Y. modesta - little & large

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Y. modesta - little & large

Post by Emma Turner » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:14 am

Following on from one of my previous old posts featuring juvenile and adult of the same species pictured together, here are some photos I took recently of Yasuhikotakia modesta:

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Just a bit of fun really, but it is interesting to see the differences side by side.

Here's a link to the same for Botia dario and Syncrossus hymenophysa (scroll down for S. hymenophysa): http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=9620

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Post by raving_wayne » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:20 am

fantastic pics emma, what size is the adult? looks huge

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Post by Emma Turner » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:48 am

Thanks Rave, the adult is 6" TL.

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Post by loachmom » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:50 am

Great photo, Emma. It's so interesting to see the two together. I went to that older thread you have linked. I had forgotten about that one. It was nice to see the B. darios.

You can keep on making these comparison pics whenever you have the time. I'm sure none of us will complain. :)

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Post by wasserscheu » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:00 am

Woah, thats what I said seeing this pic, and I am be myself here right now. Not often you see such a large one in such good condition. Very nice.

Got to check the link...

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Post by bslindgren » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:53 am

Great photos and excellent idea to show them side by side. Thanks Emma. BTW is that a special tank you have for taking photos? It seems narrow. Either way, great stuff. It would be great to have similar photos for each common species in the species index!
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Post by Doc » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 am

The larger fish is a real beauty. I want him :(
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Post by Ashleigh » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:30 am

That is one brute of a fish :shock: stunning 8)

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Post by Barracuda518 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:52 am

Wow, thats a great looking fish. I dont ever see them much healthier then that.

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:33 pm

Thanks all. :D
bslindgren wrote:BTW is that a special tank you have for taking photos? It seems narrow. Either way, great stuff.
Yes, it's one of several different photo tanks I have, and they are all fairly narrow so that there is a greater chance of getting the fish in focus. I am lucky in that I am able to spend time photographing fish after the shop has closed. They are never in these small photo tanks for more than 5 mins, and they are filled with water from the particular system each species is currently living in.

I should probably also point out that these fish are for sale! They are specimens from our stock tanks. :wink:

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Edit: have just been PMd about the big modestas.
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Post by bslindgren » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:38 pm

It's impressive that the fish seem relatively calm and of normal colour, so it obviously works well with these tanks. Great idea for getting species photos, for sure.

Thanks Emma.
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Post by cichlidmayhem » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:51 pm

Hi Emma,
What kind of camara are you useing?
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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:23 pm

Really impressive images. Bigger modesta looks like bigger than 6" but we will trust you. Image

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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:38 pm

Thank you all for the nice comments. :D Gary, I use a Nikon Coolpix 8700 and use manual settings that over time I have found work well. The inbuilt flash is the only thing that lets the camera down really. I do have a separate external flash for it, but still haven't managed to get good results with it. I think I probably need more than one flash unit. So instead I have been making do with the built in flash but tend to use bright lighting about 2" from the water's surface. These shots of the Y. modesta just had a standard Hagen Powerglo tube resting on top of the tank, but for other fish that don't mind bright lighting I use a TMC Aquaray unit which is quite intense.

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Post by cichlidmayhem » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:22 pm

WOW! Emma I have the same camara! I'm not very good with all the settings therefore I'm getting really bad pics, everything comes out blurry. I'll need to email you off list to find out more.

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