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 This image was disqualified from the Motivational Poster III challenge.
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Challenge: Motivational Poster III (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Red sea Eilat
Date: May 6, 2009
Aperture: f20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Water
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2009

The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana, The Life of Reason

Saw this fella on a previous dive and went back a few days later.Did a 85 min dive with him and he opened his mouth twice for me. pretty frustrating :-]

This is a orange stripped Cardinal fish which was about 4 cm long, here is an example of how the males brood the eggs in their mouths.

Hope u like :-]

Camera in housing + 2x Ikelite Ds 125 strobes


Ohh nooo, so sorry about the DQ. I removed some silt floating in the water, was hoping this would be judged as sensor dust, guess not.

Here is a crop of the un edited where u can see the silt particles.Should have known better, oh well :-[

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Disqualification Details
You may use a cloning tool or small healing brush for the sole purpose of removing sensor dust or hot pixels. No other spot-editing is allowed.

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Views since voting: 1830
Views during voting: 415
Comments: 30
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/02/2009 10:56:15 AM
DQ, bah. This is an AMAZING image!
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05/25/2009 05:01:19 AM
I gave this 10, and it got Disqualified? humphh!
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05/22/2009 11:09:31 PM
I scored this well, and was glad to see it highly received. Impressive effort for a photograph!
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05/22/2009 11:09:21 PM
So sorry about your DQ, this is an extraordinary image!!
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05/22/2009 06:30:26 PM
OH... I'm so sorry. This is a fabulous image (and the silt didn't make it less... but I understand your editing). *sigh*
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05/22/2009 03:41:26 AM
Dammit!!
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05/21/2009 04:13:44 PM
Oh noooooooo what did you clone out?! I hope it was something BIG b/c I'd hate this to be a "bad" DQ !!!
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05/21/2009 01:34:56 AM
Man seriously, if it was up to me this shouldn't take less than the Blue, but what can we do, with such people giving 3 and 4s this way,
You should be proud of this capture, it is one in a life time ..
very well done,
Cheers,
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05/20/2009 01:21:14 PM
I really think this should have been top 3. Great capture and grats on HM.
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05/20/2009 01:18:30 PM
So very good ;)
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05/20/2009 01:07:47 PM
Come on man...this has got to be a picture of a picture. ;-)
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05/20/2009 05:32:22 AM
How very cool!! Thanks for bringing this back up for us!
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05/20/2009 02:40:17 AM
What an incredible shot!
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05/20/2009 01:19:22 AM
Huge congrats on the top 5. Excellent work!!!
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05/20/2009 12:45:21 AM
A fantastic capture. You may want to submit this to National Geographic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2009 11:57:30 PM
Love it. oh, what the heck. Posthumous Yellow.

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05/19/2009 10:36:20 PM
An interesting image, and one that fits in exceptionally well with the title and phrase you have applied to it. The overall presaentation fo the poster, with colour choices, test fonts ect are very good, and helps to give it a professional and finished look to it.
Always difficult to photograph fish, dealing with glass refelections and the like. I think you have done a very good job of the photo. Exposure is good and I like the depth of field you have applied to this. A great submission.
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05/19/2009 02:48:52 PM
How did you get this?!
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05/17/2009 03:18:14 PM
Great one of a kind shot. How did you get a shot like this...I must know? Was this in an aquarium? I also like the message.
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05/17/2009 06:03:20 AM
Fantastic. Oh I love originality and clever photography. Real real good.
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05/15/2009 11:46:59 AM
This is a stunning shot. I love it. Great job. Gonna bump this up another point.
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05/14/2009 04:49:22 PM
Hmm I think I found the Blue for this challenge, very well done and congratulation in Advance. a big fat chubby 10
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05/14/2009 03:36:12 PM
Without question my favorite. Congrats on your ribbon - 9.
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05/14/2009 01:19:09 PM
In my belief there are more things that contribute for a great motivational/de-motivational poster:
Idea/creativity: 9
Quality of the photo: 10
Artistic viewpoint: 7
Frame/borders: 10
Appealence of the font: 9
Average: 9
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05/13/2009 09:56:56 PM
Cool picture.
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05/13/2009 08:24:54 PM
Cool shot! I so wanted to get a shot like this with my Malawi Cichlids, I watched them mate (sold over 500 fry) but never got 'the shot'. I'm not a fan of the frame nor text but have to give a 10 vote for the moment - I'm well impressed!
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05/13/2009 05:29:51 PM
awesome
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05/13/2009 09:00:06 AM
WOW! What a cool photo!
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05/13/2009 06:50:04 AM
I can really see this on the wall in many a boardroom, great work and very clever! 8
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05/13/2009 05:50:13 AM
great statement...not a fan of the fonts, but the image is awesome as is the statement 8
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