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Old 11-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #1 
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How do I get good pictures of my betta?

How do I get good pictures of my betta? I want the real color I see but when I look at the picture it is greenish. He is a blue/red CT. I have a newer Samsung digital camera.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:36 AM   #2 
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Well, you should have perfect lighting. Not too bright or else the glass will glare and totally mess up your whole picture. And not too dark so you can actually see it. It is much harder to take a picture of a dark betta. Like mine. My betta is dark, and I can NEVER get an awesome picture! Be sure not to startle your betta, or else it will turn out blurry. Feeding it a pinch is a great idea. It won't see the camera since it will be distracted. Then, snap a quick picture while it's eating! If there are still problems, let me know! Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:47 AM   #3 
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Personally uses a Samsung PL120... useful in so many ways
Yes, lighting is absolutely essential, I found florescent light do the best job of showing the true colour of my bettas. Normal hood lights on the fish tanks do well. Natural light and yellowish bulbs tend to deepen the already deep looking colour on my bettas.

I love the hold and snap function on my camera, got some really good pictures with it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:33 AM   #4 
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in a camara try using the setting that looks like a flower that get me great pics of mine ...
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:31 PM   #5 
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I dont know the capabilities of your camera but here's what I do with mine:
Shutter speed has to be at the fastest speed possible. Mine is set at 1/250, you it to be sensible and capture a fast moving fish.
Keep your ISO low or the picture will start blurring on you, I keep mine at 400.
Turn on your Macro (the little tulip) or Macro Zoom if you have it.
As for lighting, it's a little tricky. You don't want the flash to be your only source of light. Have a strong flourescent on your fish and find an angle that won't create glare on the tank.
It takes a ton of picture taking to get one that looks ok... it requires a lot of patience.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:28 PM   #6 
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In that case, get a bigger sd card :p

I take so many pics of my bettas that my bf got jealous of them :P
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