Originally uploaded by stephenlamb
This fish is a molly with dalmation like markings.
This is photograph comes from my first attempt at photographing the fish in our tropical aquarium. I found it more difficult than photographing our cold water fish. This was mainly for two reasons - they are much smaller and they move more quickly. I used the long end of my mid range zoom lens with a +3 Cokin close up lens fitted to it. This at least made the fish a reasonable size in the veiwfinder. However there were a huge number of blurred and unusable shots. Despite the use of a close up lens, I still had to heavily crop the photographs before uploading them to the net. I will try again and hope I can get better results in the future. The photographs were taken with the ISO set to 800 and the aperture at f5.6. The aquarium lights were on. No flash was used.
This is another molly. We have four of them in our aquarium - all with different markings. I failed to get usable photographs of the other two on this occasion.