April 2024 POTM Timelapse

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Welcome to the Reef2Reef POTM Contest - Photo of the Month

Sponsored by
Avast Marine!

This month's subject - Timelapse


Deadline to Enter: 20th Apr, 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Looking forward to great shots of your timelapses ! Remember, the photo has to have been taken by you, and the subject has to be in your aquarium.
No watermarks or captions are allowed in the pictures and pictures with watermarks will be disqualified.
A bit of info around your topic and the timelapse and how your acquired it would add value to the discussion.



This is a photo contest after all and we're looking for the best photograph. Yes, you can use a post-editing product to better your pictures. In fact, we encourage it.
Few tips:
Carefully chose a topic thats interesting and that happense relatively in a short time so you can capture it.
Expreiment with different viewing abgles as well as different frame rates to decide on the most interesting angle and frame rate.
you might need to start the white lights in your tank to picture something opening but again you can do a timlapse of a coral feeding or oher where your lights would already be on.

As always refer to the multiple photography articles or post any questions you might have on the photography forum for better support. Maybe also post a few pictures for suggestions and critique to improve your shots wile preparing for this months contest as well.
it is a rather unusual topic but is a nice exercise for us all who haven't done timelapses to start experimenting as there are many opportunities in tanks for amazing timelapses


Prize: POTM Winner Banner, one year free Premium Membership and an Avast Marine Porthole courtesy of Avast Marine. Details below. (Note: Winners located outside the United States will be responsible for applicable shipping costs)

How To Enter:
Entering is easy, just a few simple guidelines to follow:

  • Enter ONE photo, taken by you of the subject for the month before the deadline
  • If you enter a second photo, it will be deleted so choose wisely before posting your entry
  • Multiple entries, off subject photos, or broken image links will be disqualified
  • Entries must be submitted before the deadline
  • Photo must be taken by you and in your tank
  • Pictures with watermarks will be disqualified
  • You must have an avatar uploaded when you enter
  • Prior winner (within the last 6 months) are welcome to enter, but not eligible for the prizes
  • In order to qualify to win the Avast Marine Porthole you must also like the Avast Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/avast.marine/
Winner Selection:
The mod team will select up to 15 finalists and a poll will be created and posted in the Reef Discussion Forum. The Grand Prize Winner will be determined by Reef2Reef member voting. To be eligible to vote, you must have been a member for 30 days and have 25 meaningful posts. Votes by members not meeting this criteria will be disregarded in the final count. In the case of a tie, the mod team will assist in choosing the winner. Rules, deadlines and terms are subject to change, without notice, at any time. The winner will be posted and tagged in the voting poll and will have 48 hours to claim the prize.

As this is a photography competition, and the goal is to recognize the highest quality picture. So take your time, do your post shot editing, and submit your best image.

The Prize:
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any sequence of images will do, be it a Gif a time lapse or a collage of few pictures of a coral opening, feeding, or other... ideally a time lapse shot in camera is the true intent. its a challenging topic for many and I want us to start exploring new options in photography like timelapse, focus stacking... so will will have a more flexible approach in those POTMs to allow members to participate whith whatever they can achieve... its a FUN project by definition so we're open to any submissions that are close to the topic and we'll let the voting decide for the winner !
happy reefing and picture taking all and lets have a fun POTM
 

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This one probably doesn't meet the prompt and definitely isn't a winner but:
A Year of Birdsnest (well, 10 months but might as well be a year?)
 
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One week left post your submissions!
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This one probably doesn't meet the prompt and definitely isn't a winner but:
A Year of Birdsnest (well, 10 months but might as well be a year?)
This makes my eyes dizzy
 

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This one probably doesn't meet the prompt and definitely isn't a winner but:
A Year of Birdsnest (well, 10 months but might as well be a year?)
In my opinion it moves a little to quick. If you Slowed it down a little it would be fantastic.
 

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@maroun.c . Can we disregard the first post. I was stupid and didn’t pay attention. I’d like to use this as my submission if possible
IMG_1809.jpeg
 

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In my opinion it moves a little to quick. If you Slowed it down a little it would be fantastic.
I agree. I was trying but couldn't figure it out. I'll work on it some more.
 

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