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Old 01-21-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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coral showcase thread

i was hoping to start a coral photo thread. i love looking at whole tank shots but i always wish i could see some close ups of peoples corals as well. so i figured if we had a thread dedicated to it it will help people with identifying there corals and seeing examples of colours and health. there will be a few rules.

1. corals only. if u are going to post a full tank shot that is fine as long as there are close ups of the corals in said tank

2. please try to include only clear shots. i understand not everyone can get crystal clear photos. that is fine. but if u have to squint to make it out then perhaps try the photo again before posting (i am not trying to be rude)

3. include camera type/exposure/settings if possible. this will also help people that are trying to improve there skills.

4. please put the name (common or proper) and the type (soft/sps/lps) if u know it

5. please use a photo uploader program like photobucket/imageshack. it will display a larger picture then the site uploader.

6. HAVE FUN!


i will include a few i have taken to start things off

green zoanthids.



pipe organ coral



ricordia mushroom



green zoanthids under blue leds



button polyps



green star polyps(top left) button polyps (bottom left) green zoanthids (right)



anenome





many of these were taken with different cameras unfortunatly so i cant really include the information.


im sorry if this is in the wrong section. just figured this is where the most traffic would be and it applys specifically to reefs.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:55 AM   #2
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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Purple & Green Acan / LPS
(Acanthastrea sp.)


Orange & Green Acan / LPS
(Acanthastrea echinata)


Red & Green War Coral / LPS
(Favites pentagona)


Green-centered Leptastrea / LPS


Orange Leptastrea / LPS


Green Pipe Organ Coral / Soft Coral w/fused calcite tubes & stolon plates
(Tubipora musica)


Pulsating Xenia / Soft Coral
(Xenia umbellata)


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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i thought there would be more pictures then this. here are a few more from me

candy cane coral



just got this one. some kind of leather frag. not 100% sure yet



both photos taken with a cannon rebel t3. using manual shutter speed. taken around 1/300 of a sec.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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to both kay-bee19 and azul17 your guys corals are gorgeous. im just hoping more people start posting. tons of views on the thread but not a lot of contributors lol.

here is my mini maxi carpet anenome. one of my favourites

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #6
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This is just my phone camera. its all i have.
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They all look great. Do you know any of the names of them? People may be misunderstanding the rules. The pictures don't need to be professional quality. Just not blurry lol. Don't be afraid to post up.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:05 PM   #9
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Excellent. Is that first one a candy cane? And what are the 4th and last one? They don't look familiar.
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