Photography Competition #42: Aquatic Life

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Howdy!

The next topic is : Aquatic Life. Be creative!.

Rules: This is strictly a photography contest! No photo chopping, but contrast, brightness, levels and other minor touch-ups (healing tool will be allowed for film and print scans). Please avoid any text on the photograph, except at most a copyright statement, remember distractions like text can take away from the composition. Digital and film photography are both allowed. Only one submission per user will be allowed.

You MUST have taken the image yourself.

Max size dimension: 640px (including border)
Max file size: 150kb
File name: Please name your entry the same as your user name (or as close to as possible if your user name has characters that are not allowed in file names)
(Please ensure your entry meets the above before entering your image)

Length: Competition closes Monday September 1, 2008

Voting lasts five days after close of competition.
  • jflynn
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Awesome.....this gives me an excuse to go fishing...... :):):)
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I have a photo i took back in July 2006 at Toronto Zoo i would submit. Just need to go and find it.
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Oh no. I suppose there's going to be a "The big one that got away" story to accompany the picture?
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I wonder if my dad will let me borrow his water proof camera....
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Hmm, this is a tough one, without owning a fishtank or an aquatic camera, it's definitly going to be a challenge...
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Well, while you all are fishing, I'll be enjoying some tasty frog legs.
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lol that's awesome. I will try to come by with something. I will now go and root through my pictures and try to figure something out.
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Had to really dig into my old photos to find one that fits the theme ... this was taken ages ago, last year I think, in Sydney Aquarium.

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I have to say. That pic is awesome.

Also, welcome back breeze :)
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Wow! Nice breeze!
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Ditto.
I'll have to try and find something!
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That really is a good shot breeze. I was intending to look up some old photos I took of Shamu at Seaworld quite a few years ago but had serious difficulties locating them. One of these days I need to seriously digitize my old photos.
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I would love to digitize old photos - I don't even have *that* many, maybe nearing a thousand, but it still seems like such a daunting task.
And no EXIF data :(
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Aurgh! I have a photo I want to put in, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't qualify.

Is it strictly Aquatic life or in the most general way possible?
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The contests are in some respect up to interpretation. For example my frog isn't in a true sense "aquatic" but it is amphibian and does reside in and near water. I interpreted that as qualifying.
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What I was thinking was my little brother playing in the Michigan Lake but I decided that doesn't qualify.

Now I'm looking for the picture of a lighthouse museum made out of rocks sculpted to look like sea shells, but I'm not sure that qualifies as well.
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In my opinion both of those would qualify.
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Thanks guys :)

Yeah, I ditto Spork, Bogey
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Alright, I will look for that lighthouse a little more vigorously. If I can't find it, I will go with the first thought.
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I agree with spork here. Humans enjoy water and swimming. There are so many different human activity photos you could take with water that would suggest aquatic life.

I've just remember after seeing Breezes entry that i had a not so memorable trip to the Aquarium in Melbourne just before i left Australia. I took hundreds of photos in there, but alot never turned out good. I might go see if there is one i can dig up and post it.

Watch this space.
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Aww! The space isn't doing anything!
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lol
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HI all,

I am new to this site. I thought i am entering in a tech web. Its splendid this covers all the fields. I am interested in photography also. How many photos can i upload for this competition?


Thanks.
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Just one, check out the first post in this thread for official rules. Open to all ozzu members!
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Attachments:
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Entered :thumbsup:
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Nice shot dM. I'd be curious to see that side by side with the color version to see which I'd like better. Great clarity on the fish tank.
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Ask and ye shall recieve.
(I hate the color of my counters.) ;)

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My entry is still the b&w.
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Your b&w is the better choice for the comp for sure. Much more artistic, but that is a really pretty fish bowl. Did you stage your kid, or just catch him while he was looking?
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Yeah, I thought so too. It was more of a photog-on-the-prowl kind of situation. No staging, but not entirely luck.
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I like how big his eyeball looks LOL!
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Here is my interpretation, Who wouldn't be half amphibious, living with beautiful beaches like this. This was taken along the NSW south coast.

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Wow... what a rare image,... I like that frog.. :)
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Last day for this one. If anyone has any more entries, get them in now!
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Here is my last minute submittion

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Excellent Bogey. Glad you got that one in!
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Yay Bogey! ...with an hour and 45 to spare. :thumbsup:
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Hmm, in the interest of sounding like i don't have a vendetta against DM when he submits photos of his kids...

Kids shouldn't be allowed in competitions!

There...i've said it! :D
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Figured I may as well enter. I have some sweet shots of some reptiles, but unfortunately they don't really live near water. Oh well - here's the pet :)
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:lol:

Funny! It has such a nice smile, don't you think?
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SB wrote:
Hmm, in the interest of sounding like i don't have a vendetta against DM when he submits photos of his kids...

Kids shouldn't be allowed in competitions!

There...i've said it! :D

Hey, it's aquatic life... :D
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Bogey wrote:
Hey, it's aquatic life... :D


And a damned good photo too! gl!
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Bogey wrote:
Hey, it's aquatic life... :D


And a damned good photo too! gl!

Thanks :D You too :)
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I figured posting a picture of my son takes out the challenge ;)
He's just too cute not to post though lol
For those wondering, he was the spartan :P
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SB wrote:
Hmm, in the interest of sounding like i don't have a vendetta against DM...


:shock:

*runs and hides from the vendetta*



:lol:
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It was taken by a cellphone sorry about the quality.
Does this meet the criteria?
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Mr OBrien... umm... that really looks like it came from a game. There is no way that I can image even a cell phone would take a picture like that. Besides, it's too big. No offense though.
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It fits within the size requirements just fine - max of 640px :)
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oh snap nevermind... my approximation skills are bad... for some reason it looked bigger than my picture and my picture is at it's max
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Wait ... is it still 1st september there?
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i am sorry there was moisture on the lens and its a one year old cell phone its its not even a 1 mega pixel.The max resolution is 640x480
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Breeze wrote:
Wait ... is it still 1st september there?

The actual time in Kansas is 9/1/2008 11:53 PM so it's about 7 minutes before that time...
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Well i am sorry i will buy a camera next time i get some money i have wanted one for so long anyway.

yeah i just looked at the lens and there is a big scratch on it sorry guys.
i may get a new cell phone in a month(i hope).

maybe i can enter next time oh well.
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It's OK Mr OBrien. The entry is just fine and will be accepted.
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This competition is closed. Voting will begin shortly. Good luck!
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I wonder if my dad will let me borrow his water proof camera....

nope!

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This is actually going to be a tough vote, there are two that are standing out already. I guess it all depends on what kind of a mood I'm in on voting day.
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kc0tma wrote:
This is actually going to be a tough vote, there are two that are standing out already. I guess it all depends on what kind of a mood I'm in on voting day.


That's actually exactly how I feel, too!
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I already know where my vote is going and it isn't going to be my own entry. Great job once again folks!
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Bogey wrote:
Breeze wrote:
Wait ... is it still 1st september there?

The actual time in Kansas is 9/1/2008 11:53 PM so it's about 7 minutes before that time...



As long as it's before the deadline somewhere in the world, you can still enter.
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Thanks for all the entries guys!

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