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    Default Individual Leopard Eruption SS's Pics

    Had about 30 minutes free the other day to myself and chose to try to get individual pics of each of my discus. I'm sure I have duplicates because I have more than eight shots (HA!!!), but wasn't sure which was which on the reverse side. I'll separate amongst Leopards, Eruptions and of course the Cuipeua Cross. Also, I wanted to shoot with no flash to try to show their natural colors. The dim light wasn't helping at all. I did the usual things to try to get better light and better shots and I still feel I missed the mark. At about the 20 minute mark I was getting pretty tired of trying to get that perfect shot and just started taking documentary photos at that point, lol.

    Leopard #1:
    DSC01609 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    Leopard #2:
    DSC01658 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    Leopard #3:
    DSC01672 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    I believe this to be the other side of Leopard #3 but can't be sure:
    DSC01649 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    I believe this to be the other side of Leopard #2 but can't be sure:
    DSC01707 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    Eruption Leopard #1:
    DSC01620 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    Eruption Leopard #2:
    DSC01656 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    Eruption Leopard #3, I call this one stumpy. One of its ventral fins has always been short:
    DSC01669 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    Eruption Leopard #4. This is the only shot I got of this one. This is my smallest discus at 6" on the nose. Measured it about 2 weeks ago.
    DSC01597 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    One of the flip side of the Eruptions above, not sure which:
    DSC01614 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    One of the flip side of the Eruptions above, not sure which:
    DSC01652 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    The Cuipeua Cross:
    DSC01659 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    Bonus shot. Look how fat this one is!!!
    DSC01664 by Rick Vasquez, on Flickr

    I hope you liked.

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    Really nice. Beautiful fish.

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    You have done really well with these guys Ricardo. They are gorgeous and love the spots around the face. I hear you on the documentation shots.
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    Those are stunning for sure. Nice job.

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    Very nice Rick. The pattern on the Eruption Leopard is great.
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    Gorgeous pics and phenomenal fish! They are gorgeous! Great shape and color. Love stumpy especially. Thanks for posting them!
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    Beautiful. Great shots.
    May I ask what camera, lens, ect you used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJSmith View Post
    Really nice. Beautiful fish.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    You have done really well with these guys Ricardo. They are gorgeous and love the spots around the face. I hear you on the documentation shots.
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    I love the spots as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason.M View Post
    Those are stunning for sure. Nice job.
    Thanks Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Smith View Post
    Very nice Rick. The pattern on the Eruption Leopard is great.
    There is one eruption that has the best spotting and happens to be my biggest discus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenene View Post
    Gorgeous pics and phenomenal fish! They are gorgeous! Great shape and color. Love stumpy especially. Thanks for posting them!
    Stumpy was my favorite for the longest time because it had the best shape of all. Others just got bigger than this one and then it went down the pecking order

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady View Post
    Beautiful. Great shots.
    May I ask what camera, lens, ect you used?
    Jay
    Sony a99 with a Sony 70-200 2.8 lens. No flash on any of these.

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    Very nice Rick...excellent quality!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina discus View Post
    Very nice Rick...excellent quality!
    Thanks Eric! Means a lot coming from someone with such a good discus eye.

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