Sunday, November 2, 2008

Camera meets koi

I have recently received a new camera for a birthday gift, resurrecting a long lost hobby. I have a Nikon D300 with a great Nikon 18-300mm AF lens (got a great deal at With new camera in hand, I had to try my hand taking pictures of the koi. A nice metallic showa (nicknamed Metallica) shows up nicely against the darker water and liner background.

Note to take away: In some cases the new functionality available in today's cameras actually makes taking pictures of fish tougher. This shot is taken with an auto focusing lens from Nikon (18MM-300MM AF zoom). It works fine when the fish are near the surface, but not so good when deeper. Apparently the auto focus keys off the surface of the water.

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