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Post by Graeme Robson » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:15 am

Sent. :D



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Post by shari » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:08 pm

Thank you O dragon fish guru :D

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:09 pm

Thanks Graeme! I'm glad to hear that the V. maassi's are doing so well. Lovely photos you've been taking lately too, you will have to let me know what settings you are using these days. :wink:

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Post by Jim Powers » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:51 pm

I was curious about the use of oak leaves in your tank. Do you use green or dried leaves? I was going to ask you about the effect on the pH until I read the pdf. It seems they don't mind acidic water.

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Post by Graeme Robson » Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:37 am

Hi Jim. I'd suggest using the dried-up, old brown leaves that accumulate under the trees. They become sturdier i believe, last longer under water. They also hold a tropical look when brown. They tend to curl a little bit and make lots of hidey holes and caves/tunnels for the pangio's. Martin's Pangio pic, explains a lot. Looks superb if you have the time. :)

Hi Emma, here's a quik run down :) :

Image Mode: Fine/7m
White Balance: Auto
Metering: Center-Weighted
Continuous: Single
BBS: Off
Colour Option: Standard
Image Adjustment: Auto
Image Sharpening: High
ISO: Auto
BKT: Off
Saturation Control: Normal
AF Area Mode: Auto
Auto Focus: Single AF

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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:38 am

Thanks Graeme :D

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Post by Graeme Robson » Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:48 am

Emma, do you have your settings at hand? It would be interesting to compare them with my camera.


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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:14 am

Yep, sure Graeme. These are the settings that I have used recently:

Exposure mode: Manual
Exposure comp: -1.7EV
Sensitivity: Auto
White Balance: Auto
Tone comp: Auto
Metering: Multi-pattern
1/60 sec
Image Sharpening: High
Noise reduction: Off
Saturation Control: 0
AF Area Mode: AF-C

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Post by Graeme Robson » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:50 pm

Many thanks. :D

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Post by Kush » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:22 pm

Using the flash for the first time shooting fish. The Maassi didn't seem to mind to much. :wink:

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Post by Graeme Robson » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:55 am

Superb pictures Kush. Nice to see you here. :wink:



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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:57 am

Amazing! Great photos of a very rare fish - for most of us. Thanks!

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Post by worton » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:01 am

Could I also ask for a pdf? :)

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Post by Graeme Robson » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:05 am

Sure. :)

Pm me your e-mail and i'll send you one.


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Post by Kush » Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:47 pm

Thanks Graeme. I hope to be nosing around a little more after the holiday's and such.

Hey Mark, how about this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1081918945

You will have to download Google's videoplayer to view. I think you can download it from the link I posted. My apologies on the quality of the video, it was one of the first times I shot video with this camera. No tripod either. :? I had this upload to Google for months and could never get it verified by them. Deleted it, uploaded again and whata ya know!

Graeme, FYI, you may want to download the Google videoplayer again.
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