Sep 2023 POTM coral collage

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Welcome to the Reef2Reef POTM Contest - Photo of the Month

Sponsored by
Avast Marine!

This month's subject- Coral Collage


Deadline to Enter: 20th oct, 20213 at 11:59 pm (EST)


This month topic will be a bit of a project. chose the nicest coral in yuor tank and take 4 pictures of it you can have pics from different angles, different magnification, top down...whatever you can think of and that shows off your coral in a nice way.
use any photeditig software to have the 4 pics in one single picture to upload, if you don't have any editing softwareyou can copy past the pictures onto a word file. position them by dragging them around and then take a screen capture of the pictures which will make it a single picture.


Looking forward to great pictures and creative shots and compositions. 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 coral, why did you chose the angles or type of shots you decided to go with... will make the POTM more educative and fun.


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.


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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This one should be good!!
 

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My 1.5 year old ORA Purple Stylo. I just took photos from my iPhone 11 deemed worthy and created this collage. I’m not a photography expert/guru by any stretch of the imagination so I didn’t do any photo editing whatsoever. Hope you enjoy.

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SBB Dragon Coaster
I always enjoy taking progression pics to show the changes in growth and coloration. Most of the times the top down shots will show color best

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That's an amazing progression!
 

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Amazing photos! What camera did you use for these shots, if you dont mind me asking?
Thanks! It's a Canon EOS 2000d, or T7 Rebel.
 

Welcoming coral to your home!!! How do you add coral to your tank?

  • Move the coral from the bag and place it directly into the display tank.

    Votes: 11 9.2%
  • Dip process before placing the coral into the display tank.

    Votes: 79 65.8%
  • Acclimate before placing the coral into the display tank.

    Votes: 15 12.5%
  • Move the coral from the bag and place it directly into the quarantine tank.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dip process before placing the coral into the quarantine tank.

    Votes: 8 6.7%
  • Acclimate before placing the coral into the quarantine tank.

    Votes: 3 2.5%
  • Other.

    Votes: 4 3.3%
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