July 2009 POTM - Winner Announced!!

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Would you like to enter our Puffer of the Month photo competition?

Each month's winner is not only featured on our home page for the following month, but is automatically entered into our annual Puffer of the Year competition, with a grand prize of a $25 gift certificate to The Puffer Store!

Full rules and entry instructions can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3455

Which puffer do you think should be the 2009 July Puffer of the Month?

Poll ended at Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:35 pm

Entry #1
17
33%
Entry #2
4
8%
Entry #3
1
2%
Entry #4
6
12%
Entry #5
2
4%
Entry #6
8
16%
Entry #7
7
14%
Entry #8
4
8%
Entry #9
2
4%
Entry #10
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 51

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Myaj
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July 2009 POTM - Winner Announced!!

Post by Myaj » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:35 pm

Welcome to the July 2009 Puffer of the Month photo contest! We have some great entries this month, good luck choosing just one!

Voting will be open for 10 days, and you may only vote once, so vote wisely. After 10 days, the winner will be announced (or a tie breaker held), with the winner being entered into the Puffer of the Year competition.

Remember, click on the thumbnails to view each photo full sized. Happy voting and good luck to all who entered!



Entry #1
Species: Takifugu ocellatus (Fugu)
Name of Puffer: Sushi
Age (if known): >1 year old
Size: 4"
Brief description - "I know you have just fed me, but please just let me have that delicious looking scallop, please!"
Entry #1.jpg

Entry #2
- Species: Fahaka
- Name of Puffer: Master Yoda
- Age (if known): Just a few months
- Size: 8 cm
- Brief description - Master Yoda is blowing over sand in his tank while looking for little bloodworms that buried themself trying to get away from dinner.
Entry #2.jpg

Entry #3
Name: Boswell
Species: Arrowhead Puffer -T. Suvatti
Size: 4 inches
Description: Just lounging
Entry #3.jpg

Entry #4
- Species - Diodon Holocanthus
- Name - Little Fella
- Age - Unknown
- Size - 5 inches
- Description - This little fella was found hiding by a fire coral in Grand Cayman
Entry #4.jpg

Entry #5
Species: Ceylon puffers
Names of Puffers: Pudgie & Yorkie
size: Pudge 3-1/2" Yorkie 4-5"
Brief Description: Here's my 2 Ceylon puffers saying "give us a snack" (bribe for letting me take the photo).
Entry #5.jpg

Entry #6
Species - Tetraodon nigroviridis (maybe a ceylon? - aj)
Name - Olivia
Age - 2 years old
Size - 5" long... 6" around !
Brief Description - This is Olivia under her tree root wearing her PJs. I woke her up for this shot - yet she still managed to squeeze out a smile.
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Entry #7
- Species: T. nigroviridis
- Name of Puffer: Pepsi
- Age about a year old
- Size: 3"
- Brief description - ie location if photographed on dive or at public aquarium, tankmates, etc: He's all by himself in a 32gal tank at 1.011SG. Happy fish, nice n fat. Goes a bit nuts when I open the freezer, since he knows his food is in there hehe.
Entry #7.jpg

Entry #8
This is a picture I took while on a diving trip in the Red Sea in September 2008. I'm not sure of the type of Boxfish, it's age, etc as it was in the wild but i just really like the look on it's face.
Entry #8.jpg

Entry #9
-Species: Carinotetraodon irrubesco
- Name of Puffer: Mimi
- Age (if known) About 2 years old
- Size: 1 inch and 3/4
- Brief description - She loves to check out anything unusual in the tank along with her mate Yoshi.
Entry #9.jpg

Entry #10
Species: Canthigaster Valentini (Saddled Puffer)
Name: Bruno
Age: Less than a year
Size: About 1.5" or 2"
Bruno says hello!
Entry #10.jpg
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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by bigskies » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:23 pm

WAHOO !!!!! LET THE VOTING COMMENCE !!!!!
:mwave:

BTW.... Olivia (#6) is definately a GSP... she's just has her night coloration in this shot.
GOOOO OOLLIIVVIIAA!!!!

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by Myaj » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:48 pm

Something about the eyes is what was making me think it, hehe, sorry about that.
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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by Pandora114 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:53 pm

GO PEPSI GO!!!!

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by KorrepZ » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:10 pm

Master Yoda 4 President! :kingkrazy:
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by LilGreenPuffer » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:03 pm

Sushi is full of Win this month.
"I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him or her. Will she gain anything by it? Will it restore her to a control over her own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to freedom for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away."

Found among the papers of Mohatma Gandhi


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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by crazedpuffer » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:57 pm

It took me a while to see Mimi in that one pic.
There are some awesome entries! Good luck to all!

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by recombinantrider » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:57 am

Oh, Blinky is working up his courage to ask Olivia out :smitten:
Great photos everyone!

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by bigskies » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:26 pm

recombinantrider wrote:Oh, Blinky is working up his courage to ask Olivia out :smitten:
Great photos everyone!
Against the advice of her manager, Olivia replies...
"I like beautiful corals and long moonlit swims. My favorite food is fresh gulf shrimp, but I also enjoy a nice krill/bloodworm medely. My favorite color is sea green and I'm a Pisces."

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by recombinantrider » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:14 pm

Blinky's been smiling like an idiot since I told him that! He said he hoped Olivia didn't mind that he's still got some growing up to do to catch up to her 5" long 6" around measurements. He said he'd try his best to grow so he could impress her. (He's about 2.5" long now)

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by KorrepZ » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:00 am

Women always say size doesn't matter

:ROFL:
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by mrgreen » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:10 pm

Right... You won't hear any of us who've given birth say that. :P
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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by grandmapuff » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:13 pm

this is olivia's human grandma, and i am here to cheer her on, go olivia, she is so sometimes a little shy at first but once you get to know her she is great. come on olivia you can catch up

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by Shadow Ravenwolf » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:20 am

Go Pepsi Go!!!!

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Re: July 2009 POTM - Vote Now!!

Post by DRRT » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:37 am

maybe i'm biased, but i LOOOVE saltwater fish
i'm busy thinking of ways to remember what i was going to say

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