One thing many marine aquarists
request is to see coral growth sequence images.
This can be accomplished if the hobbyist takes
the time to photograph specific corals each
month in their tank. Ideally, the coral should
be in a fixed location, and the photographer
should capture the image under the same lighting
and at the same angle each time as this is
the best way to show how a coral has grown
As you can see from the collection
of photos above, this isn't always the case.
Hobbyists choose to change their current lighting
scheme or find themselves needing to reposition
a coral for a variety of reasons, thus changing
the perspective in their photographic documentation.
Tracking the age of corals in a tank can be
enlightening, helping the owner appreciate
what can be accomplished over time when corals
are provided with the right conditions.
how a coral matures can be quite fun, so grab
your camera and start
taking macro shots of your favorites.
Every month or two, take more pictures. After
a year's time, you'll be amazed at what has
transpired, both in your tank and in your
to Marc Levenson for his work on this project.
Text by Marc Levenson.
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