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sajica

I'm going to admit, I'm still a photography noob despite having owned a DSLR and Macro lens for years. Shrimp isn't really something I've had any experience photographing.

Here's a few shots of my first attempts :)

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I KNOW I can do better, just need some practice and the right opportunity for the shrimp to play along :)

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NoGi

A good start mate. Once you get their eyes in focus, everything else usually falls in place.

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Apollo4

Very nice shrimp mate. Great colours

not a bad first attempt at all

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Loach

Nice pics mate! Keep practising and you should get better :)

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sajica

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I bothered to buy batteries for my flash this time but only managed to take 1 semi decent shot

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I'll have to practice more tomorrow.

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planted

not bad shots, i notice your using f4, try using f13-f16 as it's easier to get all of the shrimp in full focus and a lower ISO setting of say 200-400 would be better if you can too ;)

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sajica

Thanks for the tips planted..

Here's a couple of new shots... nothing great in this lot, but like the challenge...

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Caridinides wilkinsoni

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Quick, gather around

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A special "J" Grade Shrimp

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Triggs

Beautiful shots, And your Cherries are beautiful

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Heavyd

Fire red cherry looks great.

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sajica

Some of this morning's efforts before work :p

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Follow the leader

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Attempted camoflage

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Red Rili caterpillar

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sajica

Do I dare say, sorry for the double post?

Fresh off the memory card...

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Quick...... RUN!!!

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Meal for two

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I never knew fish flakes looked so... web'esque

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NoGi

Good shots mate. Try and get the eyes a little sharper, a little more light might help you with the focus?

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jacet

good shot for your first efforts mate... you are the same as me i have had a dslr for year and the macro lens to and just starting to play a bit myself... lots of good advice i have read on here so far with out the dribble...

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Jess

Wow, you've got some lovely shrimp there! And I think your photos are great, definitely better than what I can do :D

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sajica

Ok, next batch..... getting better.....

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NoGi

Heaps better mate. I think the blur is now due to the angle to the glass? Are shooting straight rather than looking down/up?

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sajica

Straight ahead, next lot I'll give the glass a whip down again and clean/ remove my lens filter.

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sajica

Nogi... I forgot to wipe my glass down....

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And I've included this one because I had no idea Planaria have hairs on their body, which you can just make out.

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NoGi

Wow 100x better, great shots.

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sajica

Ok a couple of new shots.

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And not shrimp related but this is one of their tankmates. We had them at the shop for around over month and no one even looked at them. That's fine by me, as it gives me something pretty to look at and point a camera at.

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The nicer of my two males

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Dan

Some really nice pics and even better shrimp :)

Good to see you've finally got the shrimp bug bad!

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sajica
Some really nice pics and even better shrimp :)

Good to see you've finally got the shrimp bug bad!

My bank account isn't enjoying it and you're right. None of my hobbies are cheap.

BTW How many years has it been you've been offering me Red Cherry Shrimp and inviting me over? :p

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Dan

Haha who knows but I suppose now would be a bad time to tell you it was all a lie and I don't have any? ;-)

One of these days hopefully one of your expensive hobbies will be self sustaining... :)

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sajica

I spotted a couple of new addtions to my tank, here's one of them ;) A little baby Red Rilli shrimp

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If you ever through shrimp macro photography was/is hard. Try taking a photo of a 1 week old shrimp with a 90mm macro lens :dejection:

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Dean

ice pics mate, how do you get them so clear???

do you use a tripod to hold the camera?

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