DP Review for the best settings for my Fuji S602Z camera to capture these moving objects. How do you induce yawning? Do you pour carbonated water into the tank to suck out all the oxygen?

melev, I don't do anything to induce the yawning. (It might help to feed the animal to get it to open it's mouth to see it's teeth. It wouldn't be a yawn, but should be cool anyway.) My way is to wait for the right moment and be ready when it comes. I usually use manual focus and often as many other manual settings as possible to cut down on shutter lag. When I use my new Nikon 4500 without flash I usually have it in drive mode, to be able to capture sequences. (My old casio 2800 doesn't have drive mode.) One or more external flashes is great for capturing sharp images of fast moving subjects. If you don't use flash, you need a lot of light on the aquarium to get sharp images, unless you want to bump up the iso, but that will give you noise instead that will make small details (like small teeth) loose their sharpness.

> Obviously, Max has infinite patience. And thank goodness because we get to see the fruits of his labor.

Pisces69, my patience is not infinite, but I do have a lot of it. To keep from getting bored though, I usually shoot "normal" photos of the subject, while waiting for the right moment. It can be frustrating to sit several hours without getting "the" shot you're after, but you don't loose until you stop trying, or your subject is no longer available. It feels damn good when you finally get a shot you've been trying to get for a long time. Also, I enjoy aquarium photography way too much to be able to classify it as labour.



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