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Nyatzi

5 years 9 months ago #35961 by Razzo
Replied by Razzo on topic Nyatzi
Same image, just not cropped in so tight :)


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5 years 9 months ago #35960 by Razzo
Nyatzi was created by Razzo
Can anyone tell that I have been home, sick, the past few days? I think, my wife and I picked up a summer cold when we dropped our son off at college in Ohio last weekend. I am on Day 3 of my cold and starting to get better while my wife is on Day1 and is going down hill fast. No better time to spend quality time with Nyatzi and camera in hand :wink:

With the overhead flash on top of the tank and the camera fixed on the tripod, the fish's position in the flash zone is very important. I try to set up in an ambush spot and hope for the best. I finally caught Nyatzi flaring (well, partially flaring) his dorsal fin. As the supreme alpha male in the 125-gallon tank, there is not much need to flare his dorsal fin. I was so excited to catch a partial flare and have it a good location in the flash zone. I have my new favorite image now!

I do want to confess one detail: while shooting this afternoon with the overhead flash, I set the white balance, as best as possible, on the camera to try to get "true images." I was noticing a little too much blue in the view finder and the purple highlights I love on my Mikula were not showing up on screen. I made a decision, when this image went to "Post" I was going to attempt to regain the color that I believe my naked eye was seeing and was lost to the flash. This means I was going to break one of my rules: with frontosa, Blue & Purple adjustments are off limits!

Here's my confession: in Adobe Camera RAW, I adjust the Blue slider (+3) and the Purple slider (+11). Again, this was to attempt to regain the color I was seeing with my eyes in the tank. The adjustment was minor and I even held back a little from where I thought it should be, just to be conservative. I feel it is important to admit this because people buy my fry and I want their trust.

So, I believe these colors to be real; but, I did slightly tweak the blues and purples to overcome (what I believe) to be color lost due to the flash.

In any event, with that disclaimer out of the way,.... I am really stoked about this image:



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