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GRIMM
05-04-2013, 05:20 AM
Hey everyone, name's Justin Grimm. 1st time poster, long time lurker!

Anyways, I spent the day photographing some underwater critters for the first time and some local reef shops. I don't have a tank yet, but hopefully within the year after coutless hours of research I'll be ready to start.
These were shot in very difficult lighting conditions, which needed some intense white balance adjustments. Also since the lighting was so dim, extensive focus stacking was used for the coral shots. The biggest stack was 14 shots if I remember correctly.

Im only posting 4 pictures here, but I have many more of my flickr page in much higher resolution for everyone to check out the amazing details of these alien looking corals. Thanks for looking, and I'll be sure to keep posting pictures here in the mean time while I gather information.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/8705561327_94592e9722_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8705561327/)
Found Nemo! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8705561327/) by Justin Grimm (http://www.flickr.com/people/justingrimmsphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8559/8706682538_88259e82c3_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8706682538/)
Frag Macro (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8706682538/) by Justin Grimm (http://www.flickr.com/people/justingrimmsphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8553/8706683296_305daa8412_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8706683296/)
Pink Fan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8706683296/) by Justin Grimm (http://www.flickr.com/people/justingrimmsphotos/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8535/8706683824_d0e2b8e01a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8706683824/)
Glowing Spire (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justingrimmsphotos/8706683824/) by Justin Grimm (http://www.flickr.com/people/justingrimmsphotos/), on Flickr

mrhasan
05-04-2013, 05:21 AM
HOLY CRAP! Those are some sick pictures and the clarity is just OFF THE HOOK :O

fishoholic
05-04-2013, 05:33 AM
Great pics! Just wondering is the clown and anemone the ones from Red Coral?

GRIMM
05-04-2013, 05:39 AM
Great pics! Just wondering is the clown and anemone the ones from Red Coral?

Yes they are! Sorry I thought I added that into my original post.

Big thanks to RED CORAL for letting me take up space and take pictures :D

Starry
05-04-2013, 06:19 AM
Wow! Great job on those shots!

baker_jeff
05-04-2013, 01:58 PM
Those shots are incredible! Saw that baby blue carpet anemone today for the first time, it is amazing and you really captures it perfectly :)

GRIMM
05-04-2013, 02:56 PM
HOLY CRAP! Those are some sick pictures and the clarity is just OFF THE HOOK :O

Thanks! Thats the power of focus stacking and a lot of patience :)

Wow! Great job on those shots!

Thanks bud!

Those shots are incredible! Saw that baby blue carpet anemone today for the first time, it is amazing and you really captures it perfectly :)

Thanks Jeff. I'll most likely be back at Red Coral today to try and improve my clown shots, and to drool over the amazing anemone while they still have it. It has definitely inspired me to think about setting up an original reef tank layout for myself though.

BlueTang<3
05-04-2013, 02:59 PM
Cool pictures, now you are making me really want that anemone... Only if i had room :neutral:

fishoholic
05-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Cool pictures, now you are making me really want that anemone... Only if i had room :neutral:

I've seen your tank, you have 360g's of room :razz: Besides you have green and purple you might as well add a beautiful blue one too :mrgreen:

Top-dogg
05-05-2013, 12:58 AM
Yeah that anemone is incredible! I can't believe it's still there.

GRIMM
05-05-2013, 04:32 PM
Cool pictures, now you are making me really want that anemone... Only if i had room :neutral:

Yeah that anemone is incredible! I can't believe it's still there.


Id say it is worth setting up a new tank for and letting it be the main focal point. I hope whoever buys it has lights that are more white then blue. It looks so much better showing its natural colours.