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muck
12-02-2010, 06:08 AM
December 2010

This months subject: CLAMS





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

Entries will be accepted until Dec. 22nd, 2010.

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.

For the winner you will have a snazzy POTM badge placed beside your user name





Voting to take place Dec 26th through Dec 31st.



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) Have Fun!

muck
12-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Yes... the POTM is back. :wave:

Life has been crazy busy for me the past few months and I apologize to all for slipping on the POTM.
Now lets get some photos up in this thread... :mrgreen:

Zoaelite
12-02-2010, 07:37 AM
Let the horrible analogy jokes begin...

smokinreefer
12-02-2010, 10:06 AM
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff364/smokinreefer/clamsjun05.jpg

this photo is from 2005.
taken with a canon powershot s400.
sadly, the only clam i still have from this photo is the little gigas.
(to the right of the green ricordias)

BlueTang<3
12-02-2010, 01:41 PM
http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy171/bluetang3/PB240002.jpg

Aquattro
12-02-2010, 02:21 PM
Let the horrible analogy jokes begin...

Or not....

ponokareefer
12-02-2010, 02:29 PM
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/ponokareefer/P10000791.jpg

A picture of my derasa a couple of months ago.

ponokareefer
12-02-2010, 02:32 PM
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w116/ponokareefer/P10000781.jpg

A picture of my baby crocea a few months back.

michika
12-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Let the horrible analogy jokes begin...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LOm7EFvFs0M/TEztjERlfYI/AAAAAAAAAFo/i6d-OiVqiaY/s1600/clamChowder.png

riceboy
12-02-2010, 05:42 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LOm7EFvFs0M/TEztjERlfYI/AAAAAAAAAFo/i6d-OiVqiaY/s1600/clamChowder.png

:lol:

man looking at all these clams make me want one so bad :lol: if anyone is selling let me know :lol: can't seem to find "nice" ones at the lfs

lorenz0
12-02-2010, 05:52 PM
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e69/lorenz000/DSCN6928.jpg

Argentiner
12-03-2010, 03:17 AM
Gigas Clam, Great Barrier Reef

http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv268/Argentiner/P1030053.jpg

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC TS1

fishytime
12-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Thanks Scott! I was gonna dig through all my clam pics to post my best one but after seeing your pic I obviously dont need to bother!!! Game, set and match!:mrgreen:..... Outstanding pic man!:biggrin:

the marine apprentice
12-03-2010, 05:31 PM
here is a pic of my old squamosa R.I.P
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r44/duey123/my%20new%20cube/P1020531.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r44/duey123/my%20new%20cube/P1020494.jpg

kien
12-03-2010, 06:46 PM
Thanks Scott! I was gonna dig through all my clam pics to post my best one but after seeing your pic I obviously dont need to bother!!! Game, set and match!:mrgreen:..... Outstanding pic man!:biggrin:

Um.. ya, pretty much what that guy said.. :lol:

saltcreep
12-03-2010, 07:09 PM
A tasty morsel...

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz41/wetpets/IMG_7894-1.jpg

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz41/wetpets/IMG_7911.jpg

http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz41/wetpets/IMG_7932.jpg

hound96
12-04-2010, 02:35 AM
looks better full size

TimT
12-04-2010, 05:59 AM
Here's a few I had years ago.

christyf5
12-04-2010, 03:21 PM
Here's a few I had years ago.

*sigh* Gorgeous :love: Clams of that calibre are bloody hard to find these days.

Lampshade
12-04-2010, 03:33 PM
Let the horrible analogy jokes begin...

http://mlmlblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/mutts_mussels_marinara.gif?w=450&h=146

Already been done, but here's more clam analogy jokes.... still not the same as expected :P

apexifd
12-04-2010, 04:57 PM
Here's a few I had years ago.


what happened to them now??

paddyob
12-04-2010, 04:58 PM
what happened to them now??


Looks like a farm photo.... chowder?

TimT
12-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Christy: That photo is about 8-9 years old which is why you dont see those ultras anymore. Also the country where they came from no longer allows the export of wild clams.

Apexifd: I sold them to a friend and there was a power failure/heat wave while he was away for the weekend... nuff said.

Paddyob: I would never eat a clam but live Crocea with fresh lime is a delicacy in some places. Sometimes when the collector is chiseling a crocea out of the reef flat the shell will get cracked. That's why they always brought limes when they went clam collecting. Have an accident and get a free snack out of it. ;)

The Grizz
12-05-2010, 11:02 PM
OK I will play again with no chance in winning this one either :lol: ALL PICS TAKEN WITH MY PHONE

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/Corals%20and%20Fish/Picture040.jpg
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/Corals%20and%20Fish/Picture042-1.jpg
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/Corals%20and%20Fish/Picture043-1.jpg
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/Corals%20and%20Fish/Picture044-1.jpg
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/Corals%20and%20Fish/Picture045-1.jpg
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/GRIZZtheWELDER/Corals%20and%20Fish/Picture022-2.jpg

Borderjumper
12-06-2010, 01:33 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0596.jpg

Zoaelite
12-06-2010, 02:34 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0596.jpg

Wow I know what I will be voting for, where did you pick up this puppy?

My entry:
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9484/p1140241.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1140241.jpg)

paddyob
12-06-2010, 04:18 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0596.jpg


Uhmmmm..... I am more interested in your purple zoas to the right side. What are they and how do I get a frag? :mrgreen:

PoonTang
12-06-2010, 05:17 AM
Here are mine when I first got them. Big Squaw and her buddy Lil' Max
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa28/m3bimmerboy/Clams.jpg

Snappy
12-06-2010, 05:56 AM
Not really an entry since I took this with my phone so the quality is poor but posted for more of just a show & tell. My buddy has had this clam for many years in his 250 gal tank and it's getting pretty big as in about 15-20 lbs. To get an idea of the scale, consider that the powder blue tang is about 4 inches long.:eek:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/stevesclam21.jpg

Snappy
12-06-2010, 06:01 AM
Here's one of mine, it just can't decide on a pattern.:lol:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h210/Trainer02/Dec12010035clam1.jpg

Borderjumper
12-06-2010, 06:35 AM
[QUOTE=zoaElite;570659]Wow I know what I will be voting for, where did you pick up this puppy?

I got the derasa from Spencer at Blueworld aquariums and the blue squamosa from Ronnie and Gareth at Progressive Reef, both in Victoria. I also got a wicked Orange derasa, but it's being pretty shy.



The purple zoas I got from a local reef store years ago that is no longer in business. The owner got in a shipment of those awful mixed rocks that have zoas and softies glued all together..butt ugly they were, but one had a small colony of those purple zoas.. I talked her into scraping me off one polyp of the purples.:mrgreen:

Aquattro
12-06-2010, 06:49 AM
Here's a few I had years ago.

Tim, I miss the visits out to your place!!!

TimT
12-07-2010, 01:42 AM
yeh, those were the days. I moved to a bigger shop since then. The farms a lot bigger now. :)

Aquattro
12-07-2010, 01:49 AM
yeh, those were the days. I moved to a bigger shop since then. The farms a lot bigger now. :)

Oh, good. So whereabouts, exactly, is it?? :) I assume you're just doing wholesale these days?

sphelps
12-07-2010, 03:05 AM
Memories.....:cry:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/new%20tank/oct%202009/Oct2009.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/new%20tank/oct%202009/Oct2009_5.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/new%20tank/oct%202009/Coral_2.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/new%20tank/AUG%2015%202008/AQUA_Aug15_7.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/new%20tank/Nov%2009/Nov09_5.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/new%20tank/DSC_3989.jpg

fishoholic
12-07-2010, 02:28 PM
sphelps I love the pic. of the pipefish with the clam :biggrin:

Borderjumper
12-17-2010, 09:23 PM
this morning clams basking in the sunlight

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Carrida/IMG_0626.jpg

The Grizz
12-17-2010, 09:47 PM
All you guys suck :razz: you and your damn awesome photography skills.

Oh wait it is me that sucks at taking photos :lol: