The Nikon D90 was my first DSLR camera. Generally speaking, it’s a pretty good camera, specifically in bright daylight with a polarizing filter. Most my pictures were taken that way. My biggest complaint about this camera is its performance in low light condition, oftentimes a lot of noise. So poor, it’s a real pain. So I decided to upgrade to a full-frame camera. After extensive research, I found Canon 6D fits my need perfectly—mainly landscape shooting, excellent in image quality, most importantly, fabulous even in very high ISO setting.
Over the weekend, had a quick trip to Atlanta, Georgia. I put my new toy in a real test. Atlanta is located in southeast of U.S. It was a birthplace of Coca-Cola and Gone With The Wind. It is the headquarters of CNN. There are number of the attractions in Atlanta. Georgia Aquarium is my favorite. Since the aquarium opened in 2005, the world's largest aquarium has had tourists abuzz about its 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water, home to more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe.
This picture is about starfishes and other colorful live sea creatures under the clear water (no glass on top). In order to got a perfect exposure, I had to raise ISO to 5,000 (yes 5,000, not 500). The result is very satisfied. The image is noise free even at extreme high ISO. I’m very happy with this little guy.
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jurek1951 (40949) 2014-03-03 6:47
a very lovely photo with attractive composition and fascinating details, superb lights and framing,
batalay (34817) 2014-03-03 6:48
The Atlanta Aquarium provides a perfect test for your new camera. I cannot believe how little pixalation there is at ISO 5000. About five years ago when I first came by my Nikon D200, I was visiting Atlanta to give a talk, and the setting was the Atlanta Aquarium. The photo I captured was that of an Unusual Audience.
ikeharel (53145) 2014-03-03 8:03
Enjoy your new camera, Tiffany, a real great aparatus.
Fine photo over the sea-stars, what in English called starfish, marvelous set of colors.
Cheers, make many more shot now...
Royaldevon (26855) 2014-03-03 9:28
No complaints about this one!
Even with that extremely high ISO, it is noise-free!
Your 'fishy' elements are sharp as a pin and have excellent colour saturation.
This shot pops right off the screen!
My warm regards,
cornejo (28607) 2014-03-03 9:43
Hi Tiffany, my congratulations on your new toy, I hope you enjoy a long time, very nice composition premiere, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (20753) 2014-03-03 10:15
Excellent capture of these various forms of marine life.
A beautiful composition of colours and shapes.
Best regards, Paul
nikkitta (13556) 2014-03-03 12:24
Always exiting to have a new camera, provided you read carefully the instruction to know about new items
Which seems you did and test the ISO at 5.000 obtaining a noise free capture plenty of good color
I have a Nikon d 300, will taste the IDO
lousat (72907) 2014-03-03 14:27
Hi Tiffany,your new toy works very well as i can see,one of the most difficult situation and a fantastic result,what a perfect details and what a bright colors,a great pic from the aquarium but a great gift too for a underwater life fan like me.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (40306) 2014-03-03 23:13
Fascinating full of life underwater creatures and the stunning colours of various shapes and sizes but the purple starfish is my fav really steals the show. Love the sense of movement of the incredible red anemones and so stunningly colorful. This indoor shot under available light has good detail, clarity and sharpness and your effort in fiddling around with higher ISO - altering the sensor's behaviour bears fruitful result minus all the noice. It's a beautiful worthy effort and pleasure to view!!
My congrats :) Tx to your helpful infor notes:
dkmurphys (47024) 2014-03-04 0:37
Charming detail, a superb colored image with the ocean wildlife. Well seen, have a good day ahead.
mirosu (12684) 2014-03-04 1:32
Outstanding close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity, beautiful details. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
Silvio1953 (117027) 2014-03-04 11:42
Ciao Tiffany, congratulations, your new toy works very well, lovely composition, fine details, superb sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16125) 2014-03-04 22:57
Excellent composition of the starfishes with the new camera.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors.Congrats on buying the full frame camera. TFS.
Gigidusud (13669) 2014-03-24 15:14
Bravo for this little guy, the result is very satisfied!
Fantastic capture on the aquarium with nice colors and great neatness. I love the starfishes !
Miguel82 (21036) 2014-05-18 19:35
Tiffany, I was not so active on the website in recent days, your picture is lovely, superb quality and very bright colors, good report from Georgia aquarium, have a good start of week