MOFIB PHOTO CONTEST, Oct. 2008! Enter by 10-19! PRIZES TOO!

MOFIB PHOTO CONTEST, Oct. 2008! Enter by 10-19! PRIZES TOO!

Postby mpedersen » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:09 am

Let's keep this really simple and A LOT OF FUN!

David Lass is currently working on a MOFIB Article! We have been asked to provide images, and we will be paid for these images. I could easily donate my own images and have the procedes go to MOFIB, but where's the fun in that?!

Rather than just rehash my same old images, the BOD thought it'd be fun to ask all MOFIB members to submit their best pictures for possible inclusion in a forthcoming FAMA (Freshwater And Marine Aquarium magazine) article on MOFIB. We're doing this as a fundraiser, so we're asking that this be a "donation" of the image for use...in other words, MOFIB keeps the money that FAMA pays for the one-time use of the image to accompany the article. FAMA's photo payments range from $50 to $150, so your donation could end up going really far for MOFIB!

What do you get? If your photo is used in the FAMA article, you'll have your name in print (photo credit in FAMA)! MOFIB sweeten the deal - you'll also get one (1) item of MOFIB gear of your choosing from our Cafepress store ( http://www.marinebreeder.org/phpbb/supp ... #cafepress )! If you get 3 photos in the article, well, you get 3 items of MOFIB gear!

Here's how to enter:

1. Post your own fish / invert breeding photos for the FAMA article ON THIS THREAD! Limit maximum 3 submissions per MOFIB member. You must have a high resolution original (required for magazine printing, minimum 1500 X 1200 pixels). Entry is open to ANY registered MOFIB member in good standing.

2. Next Monday (October 20th, 2008), we'll do a poll, numbering each image and taking votes. Each MOFIB member will vote for their one/single favorite image. Poll will close end of Friday (October 24th).

3. The top 8 photos will be submitted for inclusion in the article.

4. For the top 8 photos, MOFIB will need the following by Sunday, October 26th (we'll be sending on the 20th), sent to support (at) marinebreeder.org:

- high-resolution original
- one line message granting permission for non-exclusive one-time use to be printed with the MOFIB article in a forthcoming issue of FAMA, certify that you produced this image (and own copyright).
- photographer credits.
- one line message requests that photo licensing fees be paid to MOFIB.
- Your full name and address
- The MOFIB item you'd like from CafePress.

5. FAMA wil be chosing the 3 or 4 images for inclusion with the article.

6. As soon as we know who was selected (might not be until we see the article in the magazine!), MOFIB will announce the "winners", the amount of funds raised, and we'll get your MOFIB Gear orded and on it's way to you via regular shipping!

The "Disclaimers":
Please let's not make MOFIB have to hire a lawyer, so just use common sense. One note on eligibility for prizes - Cafepress has to be able to ship via standard methods to your address, otherwise we can't get the "prizes" to you!!! Also, if the article never runs, well, there can't really be any "winners", prizes or payments etc.

SO, LET'S SEE THOSE SUBMISSIONS!!!
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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:33 am

How high-res are you looking for? What size files?

I know that I do a lot of cropping on my photos, so that really cuts down on the file sizes.
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Postby mpedersen » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:10 am

Andy, I think simply the higher the better...based on what I read, the full image must be at least 1500 X 1200 pixels (which translates to 5 X 4 at 300 DPI). Added that in above - thanks for asking for the specifics!

FAMA's full general guidelines are here - http://www.fishchannel.com/photo-guidelines.aspx - I want to remind you all that we are submitting these photos for THIS article alone, not for FAMA to hold on file or anything!
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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:44 pm

Bummer. The one I like a lot is just a little too small. If Peter is willing, those recent shots he took of the Banggais mouthbrooding would be fantastic. Those photos would sure motivate me to want to breed my fish....
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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:20 pm

Matt--By inverts, are you including corals?

[ig]http://www.ummfish.com/IMG_1479_web.jpg[/img]

and one of the babies:

[ig]http://www.ummfish.com/IMG_2648_web.jpg[/img]
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Postby mpedersen » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:31 pm

"Umm, fish?" wrote:Matt--By inverts, are you including corals?


Anything fish or invert BREEDING related...could be a picture of a fishroom, could be fish courting, could be shrimp with eggs, could be anything that falls under "fish or invert sexual reproduction in captivity". So yes, those would be our first entries!
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Postby cl2ysta1 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:52 pm

Fresh batch *within the hour* of Gold stripe maroon eggs
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not sure if this is usable, but the male GSM...?
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GSM babies at about 20 days old
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babies looking out about to hatch
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GSM baby going through meta
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Just through meta
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GSM baby before meta
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Postby Woodstock » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:40 pm

Percula picasso spawn just hours prior to hatching:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k56/M ... t001-1.jpg
[mg]http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoreef08/woodstock/20081006Hatchnight001-1.jpg[/img]

3 day old percula picasso fry:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k56/M ... old2-1.jpg
[mg]http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoreef08/woodstock/20080915Spawn9at3daysold2-1.jpg[/img]

2 month old percula picasso fry at feeding time:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k56/M ... 912002.jpg
[ig]http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoreef08/woodstock/20080912002.jpg[/img]

(Woodstock, I took the liberty of making smaller versions for inclusion here on the thread so people can see them without downloading the originals - Matt).
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Postby danch » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:12 pm

"Umm, fish?" wrote:Bummer. The one I like a lot is just a little too small. If Peter is willing, those recent shots he took of the Banggais mouthbrooding would be fantastic. Those photos would sure motivate me to want to breed my fish....


+1! Those were great shots, and baby bangers are about the cutest things. ('though Woodstock has some great stuff down there, too!)
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Postby Woodstock » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:27 pm

Thanks Matt :D
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Postby Fernando PVigo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:37 am

Hi all,
Great pictures

attached you'll find my last breeding pic

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Sepia Bandensis baby - 48 hours-old (Original picture 1600x1200)

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Postby leanne » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:34 am

I really really have to post these! I just wish they were videos so you could see the blood pumping through their veins... They are 2 day old YWG eggs. The first two (same image cropped) were under x40 and the final under x100.

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Postby Marcelo Shei » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:37 am

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Postby wilawalo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:27 am

Here is shot of clown goby with eggs.

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Postby Caliptratus » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:38 am

I am sorry, but I am not speak english.

I would like contribute with 4 photos from my last hatching of kauderni.
The male ejected the eggs before the time and we preserved and incubated without the male during 12 days.

We have obtained 8 babies. The images shows the babies with part of the eggs stuck at their bodies. In the Nature they were no-born.

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Postby WDLV » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:39 am

WOW! Those are some really nice shots! This about the best I can do in the breeding category.

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Postby mpedersen » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:47 am

I'm VERY impressed guys - great submissions so far - keep it up!

For those of you who submitted MORE THAN 3 images, as mentioned in the post - "Limit maximum 3 submissions per MOFIB member". What I think we'll do in this case is I'll simply pick the 3 best of your submissions for the voting next week. Anyone object?
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Postby Marcelo Shei » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:57 pm

http://filaman.ifm-geomar.de/tools/uplo ... g_9746.jpg
[mg]http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/nanoreef08/marcelo_shei/img_9746_sm.jpg[/img]

Elacatinus figaro eggs

(Marcelo, I dropped the size on this image for display here in the thread. It was making the page too wide for most browsers - Matt).
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Postby Halogen » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:36 pm

Really nice pics you got. Here is one of my Percula onyx that tending their eggs.


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Postby leanne » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:24 pm

Last two pics are amazing!
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Postby mpedersen » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:32 pm

leanne wrote:Last two pics are amazing!


LOL, you may just have a tough vote considering you only get to cast one! :)
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Postby leanne » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:00 pm

I'm not voting for the larvae are they are serious rivals for mine (as in they look pro instead of my amateur shots) ;)
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Postby Miles » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:57 am

Heres my favorites to submit:
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Postby mrblue » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:59 pm

You sure know how to tempt me out of reclusion Matt :D . I really can't pick out only 3 so please pick the best three out of this lot and I'll edit the rest out. I was almost going to include this one because it's my best Mcc egg shot but even I can tell it's not quite up to standard http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/m ... 0059-1.jpg .

Mcc and Occ Group Shots

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Latz and Latz Egg Shots

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Latz Juvies

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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:12 am

A lot of really nice photos! Congratulations on your photography skills![/quote]
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