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    Default Natural Habitat shot

    Often shy of photgraphers,this big guy hung around for a few pics.

    Placidochromis milomo taken at Chinyankwazi Reef


    Anyone ever keep this fish?

    Cheers,Larry

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    That is an awesome shot. its rare a person gets to see a WC actually in the wild!!

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    Very nice Larry,Lucky you!!

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    Wow - nice shot!

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    cool shot
    yours sincerely,parham

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    Thank you for sharing! Great shot. Great fish, too .
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    Nice shot and GREAT website! I just went through all your safari's. You truly do live the dream. Thanks for sharing your experiances. Perhaps you would be good enough to lead one of our "chat" nights in the future. It would be an honor to have such a knowledgable speaker!
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    Hello. And welcome! Will work for Victorians!!
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    Quite the shot Larry!

    Is that a tight crop or were you really up close an personal with him?
    (I saw the focal length of 50mm.)
    The photocontest, like everything else is behind schedule. You get some links back today.

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    Nice shot and GREAT website! I just went through all your safari's. You truly do live the dream. Thanks for sharing your experiances. Perhaps you would be good enough to lead one of our "chat" nights in the future. It would be an honor to have such a knowledgable speaker!
    Thanks for going thru my site,although as you can guess there's not a whole lot of pics posted there,,,just a drop in the bucket really.
    I love sharing the experience. I speak regularily around Southern Ontario and have been travelling more and more to speak.
    Truly living the dream,has some costs as well,,,the wife has to look after the fish room (does a great job) while I'm gone and every year I get the "I thought you were only going for a "once in a life time trip".
    I have been speaking with Glaive on doing one of the 'Chats' one night.I just missed out on one,getting back a little late from Cleveland Cichlid Extravaganza Convention.
    Is that a tight crop or were you really up close an personal with him?
    (I saw the focal length of 50mm.)
    Yes I was rather close,I had the aperature stick on my 105mm so I luckily had the 50mm along. (which is not a macro lens) The pictures were turning out very dark and I could not lighten them up.
    I know what to look for next time it 'sticks',,,,had a few choice words at the time.
    I had the tools there to fix it,but didn't know what was wrong,,,there's a little spring loaded switch that is pushed down when you mount the lens to the camera,,,probably took the technician 15 secounds to fix after taking it in!
    I find that shooting with a 105mm often gets me to close to the fish so I purchased a 60 mm marco this year and tried that,,,works great,,,I like getting in close to the fish especially when the water is a bit turbid,,,less floating debris between me and the fish.(or less water between the two points)
    Pros and cons between the two lenses,,,,
    60 mm lens- would allow me to shoot up close to fish
    - would allow me to shoot the local scenery (rocks, ledges etc)
    -gives me more background around the fish
    - better for turbid water (after severe winds)

    105mm lens- fish fills the whole frame
    -great for skittish fish
    - great for head and tooth shots
    -better for longer shots

    So you just have to "wing it" and make the best decision before you dive.
    Knowing what lies below always helps in making a better choice.

    Cheers,Larry

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