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Today In The Fishroom~10/29/11 The Betta Project

7 years 8 months ago #31171 by Mugwump
Just happened to see this post...Very nice pics, very nice...I imagine blown up would be even better..the colors are amazing....nice job,nice job..

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7 years 8 months ago #31160 by BCParker
Awesome photos.

Thanks for describing the setup

I don't really like bettas. They always look kinda diseased or moldy to me- but that pink guy is pretty cool.

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7 years 8 months ago #31156 by dragonkeeper
Very nice! Betta have some specular color variety in them and it looks like you were able to capture that. Well done sir!

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7 years 8 months ago #31153 by Aquamojo
What's up Chicago?!

My good friends Rose and Tony Orso laid a couple of very nice Betta on me to photograph. I purchased two plastic boxes at a local craft store. One I painted with a black background and the other I left clear. I set them up on top of a piece of eggcrate suspended across two cinder blocks. Underneath I put one heavily diffused Nikon SB-900 flash...on top another with a Gary Fong Lightsphere. Behind I placed a silver reflector. This had no effect on the black background, but when I switched to the clear it gave some additional back light. Once I placed the box down I cut a small hole in the eggcrate and placed a hand mirror so it would lay against the side of the box.

Here's the setup:



The results...IMHO were amazing. I was shooting at ISO 100, 1/320th, @ f32. The colors were off the chart since the light was filtering both in front and behind the fish. Here's the results:

Never seen a pink Betta. This fish is amazing.













Beautiful split tail Betta.













Finally a dragon scale Betta.













Hope to do more of these in the future.

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