May, 2020 POTM contest - Ricordea!

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Welcome to the Reef2Reef POTM Contest - Photo of the Month

Sponsored by Avast Marine!

This month's subject - Ricordea

Deadline to Enter: May 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm (EST)


This month topic is Ricordeas, typically colorful and nicely textured, lets see some grea shots of your ricordeas. please remember that the photo has to have been taken by you, and has to be in your tank or the ocean.

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, don't be afraid to explore different shots of you rricordeas like macros, or maybe ricordea gardens or including some fish or other inverts in your shots to add dynamics to the picture.

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 or in the ocean
  • 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.

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May 2020 POTM is up and running. Good luck all and let's see some great shots.
Please do share the following info about your submissions to make POTM a learning experience:

Tehnical info
- Camera/mobile phone used for the shot
- Lense
-parameters (aperture, shutter, speed Flash)

Also do share:
Choice of your subject.
What makes it special.
What made you chose the composition you went with.
Any other elements that make you like the picture you took.

Most important let it be a fun competition and lets see some amazing pictures.
good luck all.
 

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Here is my entry:
Ricordea yuma
Nikon D750
100 mm macro
1/20
ISO 800
F 7.1
Definitely the brightest ric in my tank. Doesn't seem to want to form a colony though. Just drops babies every once in a while that tend to migrate away from momma.
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I'm using an iPhone XR to try and take a picture of mine but it's not working I'm using an aquarium app to filter out the blues. Any tips from fellow reefers who take photos of there corals with the same phone?
 

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I'm using an iPhone XR to try and take a picture of mine but it's not working I'm using an aquarium app to filter out the blues. Any tips from fellow reefers who take photos of there corals with the same phone?
Turn up the whites in your tank lights if you can, that’s what I do... works wonders.
 

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Camera - Canon 6D Mkii
Lens - Tamron SP90mm f/2.8 Macro
Aperature - f/18
ISO - 20000
Shutterspeed - 1/80

Chose this subject because it's currently my only ricordea in the tank. I chose to blackout the surroundings and crop the subject to the right in order to bring out the color/bring focus to the ricordea itself.

Post - Lightroom for w/b and to clear up some noise from the 20,000 ISO & PS for quick selection tool/blackout background.
 
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