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Cool Caudata.org 2010 calendar photo competition

The 2010 caudata.org calendar photo competition is officially open.

Last year's competition pushed the photo quality higher than ever before and hopefully this year will match or better it. The calendars are sold worldwide through the caudata.org store and are the only rational way for caudate hobbyists to keep track of important dates.

The competition is open to all registered users and it couldn’t be easier to enter. Simply send your photos to the following email address: photocomp@caudata.org

The rules:

• The photo must be of caudata either in captivity or the wild.
• No more than 5 photos per user.
• The photo must belong to you i.e. you took it or own the copyright. If chosen for the calendar you will retain the copyright.
• The photo is in a digital format – preferably JPEG
• The photo must be a minimum resolution of 2000 x 1500 pixels – the more pixels the better.

Valid entries will appear in this thread for all to enjoy and discuss. The competition will close on Sunday 27th September '09.


If you're looking for inspiration take a look at the previous year winners:
The winning entries of the 2008 Competition for the 2009 Calendar
The winning entries of the 2007 Competition for the 2008 Calendar
The winning entries of the 2006 Competition for the 2007 Calendar

Good luck to all that enter.



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I'm excited!



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I expect Tran to turn his resolution up, get the tripod out, and go NUTS!!!

I shall be doing the same myself, just gotta find my tripod :P

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Here we go! I can hardly wait to see more entries...!



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I would like to remind everyone that you can only enter by following Mark's instructions in the first post of this thread. That means you have to email the photo(s) to the address he has provided. You do not post them in this thread - Mark will post them when he has received them as official entries. Thank you.



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I like the axolotl, John. We need one in the calender this year.:)



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If we have a big pic that would look better cropped, should we crop it or let you crop it?



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If you can crop without the need to inflate the resolution then I say go for it. A degree of cropping may be applied by John before the photo goes to print but voting will take place against the image you submit. In other words don't rely on the judges to see the potential of your image.

In the past we have asked for the original "as it came out of the camera" in an effort to get the highest resolution image possible for print purposes. In the years since this competition began camera technology has moved on leaps and bounds and most modern digital cameras are more than capable of taking images sizes suitable for our purposes.

So, if you think cropping will improve your image and the cropped image still fits the minimum dimensions, feel free to crop it yourself.



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Some great pictures thus far, though I don't think any of mine will make it, it's fun to see they are at least shown here. and Mark, no offense taken since I didn't put it in my emails, but my last name is O'Connor.



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I expect Tran to turn his resolution up, get the tripod out, and go NUTS!!!

I shall be doing the same myself, just gotta find my tripod :P

Good luck to all that enter.

Aaron, don't you mean "I expect Tran to turn HER resolution up ... "

Cool my first entry in, so exciting! Good luck everyone, nice photos so far.



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The 2010 caudata.org calendar photo competition is officially open.

Last year's competition pushed the photo quality higher than ever before and hopefully this year will match or better it. The calendars are sold worldwide through the caudata.org store and are the only rational way for caudate hobbyists to keep track of important dates.

The competition is open to all registered users and it couldn’t be easier to enter. Simply send your photos to the following email address: photocomp@caudata.org

The rules:

• The photo must be of caudata either in captivity or the wild.
• No more than 5 photos per user.
• The photo must belong to you i.e. you took it or own the copyright. If chosen for the calendar you will retain the copyright.
• The photo is in a digital format – preferably JPEG
• The photo must be a minimum resolution of 2000 x 1500 pixels – the more pixels the better.

Valid entries will appear in this thread for all to enjoy and discuss. The competition will close on Sunday 27th September '09.


If you're looking for inspiration take a look at the previous year winners:
The winning entries of the 2008 Competition for the 2009 Calendar
The winning entries of the 2007 Competition for the 2008 Calendar
The winning entries of the 2006 Competition for the 2007 Calendar

Good luck to all that enter.
Ok, I am a little new to the "digital camera" world, but I take some very nice photos and I find it a fun hobby of mine. With that said, I have a dumb question. Will my camera that boasts shooting 4.1 mega pixels (and I know that there are some out there that shoot 12 mega pixels now...) and a Fujinon Zoom Lens, 3x 6.4-19.2mm 1:3.-5.5 (whatever all that means) make the cut? I sincerely hope so, as I take great care in the pictures I take. If I were to submit some for the competition it would only be the ones with the greatest clarity and best composition and color. I would be posting now but I have to find the software that got misplaced during my last move.



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I think Tran has the axolotl section covered. Very nice photo.



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