May, 2020 POTM contest - Ricordea!

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By the way, this was shot using a Canon PowerShot A620 on Macro setting with slightly reduced exposure.


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Obvisously not a professional photograph....

Photo taken under whites on.

Ricordea Yuma - red
Samsung S8
Photo app: Aperture F1,7, No flash, Auto whites, ISO 80, Exposure 1/60s.
In all honesty: Minimal changes in contrast, nothing else was touched. No photoshop, etc, so I am quite impressed in the end-result.

Why it is special: my very first Ricordea, and the one that made me fall in love with mushrooms.

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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:
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:
This is the first time I've ever entered one of these. How fun. Also, I liked the Avast Marine Porthole on Facebook.



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I thought this one might be nice with my Chromis photobombing with my Hurricane Zoa. I choose this because I thought it was unique because you don't normally get close coral photos that are high quality with a fish trying to photobomb it. This was also my first coral I ever fragged with my first ever saltwater fish in the photo. Also, the colours look professional like a wwc frag photo.

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