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March Photo Contest - "It's Mine!" [RESULTS]
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Marcos Avila
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)1:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all I must apologize to everyone for the untimely interruption of the submission period by a very misguided member who took it upon himself to start the voting phase over 3 hours before the end of the customary deadline (even before I had submitted my own entry). I sincerely hope that no one was drawn away from submitting their photo by this unfortunate incident.

But let's move on to the 1 week voting phase now. We have 19 submissions in this contest. All board members can vote, but remember...to make a valid vote you MUST choose your 3 favorite candidates from the selection below and clearly list them in order of preference!

We also encourage everyone to add comments justifying your choices, and including praises or constructive criticism to those that weren't chosen.

Participants cannot vote for their own photo, but are expected to vote and add comments for the "other" good photos! All in the name of friendship and fun!

Voting Deadline: April 4th (Wednesday)

#01. underOATH87


#02. MattTVI


#03. DF Bobo


#04. fish4fun


#05. Jan


#06. rfosgategt


#07. Serkan


#08. munkee


#09. Dusko


#10. JunBetta


#11. ACosterus


#12. jsn_


#13. Snarf!


#14. tigerstripes221


#15. shaun64326


#16. Psyfalcon


#17. Katzyn


#18. sirreal63


#19. Marcos Avila


Good luck everyone! Wink
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Serkan
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)5:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Marcos. No defamation there. I get this message saying that all times are GMT + 10 Hours whenever I post a message. Maybe set a GMT time for the deadline next time. Razz


For my entrants:

#1 Jan - Nice photo. I can definitely see the monitoring theme going on here. I like the little story you gave with the photo too.

#2 Marcos Avila - Excellent Quality shot. The theme wasn't as strong in this photo, but the quality of the shot more then compensated.

#3 JunBetta - I like this photo. It definitely stands out. I can see the theme represented from every fish's perspective.
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)5:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

My votes in order of preference

#18. sirreal63- Those clowns look extemely angry Shocked

#11. ACosterus- Looks like a feirce protector of his burrow

#06. rfosgategt- Very nice photo. I like those colours!

Other notible mentions include;

fish4fun, Serkan, JunBetta, jsn_ and Marcos Avila.


Nice work everyone, I had a very hard time choosing.
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Heather R
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)6:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

# 5 - I just love the way this photo looks, as if they are all ready to flip that waffer and knock the spotted fish out!

#16 - I just find this very unique. An interesting find and a lovely photo.

#2 - I don't really know why but this photo makes me smile.


Notable mentions:
#19 - that Shrimp is courageous!

#9 - I like this photo from a photography standpoint. Very clean and well composed.
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)6:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

#19 Marcos
#16 Psyfalcon
#5 Jan

PS-Officially, voting doesn't start until the topic title is changed to [VOTING]. No need to worry about time zones, it's very clear. Wink
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)7:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

#18~Look at the determined expression of the faces! Amazing.

#10~Poor, poor Pleco. It looks like he knows he's about to be swarmed, and he looks despertae to protect that food.

#19~It looks like if you were to come close to that rock, that little guy would beat you!


Such pretty photos......Nice job, everyone!
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aberdufi
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)8:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

First--#10

Second--#2

Third--#18

Great submissions everyone!!!
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)9:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

#1 - 10 - Junbetta - he looks scared that the gang is going to rough him up

#2 - 18 - sirreal63 - great expressions! Does she always look so grumpy?

#3 - 05 - jan - nice timing; did they get him? Laughing

hHonorable mention to . . . oh, I just realized I was going to list everyone else Embarassed Really, really good photos from everyone and this was the hardest contest for me to chose 3 from!
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tigerstripes221
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)9:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

#18 I love those clowns! The expressions on their face is priceless. I think this photo best shows the topic of this contest.


#16 I think this too shows the topic about as close as my first choice! It makes me laugh to think that little crab is thinking no one will be able to take him away from his shell!


#2 This one is makes me smile! I think if anyone tried to take his toy away they'd be toast! Wink


I think everyone did awesome pictures! I love the rams and #5's picture is too funny! Good job guys! Very Happy
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underOATH87
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PostPosted: 2007.03.29(Thu)12:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

1-#6
2-#7
3-#19

I chose these because I really picked up a sense of protection from these photos. The pair of Kribs because I have a pair of my own and I know how protective the male is of the female. #7 because you can see the teamwork going on in the photo. And #19 because shrimp are really interesting, and to see that such a small thing can find it's way to the very top and hold it down is really cool.
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