[CLOSED] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

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    As promised, a new photo contest for March!

    This month's theme is definitely more aligned with the theme of APSA. Here it is:
    Green Piece

    Show us your favourite piece of aquatic greenery. This could be anything green, fish or plants. As always, the photo must be yours, but the subject need not be. Here's an example, it was the winning photo from the photo contest we had about 2 years ago (no pressure :p ):

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    Please don't forget to read the rules. Also, feel free to discuss the theme and ask any questions in this thread, just remember to submit your entry and username to photocontest@APSA.co.za before friday, the 20th of March. That gives you nearly 3 weeks to get your entry in.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    LOL!! No Pressure... Interesting topic but difficult :-\
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    I beg to differ on the fact that the photo need not be your own.
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    Hi guys.

    Izak: We actually intended this one to be easier than last month's to encourage more planted entries.

    Richard: That's not what I said:

     
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    ok, my bad ;)

    :D

    Regrettably, I don't have anything really nice in the plant line......
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    How can you say that Richard!
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    This tank and this tank must have been figments of my imagination...
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    I have lots of green plants ;D BUT nothing spectacular :-\ Maybe my photo skills can help ;)
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    André, Ryan.... thanks guys, but I meant photo-wise. Though photography is one of my many hobbies, I have never managed to take good aquatic photos... Somehow that just eludes me. Especially if measured against the works of Takashi Amano and Benny Ng! (WOW!!)

    ok, I'll see... maybe I can come up with something... In the meantime: Where's yours? ;)
     
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    Ours have been mailed to photocontest@APSA.co.za of course :p
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    ok, ok... I did not read the rules carefully....

    Maybe you can tell us (I am obviously "asking nicely") how to properly size the photos.


    cheers.
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    Hi Richard

    There are a few sites online that will do it for you if you don't have any software. I've just tried this one: http://www.shrinkpictures.com/ and it seems to work rather nicely.

    This site: http://www.resize2mail.com/ also seems to do the same thing but it doesn't give you the same level of control (you can't specify exactly what width you want to the pixel).

    Alternatively, download Picasa (http://picasa.google.com/) it's free and made by google. It has a very nice image viewer that replaces the standard horrible image preview in windows and it will let you export a smaller version of a photo and gives you some control over the jpeg quality.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    Hi guys.

    Work has been a bit too hectic today, so I will start the voting phase on monday. If anyone still wants to send an entry in this weekend, please feel free to do so.

    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    where are the entries posted?
     
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    Re: [OPEN] Monthly Photo Contest - Green Piece

    Hi Wil

    They haven't been posted yet, they're still in the photocontest@APSA.co.za inbox which only I can access. We do this to preserve anonymity.

    Kind regards,
    Ryan
     
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