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 Post subject: Rise to the top
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Inspired by Walter's recent sub-aqua shots, I wanted to try something similar myself. Unfortunately I don't currently have a waterproof camera or casing, so I had to resort to the next best thing and headed to the local pet shop:

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 Post subject: Re: Rise to the top
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That works great, love the ghosting and movement.

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 Post subject: Re: Rise to the top
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What an ingenious idea, Timmy! This is just wonderful! I would NEVER have thought of going to a pet shop to take pictures of turtles in tanks. Did the owners ask what you were doing...or why you wanted to do it? I LOVE IT! You should get a gold star for this. Image

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Is that a composite of the same turtle or were there that many in the tank?

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Thanks guys,

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Did the owners ask what you were doing...or why you wanted to do it?


No.. but I got a funny look. I bet they thought I was from some animal welfare group or something, but if they were looking after the animals correctly I figured they shouldn't be too worried. As it was they didn't approach me so I guess it was all kosher.

I did have my young nephews with me at the time (we were buying some more fish for their tank) so I guess they acted as my cover story also ;)

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Is that a composite of the same turtle or were there that many in the tank?


You got me..it's a composite (and the reason I posted in the digital art section), although there were more turtles in the tank they weren't quite so closely packed together. This is actually 3 frames (4 of the turtles are from 1 frame, 2 from another and the last one from the 3rd). The only other thing I did was "flip" one of them horizontally to achieve this composition, and tidy up the background.

Having the turtles all clamouring over each other is much closer to how I perceived the image at the time, even though reviewing the shots I had taken didn't show this.

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 Post subject: Re: Rise to the top
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It's pretty good for a composite. It's pretty hard to tell. It just looks like a slower shutter speed with the turtles at the top hanging out more than the ones at the bottom.

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I love this one! The blurry turtles really make it for me. My eyes want to spend time looking at this. Cool.

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