VOTE! MOFIB PHOTO CONTEST for David Lass's Article - 2008

My selection for the best photograph is:

Poll ended at Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:27 pm

#1 - Tubastrea, by \"Umm, fish?\"
0
No votes
#2 - Baby Tubastrea, by \"Umm, fish?\"
0
No votes
#3 - Newly Laid Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish Eggs, by cl2ysta1
1
1%
#4 - Gold Stripe Maroon at 20 days old, by cl2ysta1
0
No votes
#5 - Gold Stripe Maroon, just through meta, by cl2ysta1
0
No votes
#6 - Percula picasso spawn just hours prior to hatching, by Woodstock
19
18%
#7 - 3 day old percula picasso fry, by Woodstock
0
No votes
#8 - 2 month old percula picasso fry at feeding time, by Woodstock
1
1%
#9 - Sepia Bandensis baby - 48 hours-old, by Fernando PVigo
3
3%
#10 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 40X, by leanne
0
No votes
#11 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 40X, by leanne
4
4%
#12 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 100X, by leanne
0
No votes
#13 - Picasso Perculas, by Marcelo Shei
4
4%
#14 - Captive Bred Ocellaris, by Marcelo Shei
29
28%
#15 - Elacatinus figaro eggs, by Marcelo Shei
6
6%
#16 - Yellow Clown Goby with Eggs, by wilawalo
11
11%
#17 - Newly Released Banggais #1, by Caliptratus
0
No votes
#18 - Newly Released Banggais #2, by Caliptratus
0
No votes
#19 - Newly Released Banggais #3, by Caliptratus
0
No votes
#20 - Randall's Damselfish with Clutch, by WDLV
0
No votes
#21 - Onyx Percula with Nest, by Halogen
4
4%
#22 - Ocellaris Pair with Next, by Miles
0
No votes
#23 - Newly Metamorphosis'd Clownfish, by Miles
0
No votes
#24 - Fire Clown, by Miles
0
No votes
#25 - Captive Bred Ocellaris and Mccullochi Clownfish, by mrblue
7
7%
#26 - Latezonatus Clownfish with Nest, by mrblue
1
1%
#27 - Captive Bred Latezonatus Clownfish, by mrblue
1
1%
#28 - Perculas with nest by lrood
1
1%
#29 - Percula fanning 5 day old eggs by lrood
0
No votes
#30 - 1 day old Perculas by lrood
0
No votes
#31 - Greenwater by Halogen
0
No votes
#32 - Onyx Clowns by Halogen
0
No votes
#33 - GSM pair w/nest by Fishboy42
1
1%
#34 - Ocellaris with Eggs by Fishboy42
1
1%
#35 - Pre metamorphosis Ocellaris by Fishboy42
2
2%
#36 - GSM Babies by Zeptonium
7
7%
 
Total votes : 103

VOTE! MOFIB PHOTO CONTEST for David Lass's Article - 2008

Postby mpedersen » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:27 pm

VOTING HAS CLOSED - Voting ENDED around 9:00 PM on Friday, October 24th!

Submissions and contest rules are located at - http://www.marinebreeder.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=3650 - Thanks to EVERYONE who submitted images!

You are limited to one vote per user, so be sure to select your ABSOLUTE favorite. Remember, the top 8 photos will be submitted to FAMA for potential inclusion with an article on Marine Breeding & MOFIB. The members who submitted the top 8 will need to get their final files and info turned in by Sunday night! If less than 8 images receive votes, I'll figure something out...might just be me picking the extras needed. In the event of a tie (i.e. we have 14 images in "3rd place") we'll send them all for consideration.

Just a reminder that we had a limit of 3 max per MOFIB member (to hopefully prevent one user from dominating the competition). In those cases where more than 3 images were submitted, as mentioned prior, I selected what I felt were the best three for consideration here.

Be sure you're voting for the right image, the description and # for each picture is included immediately before each picture below.

#1 - Tubastrea, by "Umm, fish?"
Image

#2 - Baby Tubastrea, by "Umm, fish?"
Image

#3- Newly Laid Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish Eggs, by cl2ysta1
Image

#4- Gold Stripe Maroon at 20 days old, by cl2ysta1
Image

#5 - Gold Stripe Maroon, just through meta, by cl2ysta1
Image

#6 - Percula picasso spawn just hours prior to hatching, by Woodstock
Image

#7 - 3 day old percula picasso fry, by Woodstock
Image

#8 - 2 month old percula picasso fry at feeding time, by Woodstock
Image

#9 - Sepia Bandensis baby - 48 hours-old, by Fernando PVigo
Image

#10 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 40X, by leanne
Image

#11 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 40X, by leanne
Image

#12 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 100X, by leanne
Image

#13 - Picasso Perculas, by Marcelo Shei
Image

#14 - Captive Bred Ocellaris, by Marcelo Shei
Image

#15 - Elacatinus figaro eggs, by Marcelo Shei
Image

#16 - Yellow Clown Goby with Eggs, by wilawalo
Image

#17 - Newly Released Banggais #1, by Caliptratus
Image

#18 - Newly Released Banggais #2, by Caliptratus
Image

#19 - Newly Released Banggais #3, by Caliptratus
Image

#20 - Randall's Damselfish with Clutch, by WDLV
Image

#21 - Onyx Percula with Nest, by Halogen
Image

#22 - Ocellaris Pair with Next, by Miles
Image

#23 - Newly Metamorphosis'd Clownfish, by Miles
Image

#24 - Fire Clown, by Miles
Image

#25 - Captive Bred Ocellaris and Mccullochi Clownfish, by mrblue
Image

#26 - Latezonatus Clownfish with Nest, by mrblue
Image

#27 - Captive Bred Latezonatus Clownfish, by mrblue
Image

#28 - Perculas with nest by lrood
Image

#29 - Percula fanning 5 day old eggs by lrood
Image

#30 - 1 day old Perculas by lrood
Image

#31 - Greenwater by Halogen
Image

#32 - Onyx Clowns by Halogen
Image

#33 - GSM pair w/nest by Fishboy42
Image

#34 - Ocellaris with Eggs by Fishboy42
&
#35 - Pre metamorphosis Ocellaris by Fishboy42
Image

#36 - GSM Babies by Zeptonium
Image
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Postby mpedersen » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:16 am

Well over 50 votes already and it hasn't even been 24 hours! Keep 'em coming, and make sure your opinion is heard!

Interesting side note - at 57 votes, here's the current top 8:

#14 - 16
#6 - 11
#16 - 8
#15 - 4
#25 - 4
#13 - 3
#11 - 2
#36 - 2

Your vote can clearly make a difference!
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Postby mpedersen » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:51 am

Wow. 97 votes. Let's keep this going! There's less than 48 hours left to cast your vote!

The current top 8 contenders are:

#14 - 28% [ 28 ]
#6 - 18% [ 18 ]
#16 - 11% [ 11 ]
#36 - 7% [ 7 ]
#15 - 5% [ 5 ]
#25 - 5% [ 5 ]
#11 - 4% [ 4 ]
#13 - 4% [ 4 ]

Also, in the interest of full disclosure, in talking with David Lass and again reviewing the article before it's submitted, I may have to submit one of my own images with the article. A large portion of the article deals with Mandarins - since no one submitted any mandarin breeding / spawning / mating / egg / larvae photos, if we don't provide some, FAMA might go to a 3rd party for a mandarin photo instead. That's a missed opportunity for MOFIB.

So, if I'm asked to submit a mandarin photo and it's utilized, all the procedes will be going to MOFIB and I'll be considering the image with the highest votes that didn't get published as an additional winner of the MOFIB Gear. I assume that's acceptable to everyone - just the realities of needing images that go with the article and doing right by MOFIB and everyone who contributed!!! I really don't want to see my own images in print, I want to see all of YOURS!!! :)

Anyway, back to the votes!!!!
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Postby mpedersen » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:00 pm

So it seems that any minute this poll will close! Last Chance!
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Postby mpedersen » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:36 pm

Alrighty Guys, I'm gonna call this one done! With a total of 103 votes, that represents roughly half the unique visitors we get in a given week! Looking at it that way, it's better voter turnout that the typical presidential election here in the US, I think... ;)

Here's the vote totals!

#1 - Tubastrea, by "Umm, fish?"
0% [ 0 ]
#2 - Baby Tubastrea, by "Umm, fish?"
0% [ 0 ]
#3 - Newly Laid Gold Stripe Maroon Clownfish Eggs, by cl2ysta1
0% [ 1 ]
#4 - Gold Stripe Maroon at 20 days old, by cl2ysta1
0% [ 0 ]
#5 - Gold Stripe Maroon, just through meta, by cl2ysta1
0% [ 0 ]
#6 - Percula picasso spawn just hours prior to hatching, by Woodstock
18% [ 19 ]
#7 - 3 day old percula picasso fry, by Woodstock
0% [ 0 ]
#8 - 2 month old percula picasso fry at feeding time, by Woodstock
0% [ 1 ]
#9 - Sepia Bandensis baby - 48 hours-old, by Fernando PVigo
2% [ 3 ]
#10 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 40X, by leanne
0% [ 0 ]
#11 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 40X, by leanne
3% [ 4 ]
#12 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 100X, by leanne
0% [ 0 ]
#13 - Picasso Perculas, by Marcelo Shei
3% [ 4 ]
#14 - Captive Bred Ocellaris, by Marcelo Shei
28% [ 29 ]
#15 - Elacatinus figaro eggs, by Marcelo Shei
5% [ 6 ]
#16 - Yellow Clown Goby with Eggs, by wilawalo
10% [ 11 ]
#17 - Newly Released Banggais #1, by Caliptratus
0% [ 0 ]
#18 - Newly Released Banggais #2, by Caliptratus
0% [ 0 ]
#19 - Newly Released Banggais #3, by Caliptratus
0% [ 0 ]
#20 - Randall's Damselfish with Clutch, by WDLV
0% [ 0 ]
#21 - Onyx Percula with Nest, by Halogen
3% [ 4 ]
#22 - Ocellaris Pair with Next, by Miles
0% [ 0 ]
#23 - Newly Metamorphosis'd Clownfish, by Miles
0% [ 0 ]
#24 - Fire Clown, by Miles
0% [ 0 ]
#25 - Captive Bred Ocellaris and Mccullochi Clownfish, by mrblue
6% [ 7 ]
#26 - Latezonatus Clownfish with Nest, by mrblue
0% [ 1 ]
#27 - Captive Bred Latezonatus Clownfish, by mrblue
0% [ 1 ]
#28 - Perculas with nest by lrood
0% [ 1 ]
#29 - Percula fanning 5 day old eggs by lrood
0% [ 0 ]
#30 - 1 day old Perculas by lrood
0% [ 0 ]
#31 - Greenwater by Halogen
0% [ 0 ]
#32 - Onyx Clowns by Halogen
0% [ 0 ]
#33 - GSM pair w/nest by Fishboy42
0% [ 1 ]
#34 - Ocellaris with Eggs by Fishboy42
0% [ 1 ]
#35 - Pre metamorphosis Ocellaris by Fishboy42
1% [ 2 ]
#36 - GSM Babies by Zeptonium
6% [ 7 ]

Total Votes : 103
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Postby mpedersen » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:44 pm

THE RESULTS!

First Place
- #14 - Captive Bred Ocellaris, by Marcelo Shei - 28% (29 votes)

Second Place
- #6 - Percula picasso spawn just hours prior to hatching, by Woodstock - 18% (19 votes)

Third Place
- #16 - Yellow Clown Goby with Eggs, by wilawalo - 10% (11 votes)

Fourth & Fifth Place - Tied -
- #25 - Captive Bred Ocellaris and Mccullochi Clownfish, by mrblue - 6% (7 votes)
- #36 - GSM Babies by Zeptonium - 6% (7 votes)

Sixth Place
- #15 - Elacatinus figaro eggs, by Marcelo Shei - 5% (6 votes)

Seventh, Eighth and Nineth places - Tied -
- #11 - 2 day old Yellow Watchman Goby Eggs, 40X, by leanne - 3% (4 votes)
- #13 - Picasso Perculas, by Marcelo Shei - 3% (4 votes)
- #21 - Onyx Percula with Nest, by Halogen - 3% (4 votes)

Emails will be going out to photographers of these 9 images - these will be the ones submitted to FAMA! Now we wait and see what gets published!!!! :)

THANKS to everyone who contributed to this - I can't wait to see the final results!!!
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Postby mpedersen » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:33 pm

CONGRATULATIONS to our "FINALISTS"; Marcelo Shei, Woodstock, Wilawalo, mrblue, Zeptonium, leanne and Halogen!

I've emailed our finalists to get the info and images. They go off to David Lass on the 27th, and from there it's out of MOFIB's hands until we see what gets published!!! :)
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Postby wilawalo » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:16 am

Thanks Matt! And thank you to the people who voted! I sent a reply email back to you Matt.
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Postby "Umm, fish?" » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:18 pm

Nice photos, all! Congratulations!
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Postby mpedersen » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:58 pm

Guys, this is just awesome! Officially, all the images have been delivered and sent to David Lass, a full day earlier than I had anticipated! You guys ROCK! It's now officially out of MOFIB's hands! Can't way to see which images are selected for publication!
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Postby leanne » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:11 pm

I'm so excited! More for the possibility of my picture being in print than the prize...
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Postby Miles » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:22 pm

I need to work on my photography skills :)
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Postby fishguttz » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:26 pm

Miles,
I think your fire clown picture is fantastic. It shows a lot of motion and the muted pastels are beautiful. It was a very tough competititon with some really great photos.
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Postby mpedersen » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:04 am

So I wanted to update everyone to simply say that I talked with David Lass....I honestly (perhaps foolishly) was under the assumption that this article should've been published by now (given the deadline David was working under).

Turns out, David doesn't even know when the article will be published...it's not "time sensitive" so it's one that they'll run when they decide to.

So, all I can say for now is thanks again, and we'll all just have to wait and see!!
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Re: VOTE! MOFIB PHOTO CONTEST for David Lass's Article - 20

Postby fishyfred » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:50 pm

What great pics! The water is so clean and clear in the tank. What kind of pumps/filters do you use? Does anyone use or have you heard of hypro pumps? I have a large, outdoor pond/pool for breeding and the water is cloudy/murky and I don't know if the water needs more oxygen.
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