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Animals at Night
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:17:51 AM »
I will try to kick off a new thread and see if it goes anywhere. This was taken last weekend during the summer Saturday night opening at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There is a wall where lots of wild bark scorpions live and visitors and docents are usually there with black lights to find them (since scorpions fluoresce under black light).

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 04:07:07 AM »
Chester Zoo Twilight Zone, Vampire Bat

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 05:23:39 AM »
Nice topic

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 05:42:02 AM »
A few taken in my garden, light was extremely poor.. (more on flickr)

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 06:01:23 AM »
I will try to kick off a new thread and see if it goes anywhere. This was taken last weekend during the summer Saturday night opening at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There is a wall where lots of wild bark scorpions live and visitors and docents are usually there with black lights to find them (since scorpions fluoresce under black light).

Canon 5D3, Sigma 85 1.4 lens, 1/80 second at f3.2, iso 3200, tripod.

Cool shot!

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 08:34:56 AM »
A few taken in my garden, light was extremely poor.. (more on flickr)

FQ2A7619 by dancook1982, on Flickr

FQ2A7698 by dancook1982, on Flickr

FQ2A7742 by dancook1982, on Flickr


That is just great! Beautiful. I wish I had this view in my garden. Yes, they are very shy - coming out in late night.
Wonderful that you were able to capture them. Beautiful those young ones.

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 11:09:09 AM »
Yes, great stuff! (Love the red foxes).

KEEP THEM COMING!

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 11:37:43 AM »
I will try to kick off a new thread and see if it goes anywhere. This was taken last weekend during the summer Saturday night opening at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There is a wall where lots of wild bark scorpions live and visitors and docents are usually there with black lights to find them (since scorpions fluoresce under black light).

Canon 5D3, Sigma 85 1.4 lens, 1/80 second at f3.2, iso 3200, tripod.

Did you get to pet the scorpion?   I hear they are very friendly and like to have their back's scratched

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 02:26:39 AM »
Summer night opening, Reid Park Zoo (Tucson).

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 03:25:38 AM »
I think the new A7s will be very handy for lowlight shooting. Can't wait until the Mark ii/A8s since it'll probably have a good AF system unlike the A7s.

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 03:42:31 AM »
I will try to kick off a new thread and see if it goes anywhere. This was taken last weekend during the summer Saturday night opening at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There is a wall where lots of wild bark scorpions live and visitors and docents are usually there with black lights to find them (since scorpions fluoresce under black light).

Canon 5D3, Sigma 85 1.4 lens, 1/80 second at f3.2, iso 3200, tripod.

I recently visited Arizona Sonora Desert Museum...that is a special place and a local treasure!

I had never seen scorpions "light up" like that in the dark, you've captured the image just as I remembered...except it was a little creepier to be standing right next to them not being able to see them until the black light hit them and all if a sudden they're there.

By the way, nice images on your website!
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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 11:41:58 PM »
By the way, nice images on your website!

Thank you very much!

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2014, 02:11:17 AM »
Went back to Reid Park Zoo tonight for their last evening opening of the summer.

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 10:25:04 AM »
.......with black lights to find them (since scorpions fluoresce under black light).



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What, if anything, did you do with/about white balance under black light?
I've shot under black light only a few times, auto WB produces a result similar or same as yours here, setting a custom white balance with the black light aimed at a gray card, sheet of paper, white tee shirt or what have you produces a very different result.

Mind, I'm not criticizing how you've shot here, it's actually quite dramatic and certainly places the subject well. Just saying you will find setting custom WB interesting for sure, though the look may be on the clinical side, therefore less eye pleasing. I do think it's worth a look.
 
Last time I set a black light WB, I intentionally left that WB set and then shot under florescents, boy and howdy that came out wrong but sure was interesting and educational. You'll likely only do that once, but that once is worth doing.
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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 07:29:05 PM »
What, if anything, did you do with/about white balance under black light?
I've shot under black light only a few times, auto WB produces a result similar or same as yours here, setting a custom white balance with the black light aimed at a gray card, sheet of paper, white tee shirt or what have you produces a very different result.

Mind, I'm not criticizing how you've shot here, it's actually quite dramatic and certainly places the subject well. Just saying you will find setting custom WB interesting for sure, though the look may be on the clinical side, therefore less eye pleasing. I do think it's worth a look.
 
Last time I set a black light WB, I intentionally left that WB set and then shot under florescents, boy and howdy that came out wrong but sure was interesting and educational. You'll likely only do that once, but that once is worth doing.

I used auto white balance, never tried anything else. What does custom WB do? Does it make the rock less blue and more natural looking? If that is the case, I think I would prefer this blue look.

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Re: Animals at Night
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 07:29:05 PM »