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Orange-spotted Pipefish

Discussion in 'Tips & Techniques' started by David Novo, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. David Novo

    David Novo REEF Volunteer

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    I have been struggling with making the pipefish below look consistent (the color of the posterior section of the fish is different from the anterior). Any ideas?

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  2. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Contributor

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    To me this looks quite natural. The only thing that might distort the colours is more light from the strobes on the posterior portion - picking up the reds better. But - the subject appears parallel to the sensor plane and evenly lit so my first inclination if I saw this come out of my camera would be that the fish is actually that colour?? All I can suggest is reducing ambient exposure and trying again. I can't see anything you could do post processing wise without the risk of introducing colour casts where you don't want them.
     
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  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Did you apply a gradient filter to the picture, to tone down a lot of exposure in the lower right versus less in the upper left?
     
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  4. David Novo

    David Novo REEF Volunteer

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    Thanks.

    No. :/
     
  5. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Contributor

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    Looking again, if anything it is a little green, so increasing magenta a little may help, but the change will be fairly subtle.
     
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