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Marty
10-23-2007, 08:15 PM
Here are the finalists. A lot of the photos could not be included due of the lack of adequate resolution. Even though the photos may have been great, they would not look good when printed. The few that were borderline are included. I picked the best ones that were submitted to the calendar address, that were fitting for a gecko calendar. If your photo is not included, sorry - don't hate me :)

We still have a lot of photos to pick from. 55 in total !!!

Unfortunately there is no way to limit how many votes you can cast, so theoretically you can vote for every image. However, we need to pick 13 photos. Best way is to grab a piece of paper and vote only for your top 13. However you decide to vote, eventually, the best photos will float to the top. Top 3 get the free calendars. Top photo becomes the cover.

Only registered members can vote, which means you have to log in with your user/pass in order to be allowed to cast your vote. Once you press submit, there is no way to change your vote.

POLL will close in exactly 7 days from the post date. In the event of a tie for a place, to simplify the process, I will make the final decision which photo makes it into the calendar.

Here they are in no particular order:

http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_1.jpg
1


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_2.jpg
2


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_3.jpg
3


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_4.jpg
4


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_5.jpg
5


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_6.jpg
6


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_7.jpg
7


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_8.jpg
8


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_9.jpg
9


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_10.jpg
10


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_11.jpg
11


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_12.jpg
12


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_13.jpg
13


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_14.jpg
14


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_15.jpg
15


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_16.jpg
16


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_17.jpg
17


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_18.jpg
18


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_19.jpg
19


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_20.jpg
20


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_21.jpg
21


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_22.jpg
22


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_23.jpg
23


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_24.jpg
24


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_25.jpg
25


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_26.jpg
26


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_27.jpg
27


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_28.jpg
28


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_29.jpg
29


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_30.jpg
30


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_31.jpg
31


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_32.jpg
32


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_33.jpg
33


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_34.jpg
34


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_35.jpg
35


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_36.jpg
36


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_37.jpg
37


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_38.jpg
38


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_39.jpg
39


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_40.jpg
40


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_41.jpg
41


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_42.jpg
42


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_43.jpg
43


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_44.jpg
44


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_45.jpg
45


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_46.jpg
46


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_47.jpg
47


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_48.jpg
48


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_49.jpg
49


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_50.jpg
50


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_51.jpg
51


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_52.jpg
52


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_53.jpg
53


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_54.jpg
54


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/gallery/data/512/2008_55.jpg
55

Riverside Reptiles
10-23-2007, 10:00 PM
Darn, wish I had gotten home earlier and gotten some pics in. Some very nice pics, but not a single representative of knobtails in the group :(

cliff_f
10-23-2007, 10:32 PM
There is some very nice pics in this buch. I bet this calendar will look really good.

fenrisswolf
10-23-2007, 11:55 PM
Awesome pictures!
(But it makes me wonder what the runner-ups were like.) There are a lot of good photographers in this forum.

Will the "also rans" get their chance on screen at some point after the contest?

... I just want to look at more cool pictures to add ideas for my ever growing gecko wish list from them ...

SelectGex
10-24-2007, 09:57 AM
7 photos really stood out for me, so I voted for those. Job well done one all of these photos.

Georgia Gecko Girl
10-24-2007, 12:55 PM
When the Calendars are done
how can we get one ?


~Holly~

clint545
10-24-2007, 03:42 PM
Some really awesome photos!!
Good work and good luck to all!

Can't wait to see the results and finished product!!!

bad_attitude
10-24-2007, 09:56 PM
If something like #7 wins (it's one of the top ones as of now) or some tokay, maybe that could be Miss April - you know, the cruelest month.

(My first post here - hi, everybody. Yes, I like tokays for their character, which they have lots of.)

GeckoHunter
10-25-2007, 02:13 AM
Wow!!! Such outstanding photos! Sooooo darn difficult to choose the best 13!

Well done to everyone who entered.

*A big thumbs up!!!*

Cheers,
Mil.

Marty
10-25-2007, 05:47 AM
Before things get out of hand.... just a quick note ...I'd consider it a bad etiquette to solicit votes on other forums specifically for your own photos. Feel free to tell your friends to vote for what they feel are best photos, but when you tell someone on another forum to vote for nothing else, but photos #x,y and z, it's cheating. This doesn't result in best photos being picked and the end result is a less then perfect calendar. If you decide to solicit votes for your entry, your photo may be disqualified all together.

I had to do this on my other forum, where a very average photo gained so much momentum that it had enough votes to become the calendar cover.

Traffic pointing from other places into the voting thread is listed at the bottom of this thread.

cizin
10-25-2007, 10:32 PM
So, someone help the new kid, and ID the species in 15, 28, and 29? Thank you.

danscantle
10-25-2007, 10:59 PM
Agamura persica, Tarentola gigas, Stenodactylus petrii.

Georgia Gecko Girl
10-25-2007, 11:17 PM
All those pictures are amazing !

How can I get one of those calendars ?
When there finshed

~Holly~

cliff_f
10-25-2007, 11:26 PM
I am sure he will have something posted on how to get the calendars when they are ready.

HerpInvert
10-26-2007, 06:00 PM
ugh...should've seen this sooner, needs some phants in there! Nice photos!!

cizin
10-26-2007, 10:20 PM
Agamura persica, Tarentola gigas, Stenodactylus petrii.

Why does this forum not have a Thanks button?

Reptiluvr
10-27-2007, 06:25 AM
Hey Marty, any chance of posting a sticky in each gecko forum to come check out the pictures and vote. 74 voters is an extremely small percentage of the users we have on the forum.

Marty
10-27-2007, 08:44 AM
Good idea... done!

miss libby
10-27-2007, 12:05 PM
Some great looking photos are looking to be left out of the calendar. Will be a shame if #24 and #46 dont make it. We need more months in a year so all the best can be shown. Truly amazing photos folks. All entries deserve recognition. Great photos everybody. :yahoo:

trayton
10-28-2007, 03:58 AM
#38 is that nualtinus elegans?

oli
10-28-2007, 11:42 AM
I would like to add some pictures of some knobtails if that's acceptable. I know it's late in the game right now, but a calendar without some knobbies is hard to imagine. I am borrowing a 3000$ camera from my friend so I can get some great pics up asap, just let me know. I don't even have to be in the contest, but if you'd like to add some knobbie pics I'll try to send some over asap. Here are a few just from my normal digital camera, not the expensive one.

oli
10-28-2007, 11:47 AM
http://deco-00.slide.com/r/1/0/dl/AWQ5Ybwk5D9neYm9PKFVFLztJOVUhIfV/zoomer.fpg

that's my female doing the cha cha, putting on the dance moves to get the male in the mood!!!uuuuuhhhhhhh......

http://deco-00.slide.com/r/1/0/dl/IBUfH4CSsj_2Ca6uKuFadsxZeNYuHO86/zoomer.fpg

and this is the most beautiful female amyae i've ever seen....

Reptiluvr
10-28-2007, 12:14 PM
Yay for pic #15. It's just so classic, lol. There really are some phenomenal photos here, too bad the voter turnout is kind of lame.

camo
10-30-2007, 07:52 PM
I like #7 cuz i took it. :biggrin:

cliff_f
10-30-2007, 08:15 PM
Yeah I figured that. I could pretty much tell who took what pictures.

camo
10-30-2007, 08:19 PM
Hey cliff! yeah I could tell what pictures you took also haha:biggrin:

Reptiluvr
10-31-2007, 05:37 PM
Man, I came in 14th. Not hating on the photo or photographer, but how did a picture of an eyeball win? Man, so close though. Next year dangit, next year!

camo
10-31-2007, 05:51 PM
Don't know but i came in second place!!!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

Marty
10-31-2007, 07:03 PM
Congrats to all the winners :) Give me a day or two to make the calendar

Reptiluvr
10-31-2007, 08:21 PM
A day or two? Seriously?! That's pretty quick. What will the price of said calendar be good sir? What's the price of the calendar plus adding a page with one of my pics? lol

Marty
10-31-2007, 08:29 PM
"day or two" is really a metaphor for a week or so :) Seriously I'll do my best... Calendars will be around $20... they cost $15 ea. The $5 per calendar will go towards the forum.

repti...which photo is yours...maybe I'll do a limited special edition just for you :)

camo
10-31-2007, 09:52 PM
How many calendars do the people who came in 3rd place in above win?

camo
10-31-2007, 09:55 PM
Also I know this is off topic but I read that geckophiles were going to be at the Georgia reptile expo the Nov.17. Isn't geckophiles the same thing as geckosunlimited?

Marty
10-31-2007, 10:04 PM
top 3 get the calendars....1 each

camo
10-31-2007, 10:11 PM
Ok, well what about the reptile show thing, do you know anything about it?

Marty
10-31-2007, 10:18 PM
nope, can't help you there

Riverside Reptiles
10-31-2007, 10:35 PM
Also I know this is off topic but I read that geckophiles were going to be at the Georgia reptile expo the Nov.17. Isn't geckophiles the same thing as geckosunlimited?


There's a breeder called geckophiles.com or something like that. It's probably them. I've seen them selling stuff on kingsnake.com in the past.

camo
10-31-2007, 11:01 PM
I didn't know that. thanks

René
11-01-2007, 08:25 AM
So close, so close!!!!
My picture ended up 4th.
No free calender for me. :S
What will shipping one to The Netherlands cost Marty?

René.

Marty
11-02-2007, 04:24 PM
What's #7?

Reptiluvr
11-02-2007, 06:38 PM
That would be Uroplatus sikorae sameiti

Marty
11-02-2007, 08:18 PM
100% sure? 'cuz that's the name that's going into the calendar :)

Marty
11-02-2007, 09:01 PM
Calendars are here (http://www.cafepress.com/geckosunlimited) !!!...click on the image of the calendar on the side under the site menu. I added few other items there too. All proceeds will go towards supporting GU. Mouse pad is pretty sweet, so are the mugs :) I will probably send out a general e-mail to let everyone know... In the mean time, the top three winners, please PM me your mailing addresses, so I can send you the prizes. :cheer:

René
11-03-2007, 09:08 AM
I ordered the calender.
It became real nice.
But which pictures are on the postcards?


René.

Marty
11-03-2007, 11:31 AM
The weird thing is that the post cards and some trucker hats have been removed, but they still show up listed...even though these don't exist..weird

Elias_Bader
11-06-2007, 03:16 PM
Hi
If you had a PayPal-account, I would buy one, too...

Marty
11-06-2007, 03:36 PM
I don't think cafepress takes PayPal, but if you want, I can place the order for you and you can paypal me the amount :) Just PM me your Name and mailing address

thrower
12-08-2007, 03:18 AM
So how have the callendars been selling? Have they sent you any numbers?

firereptiles
12-17-2007, 03:22 AM
I received the calendar about a month ago.
Just want to let you guys know, the quality of this calendar is amazing!
So many variations of geckos, so I won't get bored looking at it... :biggrin:
The calendar itself is thick and sturdy built.