New Camera, New Coral Shots, and New Photographer! =]

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  1. SM_Reef

    SM_Reef Member R2R Supporter

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    As title states, I recently acquired a Canon Rebel EOS T6 with an EFS 18-55mm macro lens with a amber polarized filter and haven't had much time to tinker with it but here are a few shots I've taken that I think came out okay. I'll be investing in a tripod, nicer macro, and Building an Obsession porthole ASAP, taking photos is just as addicting as collecting once you get a good lens and camera in front of you! I appreciate all pointers and advice in advance, constructive criticism only please!


    Golden Nugget Chalice
    24K GOLD CHALICE.jpg
    ASD Master Phoenix, with nasty black sand on it.
    ASD MASTER PHOENIX1.jpg
    Rainbow Milli grown from a 1/2" frag
    DING- MILLI.jpg
    Assorted Acans
    ACAN GARDEN.jpg
    Jason Fox Crazy Fox
    JF CRAZY FOX CHALICE.jpg
    ASD Golden Swirl Chalice
    ORANGE RAINBOW CHALICE.jpg
    WWC Christmas Mirabilis
    WWC Christmas Mirabilis.jpg
    Flower Petal Cap
    FLOWERPETAL CAP.jpg
    TCK Pikachu frag
    TCK PIKACHU.jpg

    Thanks for looking!!!

    Sam
     

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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Wow those are some great shots
     
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH

    not sorry for caps lock
     
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    KJ Road Warrior R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader ETRC Member Hospitality Award

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    Nice pic:cool:
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    LOL, I as just looking at lenses
     
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    I would recommend my lens for the price, but I have to be honest 90% of my photo shots came out terribly blurry and I used to think I had steady hands! This lens came with the Canon I bought so I'm not complaining and doing the best with what I have. If I had a tripod and area to work with a tripod it may not be an issue at all. Not sure, I know hardly anything about photography lol.
     
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    That makes two of us that have a few things to learn about photography. I found a really good priced tripod on Costco.com :) I would like a 100mm macro lens
     
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    Nice, I will have to checkout that tripod! Yup, I'm taking photography a day at a time like I do with aquariums, patience is key! I also CANNOT wait for that 100mm macro.
     
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    soon;)
     
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    Nice shots ; where these taken with a porthole or did you hand hold the camera above the water ?
     
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    Thank you I appreciate it! The tank is 10" tall and 8' long acrylic. So I am able to get close to them holding the camera above the water. I took out a couple buckets of water to drop the water line a bit to fit my head and camera within the canopy to have a bit more room to work.
     
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    Nice pics and corals
     
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    Thank you, sir!
     
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    These are camera friendly dimensions, nice trick
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Stunning photos! Great job!
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
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    Great shots
     
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    Thank you very much!
     
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    Couple more shots I took!

    Gonzo Frankenberry, this thing is insane. This is a must have coral imo. GONZO FRANKENBERRY.jpg

    This is a colony bought in Sept 2016. I've named it the Red Velvet Shortcake. Polyps are dark red.
    RED VELVET SHORTCAKE.jpg

    This is a colony I bought in Sept2016. This one I have named Zeus. It's became a very nice rainbow tenuis!
    ZEUS CLOSE.jpg


    Thanks again for looking!

    Sam
     
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    Sweet shots. Seems like I could get some tips from you.
     
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