March 2024 POTM your 4 Nicest fish collage

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Welcome to the Reef2Reef POTM Contest - Photo of the Month

Sponsored by
Avast Marine!

This month's subject - your 4 nicest fish collage


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

Looking forward to great shots of your fish ! 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 fish how long have you had them and what makes them special for you what do you feed them... would add interest to the thread.



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:
As for any tank photos make sure water is clear by avoiding feeding few hours prior to the photoshoot, make sure glass has been scrapped the day before to avoid floating algae film.
Reduce flow in the tank to minimize microbubbles if any.
experiment with different compositions adding Dynammics to the shot or maybe catch your fish doing a special behavior they have... anything that makes the shot more interesting.
for the collage you can copy paste the pictures to a word file and do a screen capture and of course for those using photoshop or any other editor draging the 4 shots into one file and saving it would work well.


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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That's cheating these are 5 :) :) :)
Amazing fish and captures!
But the cleaner wrasse was photobombing :crying-face:
JK I knew it was a cheat it’s just one of my favorite photos! :face-with-tears-of-joy:
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I’m very excited about this one. (And excited/worried as I see @sdreef has already visited.
 

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wait; I don't understand the competition. Is it 4 of your nicest fish or four of your nicest fish photos?
some of the fish I've seen above aren't too friendly.
 

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wait; I don't understand the competition. Is it 4 of your nicest fish or four of your nicest fish photos?
some of the fish I've seen above aren't too friendly.
Are you trying to say something about my fish?? Dragon wrasse doesn’t like it if you question her. She can be nice if she wants to. She just doesn’t want to.

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Are you trying to say something about my fish?? Dragon wrasse doesn’t like it if you question her. She can be nice if she wants to. She just doesn’t want to.

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I think he was referring to @Calmwaters Neon Goby and Citron Goby.
 

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Are you trying to say something about my fish?? Dragon wrasse doesn’t like it if you question her. She can be nice if she wants to. She just doesn’t want to.

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I miss my dragon! Super cool fish; traded him in because I was ill-equipped to care for him how he needed to be cared for.
 

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