Macro at the Mote Aquarium

Greetings from southwest Florida,

This week’s images are from this past Wednesday as Michele and I went up to Sarasota to celebrate her birthday. We had a great day, and one of the places we visited was the Mote Aquarium. I have always been fascinated with salt water aquariums, so I decided to try some macro photography using the same techniques that I use in my frog and reptile workshops. I was really pleased with the results and the flash made all the difference stopping the action and giving me tack sharp images of some of these underwater beauties.
Below are just a few of the images I took using this technique to get these shots.
I hope you enjoy this week’s photos.
Have a blessed week.
Isaiah 40:31
Tips for shooting into aquariums
1. The glass has to be clean and clear. (no algae or scratches) The same goes for the water, it has to be pretty clear.
2.  Be conscious of the background, wait for the fish to swim into the open, or against a natural setting.
3.  Lens has to be square to the glass and right up against it (in this case I was using my 50mm macro lens up against the glass of the aquarium)
4.  Use a flash above or to the side to light the subject. A ring flash hand held over the top of the lens tilted in a downward direction worked great for these images.
5.  Use manual mode, 1/200 sec, F16- 22, ISO 400
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