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Clownfish and banggai cardinalfish



Amphiprion ocellaris (Clownfish) and Pterapogon kauderni (banggai cardinalfish). Sarcophyton is the coral in which the clownfish is hiding. Pseudopterogorgia bi...
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Amphiprion ocellaris (Clownfish) and Pterapogon kauderni (banggai cardinalfish). Sarcophyton is the coral in which the clownfish is hiding. Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata is the purple coral bottom left. Sinularia is the large coral behind the cardinalfish. Thanx to Pedro Nunoferreira from here at Viewbug for correcting me on the clownfish variety and as well as taking the time identifying the correct variety of corals....!
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richardpetersen October 30, 2014
Thanks to everyone.
laurieknowlton
 
laurieknowlton November 12, 2014
great underwater shot! Wish i was swimming with them!
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richardpetersen November 12, 2014
thank u Laurie! ;-)
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richardpetersen November 15, 2014
thank u all for the awards.....! ;-)
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira April 25, 2015
You have my vote for the composition. Nice Pterapogon kauderni, nice Sinularia, nice Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata, nice Sarcophyton, and Amphiprion looks to be ocellaris.
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richardpetersen April 27, 2015
Thnx Pedro.....! I have rewritten the clownfish and coral identities, thnx for your time and knowledge.....!
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haroldbostwick November 15, 2015
nice pic

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at a sushi shop in Maine..... there they had a good size salt fish tank.
Time
This photo was taken October 6th 2014 at 6:05 pm.
Lighting
I had to utilize the ambient lighting from the sushi place.... so I wouldnt bother the other customers.
Equipment
I still use an old Nikon D70s which still has the original battery after all these years. This particular shot was taken with a Tokina 100mm AT-X Pro Prime. A friend of mine and myself were emptying her storage shed and upon going thru some of her photography gear came across this lens, she no longer had any use for it and just gave it to me.... pretty kool huh!
Inspiration
Well, my photography teacher/guru knew this sushi place had a fish tank and we got a table right next to it. Of course we had our cameras and after a while inbetween ordering I stated shooting. Flash off not to annoy the other customers, and it seemed to help not annoying the fish.
Editing
I can tell you that after reviewing the 500 or so photos I shot that day it became rather apparent that shooting fish even in a fish tank isnt so easy. The biggest problem I had was the debris in the water. The small bits floating around the tank were enumerous and filled every single photo I had taken. Of those that were free from this issue were about 20. Yeah, not so easy. Afterwards, I went thru the keepers and cropped and sharpened and well, mostly that. I use Lightroom.
In my camera bag
I am an amatuer photograher so I don't really have a lot cameras and lenses. But, I have an Nikon D70s and 3 lenses. A Tokina 100mm AT-X Pro Prime , a Tamron 28-80mm 177D, and a Tamron 70-300mm 572D. The Tokina is for my macro stuff, the 28-80mm for group shots, and the 70-300mm for just about anything.
Feedback
Well I'm no expert thats for sure, that being said, I would suggest to anyone who loves photography to pursue shooting things u enjoy in your free time. Also there are a number of little groups available for free on the internet that often give out free user tips and tricks out there these days. Some of it is repetitive but there is always some little gem of knowledge in those articles. Also take as many shots as u can from different angles and distances, you may never have the time or chance to come across the subject matter again. But, for the most part, enjoy your time in the field. I really enjoy being out in nature and having an activity like photography will drag me out of my cave and off on some little adventure.

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