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January 2, 2005
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give us a kiss by Octavus give us a kiss by Octavus
water is wonderful.

My daughter Sóley and her fishes.
Shot at home in the living room.

Thanks to superkev for selecting this photo as a DD. :bow:

The fish bowl is placed on a thick glass window which is placed between two loudspeakers. Between the fish bowl and the glass is white paper. Underneath the fish bowl is a halogen lamp.
This was shot in the afternoon so it was bright outside as can be seen by the reflections in the fish bowl from a window on the right. I had to lay on the floor to get the low viewpoint and I used a tripod for the camera.

Her body is not visible through the fish bowl because of the light coming from below. The water is clean and fresh as can be seen by the air bubbles on the plastic plants.

I did some more shots but the expression on her face and the placement of the fishes were not as good. I also tried blocking the light so it would not light up the wall behind and that was better.

Post processing in PS:
. Levels
. Unsharp Mask
. Crop
. Resize
. Even out distracting shadows in the bottom right corner by cloning.

EXIF info:
. Model Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
. Date/time original 31.08.2004 18:47:18
. Shutter speed value 1/25 s
. Aperture value f/7.1
. ISO speed ratings 800
. Exposure bias value 0.00 EV
. Flash Flash did not fire.
. Focal length 25 mm
. White balance Auto white balance

I used a 18-55mm lens.
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Given 2005-01-03
give us a kiss by *Octavus reminds us that we should never lose the wonderment of childhood. ( Featured by superkev )
hank1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This thing is marvelous!
simpleoOgirl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
beautiful shot
Neosun7 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Beautiful shot! Very well set up and her expression is priceless!
MehmetCicek Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Photographer
wonderfull light
Summership Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
This is really gorgeous. Absolutely luminous.
lichtfaengerin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009   Photographer

featured here: [link] :flowerpot:
hajime9yui Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
oooh wow.
giant fishbowl for a lone goldfish XXD

great pick!!!

anitagr-93 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
featured here: [link]
EmbetanteYahi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
poor fishes! all of their lives in that small place when they should be swiming thousands of milles in the ocean or river.
I like the pic but I don't like encaged fishes
Faded--Euphoria Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww this is such a cute picture.
I love how the light makes the water glow and the girl's curious expression ^^
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