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MickAlicic PRO
MickAlicic May 27, 2016
Lovely shot! Voted in Battle of Amateurs.
nandicmb PRO+
nandicmb April 26, 2020
Congratulations on your win in Sea Fish Photo Challenge!
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margaretgodfrey April 26, 2020
great shot, congrats on winning challenge :)
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Behind The Lens

I took this photo during my first trip to the San Antonio Zoo.
The aquarium is indoors, so time of day didn't really affect the photo.
All of the lighting was from the aquarium's system. It was very soft and diffused so the color of the fish really popped.
I used my Canon Rebel t6i and a Canon 50-250mm lens. I balanced the camera on whatever object was close...I think it was the back of a bench.
I had just gotten my camera, and I was testing it out at the zoo. I thought this fish was a gorgeous color. Thankfully, the fish was curious about me too - it stayed still and close to the glass.
I cropped the photo to adjust the perspective and enhanced the color intensity and contrast.
In my camera bag
I now carry two Canon Rebels and I've upgraded my lenses. I have Tamron SP 150-600mm and Tamron 70-200 mm lenses.
Learn to control your breathing while taking a photo without a tripod. If you get excited in the moment and breathe hard during the shot, you run the risk of a blurry photo. Also, be patient and observant of your surroundings, so you don't miss an obliging subject.

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