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sphelps
07-04-2008, 04:42 PM
Welcome once again to another EA Photo Contest on Canreef! This months subject is definately my favorite.



This months subject: REEF FAVORITES


All entries should be a picture of the owners favorite item in their aquarium. No limitations here on the subject however it's important that the focus of each photograph is only on the subject or favorite item. In other words when looking at the photo your eyes should automatically be drawn to that item and nothing else. This can be done by limiting depth of field, cropping or even using some fancy photoshop tools and skills.

Requested, but not required, members should post info about their picture. This should include a picture title and camera specs.




Only the first 20 entries will be used, so do not delay.Entries will be accepted until July 24, 2008.

Post entries here, if you cannot post your picture please email it to me (sphelps@sasktel.net) and I will post it for you.


Good Luck!!

The winner will be determined by you, the voters, and the winner will receive an extra surprise bonus this round.




Contest Rules are as follows:

1) You must follow the guidelines given for each contest

2) ALL members including vendors can enter, I just ask that the picture is from a personal or display tank, not store stock.

3) As long as YOU take the picture and it fits the guidelines you can enter it, I don’t care whose tank it’s from

4) First come, first serve up to 20. But do not hesitate to continue posting pictures if 20 were already posted.

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

6) Have Fun!

Der_Iron_Chef
07-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Excellent idea. So many options.

sphelps
07-04-2008, 06:24 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/EA%20Photo%20Contest/DSC_7587.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/EA%20Photo%20Contest/DSC_0289copy.jpg

Once again I really like to see camera specs for the photos. I would also like to encourage everyone to take new pictures.

Snappy
07-04-2008, 07:01 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/EA%20Photo%20Contest/DSC_7587.jpg

Once again I really like to see camera specs for the photos. I would also like to encourage everyone to take new pictures.
That is a beautiful A.tenuis:biggrin:

Canuckgod420
07-04-2008, 10:17 PM
Is that what it is?
Thanks.....I'm not very good at figuring out what coral is what....mostly cause they tend to morph into different shapes from tank to tank.

Snappy
07-05-2008, 03:13 AM
Here are my submissions, Steve take your pick.:wink:
The first is "todays favorite" frag. I've nursed this guy along for almost 2 years and it's finally showing some promise. As per the theme this month I believe the eyes are always drawn back the center piece although surrounded by other corals.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/JULY408009julycontest1.jpg

These next two are likely the most photographed subjects in my reef because they always seem to be changing colour & shape as they grow.

Rainbow Stylo
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/JULY408012rainbowstylo1.jpg

A.Granulosa
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/JULY408001Granulosa1.jpg

Chowder
07-05-2008, 04:51 AM
Ricordia Yuma

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t4/jkhchris/jhchrisyuma.jpg

Canuckgod420
07-05-2008, 06:42 PM
Is no one interested in this contest?

ElGuappo
07-05-2008, 06:50 PM
i'll get in on this llater this is just a busy week in calgary. :mrgreen:

Ps i couldnt find the Mr Drunk emoticon. lol

Der_Iron_Chef
07-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Is no one interested in this contest?

Have no fear. If you build it, they will come. ;)

FishFun
07-06-2008, 08:02 AM
I like your photo contests Steve, nice to see there still going & your back in action. I didnt get in the last months contest but here's this month's photo. This is our latest addition. Hes hard to catch in the open so I didnt have time to set anything on my camera. I have better pictures but I like this one because theres a yellow tang in the backround & it makes the Lionfish look small but hes not!!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v610/1crazymaxxer/Leo1.jpg

It was taken with a Nikon D-40 in full Auto, ed18-55mm lens. I didnt have time to set anything, & I dont have any settings saved!!!!!

Scythanith
07-06-2008, 10:32 AM
Ok this isn't a new shot Steve, but I am at work again so you have to give me a break lol!

Details:

Canon D200 with a 105mm f2.8 micro nikkor lens. Cropped & cleaned up in P/S.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Scythanith/Tank%20Pics/DSC_0093.jpg

sphelps
07-06-2008, 05:07 PM
Nice one Kelvin, is that the lion that was trained on mysis? Either way very cool fish and picture.

Scott, nice pic as always. When did you get the Canon D200? :razz:


Thought this would be an appropriate place to show off my new favorite.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Fish/DSC_0381.jpg
Nikon D300 w/10.5mm Nikkor.

FishFun
07-06-2008, 05:51 PM
Yea thats the Lion trained on mysis got it from Bayside, & wow does he eat a lot!!! Cool fish Steve, frogfish right?
Forgot to add, has anyone figured out what EA stands for LOL?

sphelps
07-06-2008, 06:11 PM
Yea thats the Lion trained on mysis got it from Bayside, & wow does he eat a lot!!! Cool fish Steve, frogfish right?
Forgot to add, has anyone figured out what EA stands for LOL?

Yeap Frogfish, also trained on mysis right from the store :biggrin:

EA stands for the same as Engineered Aquariums stands for and that's Everything and Anything you want... for your aquarium :mrgreen:

christyf5
07-06-2008, 06:38 PM
Ok this isn't a new shot Steve, but I am at work again so you have to give me a break lol!

Details:

Canon D200 with a 105mm f2.8 micro nikkor lens. Cropped & cleaned up in P/S.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Scythanith/Tank%20Pics/DSC_0093.jpg

What is this? Its awesome!! :eek:

Samw
07-06-2008, 07:40 PM
What is this? Its awesome!! :eek:

Goniopora?

Bayside Corals
07-06-2008, 11:38 PM
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r265/BaysideCorals/adjustedborb.jpg

Der_Iron_Chef
07-07-2008, 01:32 AM
Wow, CableGuy! Just....wow.

christyf5
07-07-2008, 03:20 AM
Yeah, double WOW! What is that!? (I tried finding it on the net already with no luck).

Scythanith
07-07-2008, 03:32 AM
I have had the D200 for a while now Steve, I love it... it's no D300 but you know, we can't all afford one of those haahaa! JK

The Picture is of a Montipora sp., not sure what kind, sphelps or CableGuy may know.

Awesome picture Colby! That Blotchy Anthias is sexyyy!

Great thread Steve!

Chowder
07-07-2008, 03:35 AM
Christy it is a deepwater variaty of Anthias.

Chowder
07-07-2008, 03:40 AM
Here you go
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+3&ddid=41709

Parker
07-07-2008, 03:50 AM
Here's my reefs favorite!

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2910964/2/istockphoto_2910964_background_of_canadian_fifty_a nd_hundred_dollar_bills.jpg

michika
07-07-2008, 06:55 AM
Parker you crack me up!

Parker
07-07-2008, 02:55 PM
Parker you crack me up!

Since I don't have a tank running at the moment it was either that or wait for the cracked tank photo contest. I'd have that one locked! Can't wait for the bad luck thread..you might give me a run on that one! :lol:

sphelps
07-07-2008, 03:12 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/EA%20Photo%20Contest/a1.jpg

Der_Iron_Chef
07-08-2008, 04:46 AM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/andrewjespersen/Giganteawithclown.jpg

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E8800VR
Shutter Speed: 1/40 fps
Aperture: f/5.0
Flash: No
ISO Speed: 50

I cropped the photo a little, as well made minor adjustments to contrast and color correction (iPhoto). I wanted to take a photo of the anemone as my "reef favorite", but also wanted the clownfish in there for kicks. :)

sphelps
07-08-2008, 05:01 PM
Nice One!

michika
07-11-2008, 07:21 PM
I can't figure out why photobucket ALWAYS shrinks my photos down.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/michika/DSC_0047-1.jpg

Der_Iron_Chef
07-11-2008, 07:27 PM
I can't figure out why photobucket ALWAYS shrinks my photos down.

That's weird....it always makes mine gigantic.

P.S. I love your Sailfin!

sphelps
07-11-2008, 07:41 PM
Before you choose your files to upload you can choice the size, there's a pull down menu with various image sizes to choose from.

michika
07-11-2008, 07:50 PM
Lets try this.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b286/michika/DSC_0048-1.jpg

**edit**
I changed the size at the beginning, but its still tiny. I'll try and fiddle around with it more later.

ElGuappo
07-11-2008, 09:21 PM
Heres my 2 pennies.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/2613492483_60462e187f_b.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2310743246_dd610fa560_o.jpg

All taken with an olympus stylus 720SW 7.1MP

Marlin65
07-12-2008, 01:06 AM
Here is mine for the month.
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/7.jpg

Tv(Shutter Speed)
0.8Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F11
Metering Modes
Spot
Exposure Compensation
-1 2/3
ISO Speed
100
Lens
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal Length
100.0 mm
No Flash

michika
07-12-2008, 01:33 AM
Wow that picture is almost surreal looking!

Canuckgod420
07-12-2008, 01:40 AM
Anyone know what those 2 tiny "critters" are in the bottom right hand corner of that snail pic?

Awesome picture by the way

marie
07-12-2008, 01:56 AM
Anyone know what those 2 tiny "critters" are in the bottom right hand corner of that snail pic?
...

copepods

Marlin65
07-12-2008, 01:58 AM
I have tons of them as well as lots of other interesting things.
I wonder whose eggs those are?
When I look at It full size there is critters on the snail as well.
To cool.:mrgreen:

Marlin65
07-12-2008, 02:02 AM
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/77.jpg

Mathijs
07-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Hi there all,
this is my first post on this forum. I'll first introduce myself.
My name is Mathijs, I live in Belgium, a little country between Germany, France en Great Brittain. I'm 15 years old, and my passions are the saltwater tank and asyou can see photography.

I hope you'll like my pictures.

First greets,
Mathijs
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n374/Mathijsx/Druifjes.jpg

Der_Iron_Chef
07-13-2008, 04:22 PM
Hello Mathijs, and welcome to Canreef!!

Your photo is excellent...and a beautiful specimen!

Mathijs
07-13-2008, 04:25 PM
Thnx!
If I may ask, how do they call this coral in English?

Der_Iron_Chef
07-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Frogspawn

spanky
07-14-2008, 07:11 AM
Wow there are some amazing photos here! i am so not worthy of even submitting anything as my photo skills consist of red eye and blurs. Ill keep trying and maybe ill get lucky and actually take a good photo of something lol.

Zoaelite
07-15-2008, 01:51 AM
Here are mine,
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7901/newcabin008vd2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7901/newcabin008vd2.ed7e0870b1.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=296&i=newcabin008vd2.jpg)

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/41/newcabin029lp5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/41/newcabin029lp5.bba1341db4.jpg (http://g.imageshack.us/g.php?h=214&i=newcabin029lp5.jpg)

sphelps
07-15-2008, 03:40 AM
I like your first pic there i2as kass, what kind of camera are you using?

Zoaelite
07-15-2008, 04:11 AM
I like your first pic there i2as kass, what kind of camera are you using?

Its a panasonic DMC-TZ1, nothing special but it works for me! And yes number one is the one I'm submitting. (Thanks for the complement though!!)

Levi

superduperwesman
07-15-2008, 07:44 AM
The Coral Afro

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/wea747/toadstool3.jpg

Canon Powershot SD630

Nothing to special but it`s fun to join in ahah

Der_Iron_Chef
07-15-2008, 07:48 AM
Ja, mon :rainbowa:

fooser
07-15-2008, 08:19 AM
Here is one of my favorites.
http://www.members.shaw.ca/unclebills/lobo.jpg

sphelps
07-16-2008, 11:05 PM
I count 15 entries so far meaning 5 spots are left. I would love to see a full contest!

One week left to post entries, remember you can email entries to me if you are having problems posting. sphelps@sasktel.net

Deadline is July 24

Oh, awesome pictures everyone! :biggrin:

sunce_22
07-17-2008, 05:06 AM
Thought I would enter just for fun. This is a photo of my 2 inch mantis shrimp. It's a female G. Smithii (Purple Spot Mantis). She is super interactive and will almost allow me to feed her by hand. She comes out hunting all the time. I only feed her live food to keep her on her toes, she eats probably 1 snail a day? Anyways, I feel like a first time mother bragging, haha.

Canreef: Meet Hemi!

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=3043&d=1216267565

sphelps
07-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Last day to get entries in, 4 spots remain.

Did I mention there is a bonus prize :mrgreen:

fishoholic
07-23-2008, 05:46 PM
This is my entry of my pink hammer coral. The pic was taken with a Nikon D40 DSLR camera

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/Laurie_Morin/28g%20tank/DSC_0870.jpg

cprowler
07-24-2008, 06:38 AM
I just got back into town today then went to my US post box to pick up my new lens for my D80 and snapped off a few to get one in under the wire. This is the best of the bunch...D80 with Vivitar 100mm lens, forgot to keep track of other settings.

Some fantastic entries this month!

http://www.zld.ca/reef/CCB-002.jpg

SATELLITE
07-24-2008, 07:00 AM
i got 2 of my all time favorites. going to be hard just to pick 1
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/sonya24/100_3523.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/sonya24/100_4689.jpg

Skimmer King
07-24-2008, 07:50 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/asmodeus338/235%20Gal%20REEF/DSC00021.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e122/asmodeus338/120%20gal%20mixed/DSC02730-1.jpg