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View Poll Results: Help us pick a cover image
29 12.18%
21 8.82%
7 2.94%
27 11.34%
8 3.36%
3 1.26%
20 8.40%
19 7.98%
5 2.10%
3 1.26%
42 17.65%
20 8.40%
34 14.29%
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Old 11/21/2007, 01:04 AM
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I only count 12. I think one of them (#6) isnt opening. I like the acro and the zoas. I guess that is 7 and 8.
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Old 11/21/2007, 10:07 AM
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They are all really nice. Great photos.
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Old 11/21/2007, 10:27 AM
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outstanding photos, all could be cover shots, I prefer the open reef landscape with Tangs
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Old 11/21/2007, 02:03 PM
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2 then 4 the clown hanging with the anemone is why I reef
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Old 11/21/2007, 04:05 PM
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I only count 12. I think one of them (#6) isnt opening. I like the acro and the zoas. I guess that is 7 and 8.
Yeah, I can't see that one either. So without seeing that one I would choose #4. But the missing picture could be the best of all and I wouldn't know it.
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Old 11/21/2007, 04:45 PM
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Hey all- sorry it took so long for a response to your questions. The calendar will be made available here. We haven't decided on the price yet. We'll run this poll for a few more days and then get that calendar ready for people to purchase.
Tell everyone to come here and vote!
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Old 11/21/2007, 05:13 PM
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Your avatar should be on that calendar
is that one of your pic`s ? very nice !
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Old 11/21/2007, 05:15 PM
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I love the first two and the last one. It would be nice to have a hard-rule about color correcting/photo-shopping. I'm just sayin...
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Old 11/21/2007, 05:56 PM
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Yep- one of the blennies in my old tank... my old tank that is no more But a new tank is on the way! Lots more of my reef pics here.
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Old 11/21/2007, 08:48 PM
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Wow The detail in your pics . Stunning ....Wow
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Old 11/21/2007, 11:30 PM
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Thanks for the link Greg.
Never knew about all those RC articles, Just hoping they ship to outside USA
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Old 11/22/2007, 01:58 AM
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Am I seeing the same picture of the mandarin as everyone else? The one I'm looking at is blurry, maybe I'm missing something.
Nah, blurry for me too. It's taken me a long time (and I still struggle) to recognize not everyone is a photographer, so they don't understand why we vote the way we do. Most aren't going to recognize the faults in a photo, or what it's lacking. Most are completely satisfied with all that motion blur.

I'd imagine it's the same in a converse situation for us. I can imagine either of us heading into another skilled area and declaring "I like that one because of [whatever reason]." Does that make it right, or equally wrong? I don't know.

I've made attempts in a few of the polls to explain why I vote the way I do, and take the time to break down my decision process. Though I did this in an attempt to help others further their understanding, I don't know that it was seen as anything but snobby arrogance.
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Old 11/22/2007, 10:21 AM
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They're all amazing, but my vote for the cover is pic number 3.
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Old 11/23/2007, 04:56 PM
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The school of tangs looks so natural that it's hard to believe the fish are in a tank.
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Old 11/23/2007, 07:39 PM
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I don't know that it was seen as anything but snobby arrogance.

It is what it is. Maybe the voting should be limited to only those with some level of phographic expertise.
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Old 11/23/2007, 09:29 PM
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Great pictures , I think the first picture of the clown should be on the cover.
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Old 11/23/2007, 09:29 PM
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Great pictures , I think the first picture of the clown should be on the cover.
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Old 11/24/2007, 12:27 AM
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gregr, beerguy,

Since we're publishing this as a photography calendar, do you plan to include EXIF data for the images (camera, lens, basic exposure info)? If so, let me know, and I'll dig up my originals. I don't remember if the information was stripped from the files I provided.
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Old 11/24/2007, 06:48 AM
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Elliot, thanks for your comment.

joeychitwood, You should see them in reality the tank is just amazing, I got really lucky that they were schooling and I was there to take that shot. I waited for hours for another similar shot but it nver happened.

tmz, Guess it would be nice to hear the professional critique of the pictures but still allow people of limited expertise to give their choise as in addition to the photographic aspect this is still a calender targeting reefers!
If you look at professional pictures in magazines you find a lot more technical mistakes, lots of blown highlights, chopped heads or extremities....
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Old 11/24/2007, 08:20 AM
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No EXIF info needed- thanks though.
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Old 11/24/2007, 02:19 PM
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I think that the 10th picture works the best for a cover cause it bests demonstrates a reef as a whole.

Bill.
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Old 11/24/2007, 03:20 PM
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Elliot, thanks for your comment.

joeychitwood, You should see them in reality the tank is just amazing, I got really lucky that they were schooling and I was there to take that shot. I waited for hours for another similar shot but it nver happened.

tmz, Guess it would be nice to hear the professional critique of the pictures but still allow people of limited expertise to give their choise as in addition to the photographic aspect this is still a calender targeting reefers!
If you look at professional pictures in magazines you find a lot more technical mistakes, lots of blown highlights, chopped heads or extremities....
Your picture is wonderfull. It's serene and natural and I could spend a good bit of enjoyable time looking at it. My comment was directed at the fellow who took pains to in a general way criticize one photo,touting his expertise and wondering why the non photographers viewed him as arrogant. He made me feel as if I had no place in the voting and it irked me. I would welcome technical comments that I could learn from as a non photograper.
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Old 11/24/2007, 09:10 PM
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where can i find pics of cats paw?
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Old 11/25/2007, 02:34 AM
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I like the last photo
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Old 11/25/2007, 10:34 AM
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Hurry up and vote people! We're going to close the poll tomorrow so we can get that calendar ready for cafepress.
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