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Marko
06-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Took these yesterday at Montreal Botanical gardens.

I have no real title for the second shot but the first shot is Kissing Koi :D
Ok - Nevermind - shot 2 is Hungry Koi as per OWLP's suggestion (Thx! OWLP!)

Feel free to comment or critique. Thx - Marko

OWLP
06-14-2010, 11:27 AM
The title in the first one could be hungry Koi too. :)
Both shots are excellent.

Bambi
06-14-2010, 02:51 PM
I agree-both are excellent. It's funny but I took some pictures of Koi yesterday!

Marko
06-15-2010, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the comments OWLP and Bambi!

casil403
06-15-2010, 11:09 AM
That first one could also be called "French Kissing Koi"...:laughing:
very nice captures Marko....love the unusual colours of the fish in the second shot. :)

Marko
06-15-2010, 11:21 AM
Thx Casil!

edG
06-15-2010, 10:38 PM
very nice Marko, really digging #2

Iguanasan
06-15-2010, 11:19 PM
Nice fish! Now, did you employ a polarizing filter here? I've tried getting shots of koi in a pond before and ended up with too many reflections. The other problem I had was the pond was indoors and I ended up with a very slow shutter and those darn things don't stand still! :)

Can you share your settings?

Rinkdaddy
06-16-2010, 12:46 PM
I'am liking #2. I don't seem to have much luck with fish when dealing with water shots like this even if I use a polorizer

Marko
06-16-2010, 01:05 PM
Nice fish! Now, did you employ a polarizing filter here? I've tried getting shots of koi in a pond before and ended up with too many reflections. The other problem I had was the pond was indoors and I ended up with a very slow shutter and those darn things don't stand still! :)

Can you share your settings?

Thanks for the comments everyone - I'm REALLY happy about the way shot 2 came out actually.

Settings - but of course - F7.1 - 1/200 - ISO 200 shot with a 70-200mm VR zoom at 200mm. I did indeed use a (warming) circular polarizing filter.
I also did a bit of PP, mostly levels and some dodging and burning.

Hope that helps - thx again - Marko

Hillbillygirl
06-16-2010, 05:35 PM
Very nice shots on both Marko, very well captured.