PDA

View Full Version : February 2014 POTM - LOVE


kien
02-05-2014, 04:50 PM
February 2014 POTM

This months subject: LOVE !Do you have something in your tank that you absolutely LOVE !? Let's see it!

================================================== =====

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Thursday February 27th (ish), 2014.

Entries to be posted in this thread, if you have troubles posting please either pm or email me the photo and I will help you post it.

Voting to take place February 28th - March 2nd (ish). .


Contest Rules are as follows:

1) You must follow the guidelines given for each contest.

2) ALL members including vendors can enter.

3) Photos should be submitted no larger than 1024 x 768 and a max ppi of 300.

4) The photo must be taken by you, and as long as it fits the subject you're in!

5) Each member can post as many pictures as they want, but only ONE can be entered. Please specify which one when posting multiple pictures or it will be chosen for you.

6) Photos that have previously won Photo of the Month can not be resubmitted for contest consideration.

7) Have Fun!

Coasting
02-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Well my Lyretail Anthias has a man crush on my Blenny.... That counts as love right? Ill enter this one then if it counts.... Though votes seem to go towards popularity not picture quality so I could enter anything I guess. lol.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l88/Lolaandthecrowd/Fish%20Tank%20-%20SW/62356688-c1d8-4aeb-88f3-6c6ca262f5e5.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l88/Lolaandthecrowd/1BlennyAnthias013.jpg

Slyguy00
02-05-2014, 08:24 PM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad204/Slyguy00/Mobile%20Uploads/2FED4A32-D9FD-4937-9E28-3D3E8CF24C25_zpsfgs1chew.jpg (http://s936.photobucket.com/user/Slyguy00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2FED4A32-D9FD-4937-9E28-3D3E8CF24C25_zpsfgs1chew.jpg.html)

kien
02-05-2014, 08:39 PM
Though votes seem to go towards popularity not picture quality so I could enter anything I guess.

I would completely disagree with this statement :-)

Also, great photo!

sphelps
02-05-2014, 09:02 PM
I would completely disagree with this statement :-)


No it's true, the picture that is the most popular will get the most votes, it can't work any other way. It doesn't always come down to image quality, people will vote for whatever image they like best thus the most popular one wins....

mark
02-05-2014, 10:41 PM
can't say for sure it was love but the two of them had something going on once the lights were off...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h316/das75/PA010189.jpg

kien
02-05-2014, 11:21 PM
No it's true, the picture that is the most popular will get the most votes, it can't work any other way. It doesn't always come down to image quality, people will vote for whatever image they like best thus the most popular one wins....

Oops, my bad! When I first read the statement I interpreted it as the popularity of the photo taker as opposed to the popularity of the actual photo. But as Steve pointed out my interpretation is probably completely wrong, in which case, I totally agree with the statement. Carry on :-)

Coasting
02-05-2014, 11:44 PM
Oops, my bad! When I first read the statement I interpreted it as the popularity of the photo taker as opposed to the popularity of the actual photo. But as Steve pointed out my interpretation is probably completely wrong, in which case, I totally agree with the statement. Carry on :-)

Mm nope you were right the first time. I see plenty of amazing photos get passed by for a photo taken by a popular member. It's a shame, some stunning stuff gets posted in these by lots of different people.

sphelps
02-06-2014, 12:14 AM
Well I tried to turn the statement around into something logical. Sorry but you're wrong, myself winning once should be testament to that :lol:

Ram3500
02-06-2014, 12:16 AM
Mm nope you were right the first time. I see plenty of amazing photos get passed by for a photo taken by a popular member. It's a shame, some stunning stuff gets posted in these by lots of different people.

Does that mean I am popular again like I was in high school ? So cool and I thought my picture was just good. lol

jorjef
02-06-2014, 12:37 AM
Sorry but you're wrong, myself winning once should be testament to that :lol:

If that's the case I should have won, but then again you're only half as abrasive as I am. lol. I did get three votes this time.... Thanks to those three.

Coral Hoarder
02-06-2014, 12:54 AM
Mm nope you were right the first time. I see plenty of amazing photos get passed by for a photo taken by a popular member. It's a shame, some stunning stuff gets posted in these by lots of different people.

hav to agree here its just how it is tho

jorjef
02-06-2014, 12:55 AM
Vvvvvvvv

jorjef
02-06-2014, 12:56 AM
If that's the case I should have won, but then again you're only half as abrasive as I am. lol. I did get three votes this time.... Thanks to those three.

Hold on never mind my pic kind of sucked.

kien
02-06-2014, 01:10 AM
hav to agree here its just how it is tho

How do you guys define "popular" around here? Post count? Reputation count ? I need to know because I want to be popular too! :biggrin:

While I totally agree that there are people who will vote for their friend or simply for the person they like more, not everyone does. Like you said though, in part, it's sort of the nature of the beast. Really no different than more important voting systems like say, an election. In any given election there will be people who will vote for their friend or just simply a candidate they like more rather than the candidate they might actual feel is more qualified based on the quality of their platform.

I guess what I'm getting at is that no one should feel that their submission is wasted simply because they feel that someone more "popular" than them is going to get more votes. History has proven that this is simply not true. Sphelps is very UNPOPULAR and he has won several POTMS. lastlight is very popular (based on his post and reputation count) and he consistently loses POTM.

Coral Hoarder
02-06-2014, 01:15 AM
if people know and like you then you popular i dont want to start any arguements as thats never the intention but there was just a pic of a tank a few potm ago just the tank you couldnt see any corls or fish but it was the member that posted it that got an incredable amout of votes for a pic you couldnt see any thing in

kien
02-06-2014, 01:18 AM
if people know and like you then you popular

by that definition then virtually everyone here is popular, except for Steve. And Steve has won lots of POTM so there, it's not a popularity contest at all, see :-)

kien
02-06-2014, 01:25 AM
if people know and like you then you popular i dont want to start any arguements as thats never the intention but there was just a pic of a tank a few potm ago just the tank you couldnt see any corls or fish but it was the member that posted it that got an incredable amout of votes for a pic you couldnt see any thing in

Also, while I completely agree that people do get votes from their friends as I've already stated, I'm sure that they also get legitimate votes from people who simply feel that their photo best captured the subject of the POTM.

I purposefully try to make some of the monthly subjects very open to interpretation which is why sometimes we get a huge array of photo subjects. This is done on purpose in an attempt to be inclusive. As a result, you'll get lots of photos that you may feel doesn't capture the subject, but you will also get lots of people who will feel that it does. For example, last month's subject, "New & Noteworthy." Well, that can mean just about anything! It could have been a picture of an MP40 powerhead. No livestock at all! That's perfectly fine because the subject is meant to be open ended and completely open to your interpretation, whatever that might be.

Tn23
02-06-2014, 01:51 AM
Not sure if this is the right size but I'll resize if not. Here's some "love" in my tank

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Corals/20130428_234647_20130429020455312_zps33c41b28.jpg


Sent from my SGH-I317M using Tapatalk

sphelps
02-06-2014, 02:10 AM
Not sure if this is the right size but I'll resize if not. Here's some "love" in my tank

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Corals/20130428_234647_20130429020455312_zps33c41b28.jpg


Sent from my SGH-I317M using Tapatalk

Got to get my popularity up, apparently it's all that matters :biggrin:

MarkoD
02-06-2014, 02:12 AM
Well apparently sharpness doesn't matter.

kien
02-06-2014, 02:28 AM
Well apparently sharpness doesn't matter.

There are a lot of amazing, well composed out of focus photos out there.

mrhasan
02-06-2014, 02:44 AM
Also, while I completely agree that people do get votes from their friends as I've already stated, I'm sure that they also get legitimate votes from people who simply feel that their photo best captured the subject of the POTM.

I purposefully try to make some of the monthly subjects very open to interpretation which is why sometimes we get a huge array of photo subjects. This is done on purpose in an attempt to be inclusive. As a result, you'll get lots of photos that you may feel doesn't capture the subject, but you will also get lots of people who will feel that it does. For example, last month's subject, "New & Noteworthy." Well, that can mean just about anything! It could have been a picture of an MP40 powerhead. No livestock at all! That's perfectly fine because the subject is meant to be open ended and completely open to your interpretation, whatever that might be.

Hows those LEDs treating your tank Kien? Are you getting the pop or is everything (kind of) invisible? ;)

MarkoD
02-06-2014, 02:49 AM
There are a lot of amazing, well composed out of focus photos out there.

Lol there's a difference between out of focus on purpose and out of focus for other reasons. I'd be rich if people paid for back focused photos

Ryanerickson
02-06-2014, 03:02 AM
2 Rock anemones with see thru shrimp of some sort threesome lol

Ryanerickson
02-06-2014, 03:02 AM
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/0810B7D9-AA82-4D39-A591-1094EE023F5F_zpsrm9nlgii.jpg

Slyguy00
02-06-2014, 03:03 AM
Is this potm or a chat room??

sphelps
02-06-2014, 03:04 AM
Is this potm or a chat room??

It can be both, we get more photos this way :razz:

kien
02-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Is this potm or a chat room??

It's the POTM chat room! :-). Why can't we have both??

jorjef
02-06-2014, 03:09 AM
Is this potm or a chat room??


Lets take a poll

kien
02-06-2014, 03:11 AM
Lets take a poll

You just lost 10 popularity points.

Ryanerickson
02-06-2014, 03:12 AM
2 pics in 2 pages nice work

kien
02-06-2014, 03:18 AM
2 pics in 2 pages nice work

And over 500 views!! #Winning

jorjef
02-06-2014, 03:19 AM
You just lost 10 popularity points.

Looking for poll number two titled 'have I been wronged?'

Slyguy00
02-06-2014, 03:21 AM
Lol fair enough

jorjef
02-06-2014, 03:33 AM
Love...... Even their mom has a hard time with it.





http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/jorjef/hillbilly.jpg

Madreefer
02-06-2014, 04:37 AM
Lets take a poll

:ear: Did someone say poll?

The Grizz
02-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Sure do!!!!!

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/300%20gal%208%20footer/P1280016_zpsbdd85075.jpg (http://s765.photobucket.com/user/GRIZZtheWELDER/media/300%20gal%208%20footer/P1280016_zpsbdd85075.jpg.html)









But seriously I would have to say right now its this..........my new Gold Anchor.

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/300%20gal%208%20footer/57C04B6F-738E-4AAD-8176-C59D2CCAA911_zps2nvkbjim.jpg (http://s765.photobucket.com/user/GRIZZtheWELDER/media/300%20gal%208%20footer/57C04B6F-738E-4AAD-8176-C59D2CCAA911_zps2nvkbjim.jpg.html)

gregzz4
02-06-2014, 05:02 AM
'A whole lotta feathers and not much chicken'
4 pages in and ......

Shouldn't there be some pics posted here ?

The Grizz
02-06-2014, 05:05 AM
'A whole lotta feathers and not much chicken'
4 pages in and ......

Shouldn't there be some pics posted here ?

^^^^^best pic is right above you :lol:

Zoaelite
02-06-2014, 05:23 AM
I love...


Closed loops :lol:.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/580/rfuv.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/g4rfuvj)

Doug
02-06-2014, 05:25 AM
by that definition then virtually everyone here is popular, except for Steve. And Steve has won lots of POTM so there, it's not a popularity contest at all, see :-)


:pound:

Zoaelite
02-06-2014, 05:28 AM
Zooxanthellae symbiont love <3

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/838/mfuw.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/namfuwj)

Doug
02-06-2014, 05:30 AM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii86/Flatlander_photos/DSC01633.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/Flatlander_photos/media/DSC01633.jpg.html)

LoJack
02-06-2014, 05:45 PM
I Heart Tangs and Clams!!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u58/LoJack29/IMG_7273_zps4a16a948.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/LoJack29/media/IMG_7273_zps4a16a948.jpg.html)

Coral Hoarder
02-06-2014, 06:14 PM
I Heart Tangs and Clams!!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u58/LoJack29/IMG_7273_zps4a16a948.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/LoJack29/media/IMG_7273_zps4a16a948.jpg.html)

gets my vote :)

LoJack
02-06-2014, 06:21 PM
lol thanks, I appreciate that. I must be super popular hahahaha

kien
02-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Wow, great photo LoJack! We shall see how popular you really are come the end of the month! :-)

FishinGoalie
02-06-2014, 07:30 PM
I Heart Tangs and Clams!!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u58/LoJack29/IMG_7273_zps4a16a948.jpg (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/LoJack29/media/IMG_7273_zps4a16a948.jpg.html)

My vote as well

Dearth
02-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Rainbow Brain


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/Dearth01/20da7020-2948-431f-a416-550c5bacfd35_zpscd937839.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dearth01/media/20da7020-2948-431f-a416-550c5bacfd35_zpscd937839.jpg.html)

lastlight
02-06-2014, 07:34 PM
lastlight is very popular (based on his post and reputation count) and he consistently loses POTM.

I'm out to lose another.

I love cleanliness.

http://www.fishbrains.net/images/93/clean.jpg

Magickiwi
02-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Mm nope you were right the first time. I see plenty of amazing photos get passed by for a photo taken by a popular member. It's a shame, some stunning stuff gets posted in these by lots of different people.

Yeah, that's wrong. I won for last month and nobody likes me. Sure there were almost no pictures entered but I like to think I just intimidated the competition away.

On topic: I've got some little boyfriends for my Allardi next week so we'll see if there's any love there before I enter one.

<BTW Where is my POTM icon?>

kien
02-06-2014, 08:59 PM
<BTW Where is my POTM icon?>

That is a question that I unfortunately can not answer.

Delphinus
02-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Sorry, that's on me. I'll have it fixed before end of day.

reefwars
02-07-2014, 08:39 PM
new citron goby:P

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/dennys%20frags/57cbb076-f8a5-4807-bb45-f07647f424f7_zpsda3277de.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/dennys%20frags/57cbb076-f8a5-4807-bb45-f07647f424f7_zpsda3277de.jpg.html)

Magickiwi
02-07-2014, 09:12 PM
new citron goby:P

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/dennys%20frags/57cbb076-f8a5-4807-bb45-f07647f424f7_zpsda3277de.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/dennys%20frags/57cbb076-f8a5-4807-bb45-f07647f424f7_zpsda3277de.jpg.html)

Nice looking citron.

reefwars
02-07-2014, 09:21 PM
thanks he fearless little dude lol

Misses.ReefWars
02-09-2014, 12:28 AM
http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t408/baberuth080887/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/baberuth080887/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg.html)

Snufflupagus
02-09-2014, 12:37 AM
I'll play this month :)
Nothing like a purple tang to love.

http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t642/krysacolin/fish%20tank/null_zps402e7e35.jpg (http://s1318.photobucket.com/user/krysacolin/media/fish%20tank/null_zps402e7e35.jpg.html)

bumper
02-09-2014, 01:29 AM
http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s382/85bumper/45AE7930-D7E4-47B7-AFC2-2AD38C28901A_zpssc5hkxbs.jpg (http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/85bumper/media/45AE7930-D7E4-47B7-AFC2-2AD38C28901A_zpssc5hkxbs.jpg.html)
Heart of my ocean ;)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Slyguy00
02-09-2014, 01:31 AM
I'm out to lose another.

I love cleanliness.

http://www.fishbrains.net/images/93/clean.jpg

Lmao, gets my vote!

Gone Snorkelin'
02-09-2014, 05:40 PM
I love my Mandarin. The colours of these fish are amazing.

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b589/GoneSnorkelin/20121211_164456_zpse6d4de9a.jpg

I also love when you get a good surprise at work.
http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b589/GoneSnorkelin/GreyCup_zps77712e0e.jpg

Three Riders drop by with a little something they captured.
Go Riders

Slyguy00
02-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Thats pretty cool

corpusse
02-09-2014, 08:01 PM
I'd like them to make a <3 shape but they would not co-operate. I actually have seen them do it once briefly.

http://andrewastro.smugmug.com/Other/Reeftank/i-cwwC3gx/0/XL/eels-XL.jpg

Skimmer Juice
02-11-2014, 12:22 AM
<3

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll28/commancel/sept35015_zpsc893fcf5.jpg (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/commancel/media/sept35015_zpsc893fcf5.jpg.html)

MarkoD
02-11-2014, 01:56 AM
I love candy

http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss232/IvankaD/MAR_7378_zpse49d226f.jpg

sumpfinfishe
02-11-2014, 06:05 AM
I love tang an clam tho candy is pretty good too:mrgreen:

misty s
02-12-2014, 06:39 PM
I love these guys :biggrin:

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj508/mistyshrop/4A90FCC5-277B-424B-85A5-650D84531CD3-3168-000000D529C69910.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/mistyshrop/media/4A90FCC5-277B-424B-85A5-650D84531CD3-3168-000000D529C69910.jpg.html)

jorjef
02-13-2014, 02:33 AM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd32/jorjef/image_zpse8f192ea.jpg

Madreefer
02-15-2014, 08:24 PM
My longnose loves to hang out in this spot

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh135/gulflube/feb15035.jpg (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/gulflube/media/feb15035.jpg.html)

tlhood
02-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Goby has a love affair with my overflow box. I've given up putting it back up.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/tabkatz/P1030826.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/tabkatz/media/P1030826.jpg.html)

noy
02-22-2014, 12:53 AM
Love Rhizo's

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/12385674145_f1e4ebb9bd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93072545@N02/12385674145/)
Rhizo1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93072545@N02/12385674145/)

darkreef
02-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Brain coral being fed and showing love.
Horrible quality picture , only camera at the time .
He never did it again :(

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad296/darkreef5/b7844115-6d9b-443b-b054-6a75090e6e01_zps03eb80f7.jpg (http://s945.photobucket.com/user/darkreef5/media/b7844115-6d9b-443b-b054-6a75090e6e01_zps03eb80f7.jpg.html)

heart shaped brain

Azzkr
02-22-2014, 05:14 PM
Great pictures this month, should be a close poll

Jan
02-26-2014, 03:01 AM
These two are lovely together.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r78/Jan_073/Tommy/IMG_8096_zps3e7756d0.jpg (http://s141.photobucket.com/user/Jan_073/media/Tommy/IMG_8096_zps3e7756d0.jpg.html)

Myka
02-26-2014, 03:16 AM
I love this Rainbow Welsophyllia. Not a very good pic, but maybe it will be popular enough to win. ;)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k43/Myka82/July312011.jpg (http://s85.photobucket.com/user/Myka82/media/July312011.jpg.html)

bignose
02-26-2014, 03:23 AM
well it may be small but there is a lot of love in my picture.
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/image.php?u=4589&dateline=1234199807&type=thumb

Their relationship didn't last that long.