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Wow, I'm not sure what to say Dean. I'm humbled that you (someone I admire and look up to) is asking me for advice. Personally I don't use a tripod. I've essentially started using my lens maxed out for the closest focus and started moving the camera back until everything is in focus enough. That's on some of the shots. Others it's the old focus and mess around.

I also have a flash that is justiciable in terms of brightness and has a pivot for the flash.

If you have any other questions I'll try, but I'm still a noob at this photography stuff despite having my camera and lens for years.

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Dean

Lol. Thanks mate, but I'm just another shrimp breeder like you and everyone else :)

When I zoom in to max, the focused part of screen is like a narrow strip in centre of lens and I find it hard to get the shrimp in that tiny area... Think I need the new camera soon :)

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Robert

You need to increase is your aperture Dean, therefore increasing your field of depth. When larger the F stop the more field you'll have in focus. As a result you must adjust your shutter speed / ISO / Increase lighting (flash)

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sajica

For those interested in what gear I use. It's nothing fancy. The limiting factor is the user, followed by lens and then camera body. I use a Canon 400D ( I think I purchased it new in like 2006), Tamron 90mm macro lens and "cheapie" Yongnuo Speedlite. The flash has diffusers, adjustable flash intensity and adjustable flash angle. For what I have (all beginners stuff) I'm happy with my results. I still shoot and hold my camera like I have Parkinsons. If anyone wants more info on my lens or flash shout out and I'll work on something for you.

Here's this morning's quick efforts.

Not happy with this, but I like the scale.

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I like it when the yellows have a picnic

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I liked the colour graduation on this shrimp in the photo.

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A couple for the native fans *me*

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I love when the play camoflage

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I still find these guys weird when they look at you head on.

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Gbang

great work saj :)

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Jag Aquatics

Great shots Saj. Keep them coming...

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sajica

I'm going to appologise for these photos as they aren't the same quality as the last couple of batches but wanted to share them anyway. Once again. I'm sorry

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Horrible and out of focus C.longirostris. BUT she's orange.

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One of my "Blue Tinge Chocolates" I got from Dean that time he had them cheap. I wonder if those light coloured eggs are fertile.

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One of my hand picked and heavily saddled girls

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I'm a sucker for a Red Rilli

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Courtesy of a generous person. I just need more of them :crushed:

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Camoflage

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Not sure what kind of madness this is?

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Classic eating food shot

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Brothers? One's a keeper, One's a cull

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Not quite High Quality.... But the start for my breeding line.

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CCA001

Nice collection you have there Saj.

Photos are good aswell but the shrimp look BETTER :) HEHE

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BlueBolts

Great red rili there .... Nice pics...

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Gbang

Great photos mate! I'm loving the look of the blue tinge cherry female. We are almost there in this forum when it comes to blue cherries!!!

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sajica

Here's a few more photos. I had the day off today and had a little spare time to practice more :)

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I need a girl for this guy

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Do we agree it's a male?

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One of my "culls"

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In the darkness... but I hope she decides to claim the "baby bonus"

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Another shrimp kindly donated from a forum member :)

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I like this shot. In one end and out the other

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She's also decided to apply for the baby bonus too

Thank you :)

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Heavyd

Cool shots mate. Nice and clear photo's. Look forward to seeing some more.

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Dan

Nice pics! Got quite the collection and looks to be ever expanding :)

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sajica
Nice pics! Got quite the collection and looks to be ever expanding :)

The only thing that's not expanding is my bank balance. *sigh*

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Gbang

brooooo those crs are sick as man :)

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SonicShrimplet

Wow love that green!

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sajica
Wow love that green!

Have I missed something? What green?

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Shrimpdream

The Blue Tinge Chocolates those light coloured eggs are fertile, the yellow one I think not fertile.

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lin

very nice shrimps and photography is macro pics on every camera

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