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Old 05-21-2019, 05:00 PM   #2091
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Teddyboy refuses to eat only two foods. Mushrooms and dog food. In this house we don't get to eat if Teddyboy is here for the day.
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:35 PM   #2092
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Was just experimenting with the new camera, trying high ISO settings, and my best boy got to be the experimentee. Shot at night with just one rather dim table lamp next to me for lighting (no tripod).

For those who might be interested, I used ISO 6400, 1/30 second at f4. Cleaned up a little noise in Lightroom, but I was pleased with the results. Certainly far better than I could have achieved with my older crop sensor body.

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Old 05-23-2019, 07:54 PM   #2093
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That shot of him is perfect.
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I've mentioned elsewhere that I started an aquaponic indoor herb garden a while back. Intended to raise tilapia or trout but when I realized my system wasn't going to be big enough for that I settled for goldfish. To my surprise, they have become beloved pets. They are very long-lived, maybe 15 years, have distinctive personalities and display something very much like affection. Not like dogs of course but way more than I ever imagined fish were capable of. I feed Sara and Maybelle at least the first bite of every meal by hand so they are pretty comfortable around me. If my hand or arm is in the tank for maintenance they enjoy nibbling my skin and brushing against me sort of like cats.
They have special foods too. Favorites include beet greens and roasted garlic cloves. They enjoy redworms if they are cut up first so I started a worm farm for them last summer. I make their favorite gel fish food every week. It costs way more per pound than anything I buy for myself.
What would a post like this be without pictures?
In the first one below Sara, a yellow and white Ryukin is the larger of the two. Maybelle, an orange Fantail, is now the smaller one.

When I first brought them home 16 months ago, Sara was smaller and all orange. Maybelle was larger with black accents.

Here they are a year ago, complaining that their dinner is late.
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