March 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 photo do you think should win the March Puffer of the Month competition?

Poll ended at Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:20 am

Entry #1
0
No votes
Entry #2
0
No votes
Entry #3
2
4%
Entry #4
0
No votes
Entry #5
3
6%
Entry #6
31
58%
Entry #7
4
8%
Entry #8
1
2%
Entry #9
8
15%
Entry #10
4
8%
 
Total votes: 53

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March POTM - Winner Announced!!!

Post by Myaj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:20 am

Greetings and salutations to all you fine members of The Puffer Forum!

Thanks to a quick and impressive response, the March 2010 POTM is getting underway only a few days late, and you guys have some excellent photos to vote on! I have a feeling its going to be pretty tough this month, with all the cute faces.. but we'll do our best ;) So lets cut to the chase:

*** Poll will run for 10 days, after 10 days the winner will be announced
*** Click on each thumbnail to view the full sized image
*** Members may only vote once, and may not change their vote, so vote wisely!

The winner will be featured on the TPF Home Page for the following month, and automatically entered into the Puffer of the Year photo contest held annually.

As always, we are always accepting entries for the following month, so get those shutters clicking and entries emailed!

Let the voting begin!

Entry #1
Species: Tetraodon Nigroviridis (GSP)
- Name of Puffer : Huggles
- Age: Approx. unknown (owned for less than 2 months)
- Size: Approx. 2 inches
Huggles lives with another GSP named Piggy in a brackish 60 gallon tank. One day I was taking numerous pictures and Huggles began to swim to her sunken ship when she turned around dramatically and gave me a look that meant "Stop taking pictures of me" I took one more pic, this one...and then I stepped away before she hit me.
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Entry #2
Species: Tetraodon nigroviridis
Name: Freddy
Age: Approx 2 years, owned for 14 months, 1 1/2 inches when purchased
Size: 4 1/2 inches
Other: Likes brushing his body against your finger, will bite though! He is in a 75 FOWLR Marine tank with some misc. damsels, a clownfish, 12 inch snowflake eel, six line wrasse and lawnmower blenny.
2.jpg
Entry #3
South American Puffer (Colomesus asellus)
Fish of my affection since Sept 2009, not sure exact age.
Size- 1.5-2 inches of cuteness and love
Lil' Fish finally catching up with flake of food he was chasing down.
3.jpg
Entry #4
Species: Tetraodon Nigroviridis
Name of Puffer: Taylor
Age: Unknown (have had for over 2.5 years)
Size: Approx 3 inches
We caught one of our puffers coming up to the top with big boogely eyes thinking, "Where's the food!?"
4.jpg
Entry #5
Species: Tetraodon MBU
Name Of Puffer: Puffy
Age: Unknown
Size: 10 inches
Description: Living peacefully with cichlids.
5.jpg
Entry #6
This is Beetroot my Fahaka.
- Tetraodon Lineatus
- Beetroot
- 2 Years and 5 Months
- About 35cm
- Beetroot was in a particularly cheery mood on the day we took this photo. He "flew" out from his home right up to the front of the tank as we approached the tank. So we just started snapping shots of him all trigger happy and this was the outcome.
6.jpg
Entry #7
Little Mookie
Species - GSP
Size - 1.25"
Mookie wears his heart on his sleeve
7.jpg
Entry #8
species- fahaka
name- kukah
age- 1 yr +
size- 10"
discription- i just like this pic, i think its a beautiful shot
8.jpg
Entry #9
pecies Carinotetraodon biocellatus
Age 3 years old
Size 3-4 inches long
Named Muldoonican (or Spotty Muldoon) owned for 3 years in a low end brackish set up with a swarm of bumblebee gobies, a second Fig 8 puffer and 4 American flagfish. His favourite food is ghost shrimp and his favourite hobby is posing for the camera with a huge grin on his face.
9.jpg
Entry #10
Tetraodon miurus
Name - Ziva
age - approx 2yrs
size- 3.5 inches
10.jpg
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by Brent » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:36 am

Eeeep! I'm glad my entry was too late for this month... Just look at the fierce competition! Great photos guys and gals. :D

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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by Myaj » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:56 am

I will admit, Beetroot is now the background image on my laptop ;) My boyfriend refuses to believe that smile is not Photoshopped on! ;)

I'll have to remember to show him Muldoon now too :) He looks like a happy fish version of Budda!
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:44 am

OMG, why did all the cutest shots ever, have too all be in one contest?!
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by jus85411 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:26 am

i started laughing when i saw beetroot, awesome picture!

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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by L!$A » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:04 am

WooHoo!
Go Beetroot!! :D :D :D

That smile is one of a kind! :D
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by doraemon » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:14 am

Wow so many cute faces..what a amazing pic of Beetroot..i had to look twice reminded me of kermit the frog lol
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by pufferpuggirl » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:56 pm

Oh that Beetroot is just the cutest thing, if that can't bring a smile to your face, then nothing can! All the photos are awesome, great going puffer-peeps!!
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by MrHumphries » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:12 pm

beetroot :) awesome Smile.

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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by jennybugs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:34 am

They are all awesome puffers! I have to sit and ponder on this one a while :D
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by LilGreenPuffer » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:27 am

Beetroot made me say "awwww" out loud. :)

My new camera isn't the greatest for puffer pictures, unfortunately. I might have to borrow a friend's camera and try to get a shot in next month.

jennybugs, where did you get that signature picture? Adorable!
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:46 pm

I think whatever doesn't win should be re-entered!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by jennybugs » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:12 am

LilGreenPuffer wrote: jennybugs, where did you get that signature picture? Adorable!
I found it online some years ago. It's great isn't it? :lol:
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by Nick » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:24 pm

I normally don't vote on this because I have a terrible photographers eye and usually just end up voting for the fattest GSP, but have decided to vote for Mookie in memoriam. I would, however, love to see the raw image right off the camera of that Beetroot photo, so I could make wallpapers.
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Re: March POTM - Vote Now!!!

Post by sPuffalopagus » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:53 pm

Hi Nick,
What do you mean by the raw picture?
Do you mean the picture in RAW format?
I could send you the picture for keeps, just let me know how I can do that for you.

Cheers!
Ohhh... the Anticipation!!!

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Beetroot the Fahaka

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