Feb 2024 POTM Zoanthids

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Welcome to the Reef2Reef POTM Contest - Photo of the Month

Sponsored by
Avast Marine!

This month's subject - Zoanthids


Deadline to Enter: 15 Mar, 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Looking forward to great shots of your Zoas ! 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 shot, Zoa ID how long you had it how fast it has grown so far, what light its under and how you took the picture... wil help generate discussion over your submission.

Zoas and Palys will both be allowed.

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:
chose between top down or front shots of your zoas.
experminet with different compositions or different topics.
colonies vs few polyps vs single polyps, or maybe an extreme macro... experiment with different shots to get the one you like most.
as zoas move a lot with flow maybe decrease flow or shoot with very fast shutter speeds to freeze the motion, flash might end up washing up colors so experiment with its use...


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.


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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Now I want to see what the previous one was!
It was this haha. While I don't want to get off track here it just wasn't doing it for me. Most of my pictures I take never make it to the internet. I just keep them to myself. I've thought about making my own thread for my pictures I take.
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Bam Bams from the frag tank. iPhone 15 Pro Max with an orphek lens. *Just posting for fun. Do not enter into contest.
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I'm sorry but I forget the exact name of these. Had them in my tank for 2 years now. Started with a cluster of 6 or 7, now to many to count. Under 6 orphek light bars.
12MP
4000 x 3000
Iso 320
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F2.4
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I'm sorry but I forget the exact name of these. Had them in my tank for 2 years now. Started with a cluster of 6 or 7, now to many to count. Under 6 orphek light bars.
12MP
4000 x 3000
Iso 320
0.0ev
F2.4
1/35 s
Nice picture! Love the contrast in the polyps!
 
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I'm sorry but I forget the exact name of these. Had them in my tank for 2 years now. Started with a cluster of 6 or 7, now to many to count. Under 6 orphek light bars.
12MP
4000 x 3000
Iso 320
0.0ev
F2.4
1/35 s
Those are very nice wonder if anyone can help with ID.
 

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My newest addition to the tank:

Stratosphere Zoas from Sunset Reefing

Photo Taken with my Motorola Edge, no filters, white balance to 7500K
125 Gallon tank
PO4 0.14
NO3 24.6
Nice!

Zoas are not my favorite corals, but I find them irresistible.
 

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