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That's good for point and shoot. I shoot my micro with Nikon d90 and a 100mm 2.8f macro lense on a tripod with a remote trigger. I have some macro shots under member tanks "daniks 125g reef".

Some of them are shot at the angle and have some distortion.

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Thanks for the lesson in February, Andy. I have finally had some time to take some shots and edit them. I think I need to try again on a few there. I did not turn off powerheads for one and I need a tripod. Also, I can't seem to do macros on some frags deeper in the tank. I either need to move them on the sandbed for shots or get a better camera I guess.

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The back-of-the-tank problem is just physics unfortunately -- to get true macro shots (1:1 or better) you have to have the subject close to the front element of the lens. A macro lens is just a lens that's designed to allow the subject to be placed closer to the lens while remaining in focus. Extension tubes do the same thing for conventional lenses.

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Nice to know. Thank you Andy. I know now I had the wrong impression on what Macro does. I mean I knew it was good for close up shots but now I know why.

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Picasa is good for light balance and cropping. It is really easy to use unlike iphoto which I have sworn at for years. I never got training in photoshop so I kinda got intimidated by it. Picasa truly is fun to use.

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The Picasa team is really doing good things. It's a great program at a great price.

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