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Seattle Aquarium

Bimjo

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Took the grandkids to the Seattle Aquarium recently. I managed to get some shots despite herding cats, er… grandkids the whole time. More shots on my blog.

All shot with my 5N on auto-ISO with the kit zoom. Noise reduction was applied in post processing.

The tidal pool. Kids (of all ages) are allowed to touch with one finger. TJ tried the two finger "pull and lift" method of hands on. Fortunately he got away with it as this was the first stop and getting kicked out that soon would have sucked.
NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/4.0    1/30s    ISO 3200


What a cutie!
NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    29mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 3200


Dinner!
NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/4.0    1/2s    ISO 3200


What the underside of a abalone looks like.
NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/4.0    1/13s    ISO 3200


I have some shots of the reef life that I'll post up later.
 

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Great shots. A friend got invited to an photographers night at some big aquarium in Los Angeles, he said it was like a tripod convention. Sometimes hard to get aquarium photos, because you can't make your subjects stay still, much like the referenced cat herding.
 

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Man I'd love to get to shoot after hours in an aquarium with a tripod and control of the room lights. Drool!

Unfortunately every aquarium I've ever been in was a no tripod zone. They don't even really like monopods for that matter.
 

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Thanks Dave, the lighting usually does leave something to be desired.
 

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yup

Thanks Dave, the lighting usually does leave something to be desired.
Reflections galore, low lighting, moving fish etc really make this a challenge.

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Reflections galore, low lighting, moving fish etc really make this a challenge.
Yeah, it is a challenge & these are nice ones. I seldom try to do moving stuff unless it's swimming parallel to the tank and I can move sideways with it as I shoot. Not a slow-to-focus issue with the camera, I had trouble doing it with a dslr too. Must be me. Go figure. :p
 
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