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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question How do you do it?!

Ok so everyone has all these great close up pictures of their betta.. that look completely fabulous and I keep trying and trying and I cannot get the same outcome!

How do you do it?!
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Ok so everyone has all these great close up pictures of their betta.. that look completely fabulous and I keep trying and trying and I cannot get the same outcome!

How do you do it?!
Lots of watching your fish with the camera in the ready & then snapping pic after pic because just as you're clicking the button he or she is moving. I've deleted more pics that had good ones. Sometimes you have stand still so the Betta will settle, mine have a tendency of following where I go so if I move they move. Patience & persistance.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 02:26 PM
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Shellieca is right about taking tons of pics to get just one good one. That is how I feel about photographing a lot of things.

But you can also tell when someone has a super expensive great camera. The really nice shots are obviously not done with a phone camera or a cheapo camera.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 02:39 PM
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To be honest my single decent photo of Echo was taken with pure luck, I was photographing his tank and thought I'd have a go at taking his photo too... he, as always, didn't approve and flared at the camera until it went away.

Well it went away with a decent photo and evidence of his grumps for all to see!

...I think it's mostly a matter of patience though heh.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 02:40 PM
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a nice camera.... and lots of patience.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 06:33 PM
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Camera with a macro setting and lots of pics that get deleted. XD
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 07:02 PM
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Close up, flash turned low and sneaking up on the little fishy. I got lucky in the past with diva fish who loved the camera but my current boy? Hates it hates it HATES IT there's this joke that the camera is his sworn enemy.

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wow thanks! I shall hope to take pictures of mine soon :D
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 10:23 PM
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Just remember...Nothing's cuter then a pic of a sleeping/sleepy betta. XD

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