Friday, July 11, 2008

July 11th - Green Anemone


I went to the aquarium today, with some friends. They don't allow monopods or tripods there, so I had to handhold all my shots, and with a high ISO to boot. :( Not many of my photos came out any good, but I liked this one, so here's today's shot: A giant green anemone. Enjoy.

13 comments:

kimbomac said...

Certainly giant and certainly green. Nice shot. Aquariums are very hard to shoot at. The low light and multicoloured lights make all the trickiest situations. This one looks great!

Andromeda5000 said...

Lovely clear shot especially since you had no thing to stand the camera on. Well taken.

secretatlantis said...

Well done, it looks lovely.
When taking handhold shots with a longer shuttertime I always try to find a diffent kind of support and use the "breathing trick". Of course that doesn't always help but does decrease the amount failed shots.
Oh, and somebody told me once when shooting through a window I should hold my lens in a certain angle against the window to avoid unwanted reflections.

Looking at your photo you did just fine!

Capriccio said...

Pretty! It looks so milky and smooth. Great job - I know how hard aquariums are.

mmc9496 said...

nice shot! I love the funky looking creatures they always have in aquariums!

Whalelight said...

Cool subject and I think you did very well in capturing its image :) I can almost see its tentacles swaying in the water.

Phildo said...

Ah ha! It is a salt water tank! :)

MeLummy said...

That is one freaky lookin' beast, and you did a great job capturing it. Nice one!

learn2swim96 said...

I think you did a brilliant job, once again, capturing an animal (?) in glass and water! I know how hard it is and you can see lottsa detail in this little thing.

YMS said...

Beautifully clear.

dollyllama said...

Incredibly cool shot.

Ziaphra said...

Beautiful!

BoC said...

Awesome shot! I love noodle-y sea creatures!

One trick you can use to get around a no mono- or tripod rule is this; get a length of string or thin rope and tie both ends in a loop. Put your foot in one loop and just stand there, put your 'camera hand' in the other loop and pull tight (you'll have to adjust the overall length to your height, of course); that should offer a decent amount of steadying support for most shots.