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The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

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  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


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    February 2014 POTM Contest! Vote now!

    Discussion in 'Poll Archives' started by Chicxulub, Jan 31, 2014.

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    Which photo should represent the February POTM?

    Poll closed Feb 15, 2014.
    1. 1

      5 vote(s)
      6.2%
    2. 2

      11 vote(s)
      13.6%
    3. 3

      0 vote(s)
      0.0%
    4. 4

      3 vote(s)
      3.7%
    5. 5

      14 vote(s)
      17.3%
    6. 6

      2 vote(s)
      2.5%
    7. 7

      4 vote(s)
      4.9%
    8. 8

      0 vote(s)
      0.0%
    9. 9

      4 vote(s)
      4.9%
    10. 10

      15 vote(s)
      18.5%
    11. 11

      2 vote(s)
      2.5%
    12. 12

      2 vote(s)
      2.5%
    13. 13

      4 vote(s)
      4.9%
    14. 14

      6 vote(s)
      7.4%
    15. 15

      0 vote(s)
      0.0%
    16. 16

      2 vote(s)
      2.5%
    17. 17

      7 vote(s)
      8.6%
    1. reptileguy112

      reptileguy112 MFK Members

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      why do people like 10 so much??All it is to me is a piranha that swished some sand...no offence, I am not trying to be disrespectful AT ALL!
       
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      Yes, the voters' choices are really "mysterious" to me, too. For example, I cannot see why No.5 gets into top 3. It looks like the person knows using a black background will have a better chance of winning and thus "forcefully" changed the background to completely the blackest black. It looks like a tool like "magnetic lasso" being used in Photoshop to pick up the part around the fishes (along the the whole or part perimeter) of the fishes and then fill with black. That's why the "edges of the fish look like that".

      I guess using black background will somehow have a better chance in this competition --- voters somehow seem to like it.
       
    3. fishyman

      fishyman MFK Members

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      Oops! Not "magnetic lasso" should be "Magic Wand Tool" in Photoshop.
       
    4. Chicxulub

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      If you're handy with a camera, that effect is infinitely easier to create with a camera than it is to create in Photoshop.

      As for the mysterious votes, people on this site tend to vote more for the more the most "monster" picture, not the most technically correct. If you have a dynamic shot that was done with a cell phone up against a technically flawless picture that is boring, there's a good chance the flawless shot will lose.

      If you have a dynamic shot that is also flawless, it is almost guaranteed a win. Look at the 2013 Photo of the Year for example.

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    5. reptileguy112

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      For example, no one voted the one with the three fish under the bridge and I actually like that one.
       
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      Actually fishyman, I didn't change the backround or use the magnetic lasso or Magic wand tool! The tank has a black backround and the only thing I did was crop the picture. It only took me around 10 minutes to process the photo in camera raw as it was shot in raw format with 3 overhead flashes. What you see is the actual fish in their tank no tricks! It wasn't an easy shot to catch as the pair was courting and preparing to spawn, and the male was very rough on the female. If you'd like I will send you the raw image!!
       
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      I vote for #5 breeding trimacs!!!!

      Sent from my HTC One using MonsterAquariaNetwork App
       
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      # 4
       
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