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JimC_1946 is a group administrator JimC_1946 says:

Hello to all Administrators and Moderators!

It's time to choose "Photo of the Month - December 2010."

Rules:

1. All the admins and moderators will pick 2 photos, #1 and #2 choice, from the "Photo of the Day" choices for December. Please post your choices as soon as possible, and feel free to explain why you chose these photos.

2. We give each #1 choice 2 points, each #2 choice 1 point. The photo with the most points is the Photo of the Month.

3. Winners will be announced with "Tony's special choice" together and posted on the front page!

Cheers,
FiNS Magazine Group
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JimC_1946 is a group administrator JimC_1946 says:

Another extremely tough month to choose from so many great entries.

My choice #1 is from Todd Mintz (aka yahsemtough)


It's nice to see a salmon in the wild and not cooked on a plate!


My choice #2 is from Fred Panza


A beautiful shot of the backlit lionfish.
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Brian Mayes is a group administrator Brian Mayes says:

#1
The Ascension.
A fabulous sunburst mating shot.

#2
xeno
A new twist on Xenocrab composition, with excellent lighting.
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edpdiver is a group administrator edpdiver says:

#1
from Enzo Chen

ENZO_11S
The narrow depth of focus makes this a unique and striking capture. Beautiful shot.

#2
from James Peake

The Ascension.
This is another shot that is breathtaking. It had to be composed and timed perfectly.
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exciting feeling [deleted] says:

My #1

Great shot of salmons.

My#2
xeno
Excellent composition!
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Digidiverdave says:

#1


#2
Well-fed Cormorant
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JennyHuang is a group administrator JennyHuang says:

This is another great month of POTD!

my #1 is

Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka

#2 is

Well-fed Cormorant
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digidiverdeb says:

My No 1 choice is from Steve De Neef - a common subject but the image just POPs!


Mr Goby

No 2 choice is from Jackson Wong - great composition!

xeno
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JimC_1946 is a group administrator JimC_1946 says:

Still waiting on a few moderators. I'll post the monthly winners tomorrow on New Year's Day.
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Tony Wu Underwater Photography is a group administrator Tony Wu Underwater Photography says:

Happy 2011 everyone!

I'd like to highlight this photo, contributed by Thomas Ozanne, from the images selected in December for two reasons:

Larrys Cave

The first is that it illustrates a key, often overlooked concept...simplicity. A photograph doesn't always need to be packed with colour and lots of activity to be successful.

As Thomas's image demonstrates, what's very important, and quite often the key to creating an effective photo, is to perceive the most basic visual elements and present them in a simple, easily understood composition.

Here, Thomas used the rock/ coral formation to frame a diver in the blue. This sounds simple, and it can be, but only if you keep your eyes open and see the possibility of taking a photo like this.

The second reason is somewhat of a behind-the-scenes consideration. If you click through to Thomas's Flickr page and read his background text for this photo in the comments section, you'll learn that this was one of many photos he thought he had lost forever when he dropped a hard drive.

The lesson? Back everything up! Something to keep in mind for the new year: If you don't have three copies of a digital file in separate places, it doesn't exist.

Thanks Thomas, and many happy adventures in 2011!
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oceangrant says:

#1 - I like this dramatic silhouette of a cormorant by Scott Gietler
Well-fed Cormorant

#2 - Todd Mintz salmon spawning image is certainly exciting!
www.flickr.com/photos/tmintz/5234873509/in/pool-fins
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JimC_1946 is a group administrator JimC_1946 says:

Okay, I'm counting the votes now.
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