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sphelps
11-02-2008, 05:33 AM
Welcome to another EA Photo Contest on Canreef!


This months subject: MIGHTY MACRO



LET'S SEE SOME MACROS, THE CLOSER THE BETTER!


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

Always stay fresh, always post new pictures :wink:




Only the first 20 entries will be used, so do not delay.Entries will be accepted until NOV 23rd, 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 a framed picture.



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!

fishoholic
11-02-2008, 03:16 PM
My mantis is in my `fuge with my macro. Sometimes he comes out of his rock and crawls around on it. Does the picture have to be of just macro or can my mantis be in the photo as well? Just curious thanks, Laurie

Lance
11-02-2008, 03:21 PM
Laurie, he means a macro shot (close-up). Not macro algae.

fishoholic
11-02-2008, 03:22 PM
Laurie, he means a macro shot (close-up). Not macro algae.

:redface::lol: I knew it was to early to be awake!

Lance
11-02-2008, 03:29 PM
DST will do that to ya. Thank God for coffee.:biggrin:

Keri
11-03-2008, 03:48 AM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/Keri1980/bristlecopy.jpg


Ahhh... the mighty bristleworm lol....

Taken with a Nikon D40 ...using random settings (my settings are always random lol) and the background was darkened a little with photoshop. (There were a couple of specks and pods on the glass taking your eye away from the main subject)

Hope you like - I was going for "simple" :)

sphelps
11-03-2008, 03:51 AM
Hope you like - I was going for "simple" :)

Yes very nice and artistic, I like it.

Snappy
11-03-2008, 05:18 PM
A.Granulosa & A.Rosaria togetherness
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/oct1608002granulosarosariamacro.jpg

Acropora loripes
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/oct2005loripes.jpg

Ryan_Lap
11-03-2008, 11:09 PM
Im changing mine again. ha
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii239/Ryan_Lap/90g051.jpg


Canon Powershot in macro mode....

sphelps
11-04-2008, 03:16 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/EA%20Photo%20Contest/Nov%202008/dragonheadgobie.jpg

X-Treme
11-04-2008, 03:17 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/EA%20Photo%20Contest/Nov%202008/dragonheadgobie.jpg

GREAT pic......what is he?

Canuckgod420
11-04-2008, 03:28 AM
its a dragonhead goby
the pic is from my tank taken with my nikon d40.
A very cool fish, its very active and he hangs out under my anemone.......

X-Treme
11-04-2008, 03:56 AM
Might he be called anything else? I googled dragon head goby and all I get is dragon goby. He is DEFINITELY not that. lol

Keri
11-04-2008, 04:03 AM
take a look at the pink and blue spot goby - is that what he may also be called?

LeeR
11-04-2008, 05:05 AM
http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k329/LeeRoz_2008/reef/DSC_0027-2.jpg


D 40X some sorta nikkor macro lens

Keri
11-04-2008, 06:05 AM
http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k329/LeeRoz_2008/reef/DSC_0027-2.jpg


D 40X some sorta nikkor macro lens


I love it!! He looks like a fraggle :)

LeeR
11-04-2008, 03:28 PM
haha I wish it was a fraggle:mrgreen:

Marlin65
11-04-2008, 05:41 PM
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/OpenMouth2.jpg
Canon 30D Macro lens ISO 250 shot Raw

Der_Iron_Chef
11-04-2008, 05:53 PM
http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k329/LeeRoz_2008/reef/DSC_0027-2.jpg


D 40X some sorta nikkor macro lens

Man!! I actually said "Damn you!" outloud when I saw this picture....because it's so good! LOL. Very well done, man. Very well done.

Doo
11-05-2008, 05:26 AM
WOW - that is phenominal!

Canuckgod420
11-06-2008, 01:21 AM
thats a great pic...what kind of fish is that?

LeeR
11-06-2008, 03:38 AM
starry blenny

sphelps
11-06-2008, 04:59 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/thumbs/DSC_1680.jpg (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/DSC_1680.jpg) http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/thumbs/DSC_1681.jpg (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/DSC_1681.jpg) http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/thumbs/DSC_1689.jpg (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/DSC_1689.jpg)

Marlin65
11-06-2008, 05:20 AM
Nice love the light on the last one.

sphelps
11-06-2008, 02:40 PM
http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/505/medium/Ricordia.jpg


http://www.canreef.com/photopost/data/503/medium/Mandarin1.jpg


Just gotta take out the URLs

Doug
11-06-2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks Steve

justinl
11-06-2008, 05:59 PM
red flabellina laying eggs on hydroid... enter this one in the contest
http://photos-c.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v353/214/109/116200608/n116200608_33240210_8615.jpg

NFS: velcro star killing a radulinis sculpin
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v341/214/109/116200608/n116200608_33215835_1212.jpg

pics taken with powershot sd870 with undwerwater casing. shots are from the wild in Howe Sound (posted with steve's permission)

Carmen
11-06-2008, 08:04 PM
http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r474/ctash_album/7.jpg

Pearl Bubble
FujiFinepix Macro setting

ElGuappo
11-06-2008, 08:16 PM
Dam i wihs my point and click camera had a better macro funtion.... :twised:

not that i would be able to compete with some off these pics... wow..:mrgreen:

sphelps
11-06-2008, 09:55 PM
Man so far these pics are awesome! So good it's given me an idea which I'll post later and see what people think.

Doug
11-06-2008, 11:08 PM
Now that I have a keyboard, that actually works. :D

My pics were taken with a cheapie Sony digital and a mag glass. So perhaps not the same quality as some of the macro shots, it can be done.

sphelps
11-07-2008, 12:36 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/thumbs/1.jpg (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/DSC_1683.jpg) http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/thumbs/DSC_1684.jpg (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/DSC_1684.jpg) http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/thumbs/DSC_1687.jpg (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Corals/DSC_1687.jpg)

All taken with a D300 with Sigma 150mm Macro in RAW format.

sphelps
11-07-2008, 12:54 AM
Everyone check the new addition on the front page (first post) and let me know your thoughts.

ReefJunkie
11-07-2008, 01:55 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/nano134.jpg

fishoholic
11-07-2008, 02:00 AM
Everyone check the new addition on the front page (first post) and let me know your thoughts.

Great idea :biggrin:

LeeR
11-07-2008, 02:19 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/nano134.jpg



:surprise: friggin amazing picture!

and awsome idea for the selling of pictures!

I wish i had the fifty kickin around for a picture :sad:

justinl
11-07-2008, 03:42 AM
great idea steve! In that case, ill enter the red flabellina nudibranch picture and not the velcro star/radulinis pic. Technically the latter belongs to the aquarium since I took it during work. the flabellina pic can be sold.

so if someone wants to buy a photo, would you contact the photographer on a case by case basis? because Im certain a bunch of these pics have been reduced from their normal size and better prints could be produced from their original quality files.

sphelps
11-07-2008, 04:19 AM
great idea steve! In that case, ill enter the red flabellina nudibranch picture and not the velcro star/radulinis pic. Technically the latter belongs to the aquarium since I took it during work. the flabellina pic can be sold.

so if someone wants to buy a photo, would you contact the photographer on a case by case basis? because Im certain a bunch of these pics have been reduced from their normal size and better prints could be produced from their original quality files.

Sounds good.

If a picture is purchased I will do my best to contact the photographer and request a full size picture to be sent to me by email. Members can email me full size pictures ahead of time if they wish (sphelps@sasktel.net). I will place the username or other specified name on the picture just as I have been doing before posting all pictures for voting.

Ryan_Lap
11-07-2008, 04:21 AM
Yup a great idea Steve! Cant see a problem with that at all. Only good things to come from it.:biggrin:

Aquattro
11-07-2008, 04:30 AM
Hmm, "IF" I enter a photo, it certainly is NOT for sale. It's mine, and if I want it sold, I'd sell it myself. And if someone really likes it, they can have a copy of the original and go get it printed.

Ryan_Lap
11-07-2008, 04:34 AM
-All proceeds will go to the Adopt a Reef Program (http://www.savenature.org/)

This does seem like a good cause. Like he stated if you dont want your photot for sale just simply state it. :neutral:

sphelps
11-07-2008, 04:44 AM
Hmm, "IF" I enter a photo, it certainly is NOT for sale. It's mine, and if I want it sold, I'd sell it myself. And if someone really likes it, they can have a copy of the original and go get it printed.
No problem, just post "NFS" in your post. This is completely voluntary.

Marlin65
11-07-2008, 05:00 AM
You can sell mine.
Here is a few more not sure what I want to enter. I almost had a picture of my fire shrimp cleaning my Niger Trigger but I was to late.:sad:
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/Macro005.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/Macro007.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/Macro010.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/Macro025.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/Macro027.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/Macro058.jpg

justinl
11-07-2008, 05:15 AM
steve, one little thing, to avoid complications, I think that for pictures without either a clear FS or NFS, we should just assume NFS.

Trigger Man
11-07-2008, 05:24 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/Seascaper/nano134.jpg

Just had to say this is a great picture!

sphelps
11-07-2008, 05:36 AM
steve, one little thing, to avoid complications, I think that for pictures without either a clear FS or NFS, we should just assume NFS.

Perhaps and a good point but I'll be contacting the photographers before a sale is completed to get a full size pic. Any issues should come up then.

rstar
11-10-2008, 11:24 PM
Here is my entry, taken on a olympus evolt e-410 14-42mm (28-84mm standard)

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r302/rstar26/af8ef04c.jpg

Diana
11-11-2008, 02:04 AM
Uhhh, its a tough call which one I want to enter. I guess I will go with the suncoral because there is already a shot of a green clown goby.

http://www.aquaticescapes.ca/pictures/coral_suncoral.jpg

NFS ;)

-Diana

m_wonnacott
11-11-2008, 03:36 AM
i love that picture of the manderin goby and would possibly be interested in purchasing a copy of it depending on the price it is beautiful. I could not find the info in the first post about it.

justinl
11-11-2008, 03:49 AM
the details used to be in the first post but it has been edited. Steve, was there a problem with selling the pics?

sphelps
11-11-2008, 04:07 AM
the details used to be in the first post but it has been edited. Steve, was there a problem with selling the pics?
Yeah, I guess we're not going to do that.

dsaundry
11-11-2008, 04:42 AM
This Is my Filefish, My Goby and My Flounder.
Still playing with camera settings..Not sure if this qualifies as Macro.
If it does, whichever one you want to use...:biggrin:

http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii140/dsaundry/?action=view&current=Fishstuff017.jpg

http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii140/dsaundry/?action=view&current=Fishstuff037.jpg

http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/ii140/dsaundry/?action=view&current=Fishstuff040.jpg

Keri
11-11-2008, 04:44 AM
dsaundry: What kind of anemone (?) is the purple one behind the flounder? Neat!

fishoholic
11-11-2008, 05:11 AM
Yeah, I guess we're not going to do that.

Why not? I thought it was a great idea for a good cause. Plus if someone didn't want to sell they didn't have to, the choice was theirs to make.

Keri
11-11-2008, 05:18 AM
You could always create forum where people could post pics they don't mind donating for a good cause :)

sphelps
11-11-2008, 06:03 AM
This Is my Filefish, My Goby and My Flounder.
Still playing with camera settings..Not sure if this qualifies as Macro.
If it does, whichever one you want to use...:biggrin:

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii140/dsaundry/Fishstuff017.jpg?t=1226383500

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii140/dsaundry/Fishstuff037.jpg?t=1226383535

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii140/dsaundry/Fishstuff040.jpg?t=1226383561
:biggrin:

dsaundry
11-11-2008, 06:01 PM
dsaundry: What kind of anemone (?) is the purple one behind the flounder? Neat!
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http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii254/Keri1980/signature.jpg


I have no idea what it is but it is spectacular, I saw it at Animal House in Chilliwack..it had been there about 4-6 weeks and was sort of shriveled up. I picked it up and put it in my aggressive tank and it looks great. Here is another picture of it..yes that is a Golden Dwarf Moray making one of his rare appearances in the background

Scythanith
11-14-2008, 05:23 AM
Here is what I have:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Scythanith/Tank%20Pics/montipora-closeup.jpg

or

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Scythanith/Tank%20Pics/Pokerstar-Montipora.jpg

Both taken with a nikon D200, Nikkor 105mm f2.8 VR & edited in PS for colour, sharpness and crop.

Pick which one you like Steve!

Marlin65
11-14-2008, 05:27 AM
Nice really like the first one.

Marlin65
11-14-2008, 05:31 AM
Here is two more I am going to enter the first one as my choice.:biggrin:
If someone can tell me what it is I would really appreciate that.
It's normal color is pure white.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/WhiteCoral.jpg

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/Leather.jpg

Scythanith
11-14-2008, 05:49 AM
I think this is an Alveopora sp. Alveopora sp. have 12 small tentacles while Goniopora sp. have 24. I'm sure someone can straighten this out for sure.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg94/hikingtrigger/WhiteCoral.jpg

Marlin65
11-14-2008, 06:45 PM
Thanks.

superduperwesman
11-14-2008, 07:16 PM
I think this is an Alveopora sp. Alveopora sp. have 12 small tentacles while Goniopora sp. have 24. I'm sure someone can straighten this out for sure.

Cool, it'd be interesting to see how many handicapped ones a coral may have??

Alveopora with some 10s, 11s or 13s or Goniopora with some 23s or 25s... I mean it's gotta happen??

cprowler
11-14-2008, 08:07 PM
Here is one I just took and a couple from a while back.

http://www.zld.ca/reef/s.jpg

http://www.zld.ca/reef/DSC_0888.jpg

http://www.zld.ca/reef/pacloseup.gif

http://www.zld.ca/reef/R-monty-macro-01.jpg

http://www.zld.ca/reef/pcu02.jpg

Now I'm off to the airport to get some new diving pics. :twised:

wickedfrags
11-14-2008, 10:31 PM
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset-closeup.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/rainbowpaly.jpg

superduperwesman
11-14-2008, 10:32 PM
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset-closeup.jpg


nice!

o.c.d.
11-19-2008, 01:42 AM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3220003-4.jpg
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3210052.jpg
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3210060-2.jpg

o.c.d.
11-19-2008, 01:47 AM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3270045.jpg
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3270102.jpg
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3240024.jpg
All photos taken with Olympus 1030 in super macro

sphelps
11-19-2008, 03:23 AM
Nice pics o.c.d.

did you submerse the camera to get those pics?

superduperwesman
11-19-2008, 03:23 AM
Here is what I have:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Scythanith/Tank%20Pics/montipora-closeup.jpg

or

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/Scythanith/Tank%20Pics/Pokerstar-Montipora.jpg

Both taken with a nikon D200, Nikkor 105mm f2.8 VR & edited in PS for colour, sharpness and crop.

Pick which one you like Steve!


sexy I like

superduperwesman
11-19-2008, 03:25 AM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3220003-4.jpg


Also nice.... I think I will have a hard time voting

o.c.d.
11-19-2008, 01:32 PM
Yes they were taken underwater except for the first pic. Here is a night shot of that one, a little closer.http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3240002.jpg
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3240010-1.jpg
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mudslingercor/P3290029.jpg

sphelps
11-19-2008, 04:12 PM
Very impressive and surprising for a compact. Well done!

superduperwesman
11-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Yes they were taken underwater except for the first pic.

Cool Camera... it takes nice pictures and you can take it swimming :)

http://www.cnet.co.uk/i/c/blg/cat/digitalcameras/olympus_mju_1030/olympus_mju1030_1.jpg

Diana
11-19-2008, 06:27 PM
We have that cam... the older model... excellent for snorkeling. I havent yet tried it out in my tanks, I might just have to do that! :D

reefy
11-19-2008, 08:14 PM
[QUOTE=wickedfrags.com;359991]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset-closeup.jpg

this pic is dope man!!!, what kind of coral is this?

OCDP
11-19-2008, 08:39 PM
[quote=wickedfrags.com;359991]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset-closeup.jpg

this pic is dope man!!!, what kind of coral is this?

I believe this piece is a Sunset Montipora ? Could be wrong though, as I have been before!

wickedfrags
11-19-2008, 11:30 PM
Sunset montipora, OCDP you are correct. Perhaps one of the nicest monti's out there. Grew this out from a 0.5" frag from ther LFS about 2 years ago, has had it ups and downs, but is doing real well now.

Close-up
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset-closeup.jpg

Colony
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset.jpg

this pic is dope man!!!, what kind of coral is this?

[quote=reefy;361346]

I believe this piece is a Sunset Montipora ? Could be wrong though, as I have been before!

reefy
11-20-2008, 12:41 AM
Impresive!! I wish I can find a frag from the LFS

Sunset montipora, OCDP you are correct. Perhaps one of the nicest monti's out there. Grew this out from a 0.5" frag from ther LFS about 2 years ago, has had it ups and downs, but is doing real well now.

Close-up
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset-closeup.jpg

Colony
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/djelley/Dave/sunset.jpg



[QUOTE=OCDP;361353]

wickedfrags
11-20-2008, 01:14 AM
One will be coming to your LOFS in the near future :)

Impresive!! I wish I can find a frag from the LFS

Xenia
11-20-2008, 04:57 AM
This is my little friend Elvis.

He is a Discordipinna Griessingeri (spike-fin goby), which have the reputation to be very shy and secretive (...if I was only an inch small, I would be hide a lot too).

He was friendly enough to sit on my Yumas and pose a little. I had to decide between staring at him in awe or grab the camera quickly.
I decided to run and when I came back he was still waiting for me :biggrin:
I had no time to fiddle with my settings though...oh, and of course the camera had to zoom in on the algae spots on my glass, too....

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr140/evercranky/canreef/Discordipinna_Griessingeri.jpg

noirsphynx
11-20-2008, 05:03 AM
This is my little friend Elvis.

He is a Discordipinna Griessingeri (spike-fin goby), which have the reputation to be very shy and secretive (...if I was only an inch small, I would be hide a lot too).

He was friendly enough to sit on my Yumas and pose a little. I had to decide between staring at him in awe or grab the camera quickly.
I decided to run and when I came back he was still waiting for me :biggrin:
I had no time to fiddle with my settings though...oh, and of course the camera had to zoom in on the algae spots on my glass, too

What a truly beautiful fish! I want one now!!

fishoholic
11-20-2008, 05:20 AM
This is my little friend Elvis.

He is a Discordipinna Griessingeri (spike-fin goby), which have the reputation to be very shy and secretive (...if I was only an inch small, I would be hide a lot too).

He was friendly enough to sit on my Yumas and pose a little. I had to decide between staring at him in awe or grab the camera quickly.
I decided to run and when I came back he was still waiting for me :biggrin:
I had no time to fiddle with my settings though...oh, and of course the camera had to zoom in on the algae spots on my glass, too....

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr140/evercranky/canreef/Discordipinna_Griessingeri.jpg

Very cool fish. I've wanted one for awhile but I have no desire to take care of a nano tank. Hummm.... maybe some day I'll plumb in a 30g to my two 230g tanks.

superduperwesman
11-20-2008, 06:26 AM
This is my little friend Elvis.

He is a Discordipinna Griessingeri (spike-fin goby), which have the reputation to be very shy and secretive (...if I was only an inch small, I would be hide a lot too).

He was friendly enough to sit on my Yumas and pose a little. I had to decide between staring at him in awe or grab the camera quickly.
I decided to run and when I came back he was still waiting for me :biggrin:
I had no time to fiddle with my settings though...oh, and of course the camera had to zoom in on the algae spots on my glass, too....

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr140/evercranky/canreef/Discordipinna_Griessingeri.jpg



NICE! I had one of these for a bit but I only seen it a few times