Today in the Fishroom ~ 6/1/12 F0 Amphilophus hogaboomorum

June 01, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I recently moved the F0 A. hogaboomorum into a larger tank. The primary reason was that in the smaller 180 gallon tank the pair would eventually stop caring for the fry. I think it had a lot to do with the larger "single" male that resided in the tank. Not sure...but what I speculate. I moved him out into another tank. As luck would have it, a frie...
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Today in the Fishroom ~ 4/5/12 Macro Portrait Photography

April 07, 2012
I am testing new photo tanks. The one that these photos were shot in is a little different than most that I make. Most have a painted black back and a frosted glass bottom to diffuse light. The biggest problem that I have is cutting down the amount of light that I throw on a tank. So this time I painted the back, sides and bottom first with frosted...
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Today in the Fishroom ~ 3/13/12 F0 Amphilophus hogaboomorum

March 12, 2012
one of the most prolific breeders in my fishroom, F0 Amphilophus hogaboomorum. It seems like they have fry about every three weeks. Most of the fry I remove shortly after they begin swimming. TO be honest, most are used as food for other grow out cichlids. I have a couple dozen juveniles throughout my various tanks. Here's momma Hog tending to f...
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Today in the Fishroom ~ 2/26/12 Paratheraps zonatus

February 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
One of my favorite fish photo models, my zonatum...the Blue Beast. I set up the lights a little differently here. Normally I will put two or three lights on top and one on the bottom. On this shot I placed two flash units on the bottom. The main difference was in the direction of the light. Normally I would angle the flash, diffused, straight up. T...
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Old Things Can Be Good Things

February 25, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Photos at the Luzerne County Historical Society. We went to photograph some of the antique hats that were on exhibit but ended up getting a bit more. Here are two HDR image (five exposures) that was processed in HDR Pro. A close up of an Antique hat pin. And Some very nice photos of some of the Indian artifacts.
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