Saturday, January 08, 2011

Babies, stick-in-the-muds, and Big Blue

It rained or blew all day. I puttered around, doing laundry and other uninspiring chores, and then rewarded myself, playing with my new toy, the little Sony Laurie bought me.

These are more or less random shots from the aquarium (random, in that I pointed the camera at anything that found itself a decent background.) with the camera still set on automatic everything, but without flash.

Ma Crab, in berry again. Showing off the feathery swimmerets that hold the developing eggs.

Close view of the babies. The eggs are transparent, so the eyes are visible.

These photos worked out much better than the ones I was taking with the Olympus, mostly because the camera is so fast and steady; Ma Crab kept moving about, but I was still able to get several decent shots, even this close.

Big Blue

Nothing needed to be adjusted in this photo but the white balance, to cope with the mixed lighting I was using. And, of course, cropping and resizing for the blog.

The small, stay-at-home anemones on the far wall.

The big, wandering anemone. I think he's grown another half-inch since he moved close to the pump.

I did clean this one up, just a bit, to reduce a too-bright light shining through the water surface at the upper left. There's still a hint of camera reflection, which I left untouched, and a few floaters. And again, cropping, white balance, and resizing.

I am more impressed with the camera with every session. So far, it's living up to the salesman's spiel.


  1. I like the aquarium photos. All of our animals are larger and most live in our barn.

  2. Amazing photos, they are neat critters.

  3. Anonymous9:35 am

    I love your aquarium. I'm glad the new camera is providing you entertainment and us great photos.

  4. Great shots! Is Ma Crab a shore crab (Hemigrapsus species)?

  5. what a nice way to spend days too cold to go outside, the photos came out beautiful

  6. Thanks, all!

    Olivia, yes, she's a green shore crab.

  7. The camera looks great :) I found your blog a few months ago and check it regularly and show everything to my children. They get a kick out of learning stuff. They have actually asked when I am going to start taking pics again lol. Have a Wonderful day and Enjoy the new camera. :)


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