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A Stab in the Dark...Copper Golds


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Last night I was taking some photos of my new C/G sibling pair. But they moved too fast to take a half-decent photo ;)

Some of these photos are from several days ago, in normal light, and some are from last night in normal light, but some were taken in complete darkness at 12am last night :o , with the only light being from the flash or torch.

Hope you like them :P

This is of the CG female rosetail HM PK on the day I got them. With flash, fluro tank light, in an acrylic tank...she looks platinum here! :P

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These two are of the male, my intended breeder, on the day he arrived.

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This one is a nice one I took with only my room light and flash, last night.

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In this one she looks like a demonic viper, the way her eyes look rolled back :o

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These ones are in total darkness, the only light coming at the moment of flash:

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I like this one because it shows her caudal spread, but it was also in total darkness

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Now for the better ones! ;)

These are of the male CG, with the lights turned off,

and him close to the glass, with a torch shining on to him. No flash.

Not extremely sharp, but then I don't have the best camera and I hadn't photographed a betta in ages :P It was also only in macro, not super-macro [close-up, not super close-up]

Any way, I like them, and I think they are great material for my Perfect HM pair creation.

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This one shows the shade of color that I would prefer him to be...torch shining down from above, no flash.

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And these 2 are enlargements of 2 of the ones above...

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What do you think of my 'stab-in-the-dark' photography? :P

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It is a real challenge. When the light shines directly at him from the front, he is a purple gold color. When an intense beam of torch light does the same thing, he is a golder color. When the torch shines from above, he is a green-gray color. And because a CG owes much of its beauty to its scales, you can't really capture it in a blurry photo. Now that I am starting my Metallic Green-Blue and Copper Gold line, I am going to try to breed the red-based purple copper out of the line, so I have Copper Greens instead...as long as they can shine both gold and green, I'm happy. Not sure how that would work though...perhaps several successive generations from only the metallics in the line, so that they still produce copper gold but maybe the purple copper will be diluted. :P

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