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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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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