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Hamsteroids

By minainerz
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This is another macro shot, of a product called Hamsteroids. They're little colored chunks of calcium that my pet rats love grinding their teeth down on. They look pretty cool close up, I think.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
954x702px 116.83 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
Shutter Speed
2/1 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 7, 2004, 10:48:02 PM
Published:
© 2004 - 2021 minainerz
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DexterousDamsel's avatar
They look like cereal.. Or jelly candy covered in sugar. But that's just me. :P
minainerz's avatar
No kidding! I ended up breaking up a few teeth before I learned that lesson. ;) And thanks for the fav - what'cha think of the rest of my gallery? Toodles!
DexterousDamsel's avatar
Hahah.
I like your gallery a lot. It's very interesting.
purplescales's avatar
Cool. Hamster steroids.... So you have pet rats eh?
minainerz's avatar
Yep, I have a pair of girly rats. They're super cute. :)
purplescales's avatar
heh... My mom despises rats... I always kinda liked them. We had a bunch in science class. Course I liked the class snake better... And no the rats were not fed to the snake heh.
minainerz's avatar
Well, that's good. Poor lil snake food rats. Sniff, sniff.
purplescales's avatar
I never could stand the idea of feeding snakes live food... I know they do it out in the wild. But I'm not facilitating them then... I mean insects are one thing.. I still dont condone killing the larger ones*unless they are spiders.. severe arachnaphobia* but to kill mice or rats? They can look at you and make you feel guilty for killing them!
minainerz's avatar
Heck, my girls make me feel guilty for not feeding them Cheerios. :D
purplescales's avatar
hah... My dogs do that.. If they dont get the first middle and last bites of whatever I'm eating they paw my leg and stare with those extra big brown eyes...
dirtycar74's avatar
COOool!

Pretty colors, too!

At first sight, I thought they were pom-poms. Very nice macro.
minainerz's avatar
Thanks! It took me forever to setup the shot - indoor shots are so difficult, especially at f/11 (not enough light).
dirtycar74's avatar
Y'know, I never DID understand what those F-thingies were all about. If there's ever a time I feel dumb, it's now. I guess I need to go find me some reading material so I can actually know what I am doing, eh?
minainerz's avatar
Yeah, basically:

1) The longer the shutter speed, the more light.
2) The wider the aperture (the lower the "f number"), the more light.
3) The higher the ISO number, the more light.

But, to have more of a picture be sharp, you need to have a higher f number - which means there is less light - which makes shots indoors really really difficult (because there is very little light).
minainerz's avatar
Yep, it's not too difficult to learn what they all mean, and you'll be a much better photographer because of it. I guarantee you. :) I'm not sure what your questions mean, though...
dirtycar74's avatar
Questions:
1. Required/Needed or Captured?
2. Required/Needed or Captured?
3. Captured, I believe, on this one. (correct me if I am wrong) I know that I can get away with more with a higher speed film (say 800 v. 200).

I don't know which thingies are which on my cameras. I know there are numbers, but I just adjust them without knowing really what they do. My cameras are both all manual except they have light meters that tell me (based on the film speed I select) whether there is too much or too little light to make a shot. I just adjust away till I get a green light (or the needle is in the okay zone on my Nikon)

I really should look it up, huh? Maybe I'll learn something, eh?
-Dusty
:slow:
minainerz's avatar
Yep, it's not too difficult to learn what they all mean, and you'll be a much better photographer because of it. I guarantee you. :) I'm not sure what your questions mean, though...
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