View Full Version : Best of 2008 contest

Riverside Reptiles
12-18-2008, 04:28 PM
Just thought with the year coming to an end we might like to see some of the best of the '08 season pics. I'd like to divide it into two sections...1) Best offspring of 2008 (something you hatched out yourself) and 2) Best new animal acquired in 2008 (something you got from someone else). Each member can enter one photo in each. We'll let the contest go until Jan 31st. Then everyone can vote on their favorites. The prize is simply the pride in knowing that you have the best of the best of '08 (unless of course one of our generous sponsors decides to donate a prize:coverlaugh:).

So, post your pics and make sure to state which pic is for Best Offspring and which is for Best Acquisition.


1st Prize: 1 year forum supporter membership
2nd Prize: 6 month forum supporter membership
3rd Prize: 3 month forum supporter membership

12-18-2008, 05:58 PM
Ill be first. :)
Produced by me - Lygodactylus williamsi
New aquired gecko- Sphaerodactylus roosevelti

12-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Great Idea Ethan!

Here's my Hatchling Picture. Paroedura vazimba. By far my highlight of 08, not only the fact that I acquired a small group of adults, but to have hatchlings too!

Favourite acquired Gecko - Saurodactylus brossetti from Jon Boone

Riverside Reptiles
12-19-2008, 05:43 PM
Clint, that Vazimba pic rocks! Love Jeff's Williamsi as well.

12-21-2008, 03:12 AM
Home production; Gehyra marginata
Bouncy juveniles, just as chatty as the parents.


New addition, new genus, new challenge;
Sphaerodactylus elegans.


12-23-2008, 01:39 PM
Just added few prizes. See top post. If you're already a forum supporter, I'll just extend your term by that amount

12-23-2008, 03:13 PM
BEST I PRODUCED: (Not really, but I didn't have any pix of anything else)
Halloween Harley

BEST PURCHASE: (This one was really hard, but I think it was her:)

12-23-2008, 04:32 PM
Best I produced:
http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/4480/leviscopyrightcl4.th.jpg (http://img386.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leviscopyrightcl4.jpg)

(one of the )Best I acquired:
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/6171/p1000752dn1.th.jpg (http://img381.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1000752dn1.jpg)

12-23-2008, 04:57 PM
Best pruduced2618
Best add 2619

12-24-2008, 08:18 PM
Best acquired: unknown Gekko sp.

Best hatched: Gehyra oceanica

12-29-2008, 12:24 PM

One of my favourite offspring: Phelsuma ornata

and one of my favourite acquired: Strophurus spinigerus


12-29-2008, 01:32 PM
Some great shots, some great hatches/additions everyone.

Blake that Gekko sp. looks unreal! Have I happened to miss some threads/posts about them? Would love to see some more pics of them, and how they're faring for you!

12-29-2008, 02:57 PM
Havent hatched anything this year but here is the female of my new gargoyle pair. Had them less than a week and i already have eggs :yahoo:


01-03-2009, 10:11 PM
So who wins? Or whats goin on with this? Come on people its 1/3/09 get on this hahahahahahaha. Kidding kidding just seeing how this was gonna be done.

Riverside Reptiles
01-03-2009, 11:38 PM
As it says in my initial post, entries can be submitted until Jan. 31st. So...keep them coming folks. Don't wait until the last minute. Also, you don't have to submit for both. You can feel free to just submit for "best hatched" or "best aquired". But you're welcome to submit for both if you would like.

Dyesub Dave
01-04-2009, 12:58 AM
Well for BEST HATCHED I would have to use the pic of my first baby crestie. Probaby not the most colourful of the bunch but I think it's the best pic I have.


I would like to use the pic of my baby White Line but I didn't notice that it hatched until New Year's Day so I'm not sure if it was 2008 or not. But I'll include the pic anyways. LOL


As for BEST ACQUIRED I would have to say my male dalmation crestie as I now have 6 babies and 6 more eggs because of him. However I don't have a good pic of him right now so I'll have to take one and then post it.

Dyesub Dave. :biggrin:

01-05-2009, 11:35 AM
As it says in my initial post, entries can be submitted until Jan. 31st.

OHHHHH sorry I sped read it and thought it said Dec. 31st.

01-05-2009, 01:38 PM
ok, one of our best purchases, in early 2008 was our 1.1 U.cf.ebenaui

heres a rubbish photo of 0.1 of the pair:


and here is my favourite hatchling of the year:


Riverside Reptiles
01-15-2009, 04:11 PM
Only 2 weeks left to get in on this contest! Let's see some pics folks! Marty has been generous enough to donate prizes. So let's give him some pics to make it worth while.

01-16-2009, 06:18 PM
Best new aquired:


01-16-2009, 07:28 PM
i do pop in every now and then but my other half usually posts (graham_s)

my best hatchling in 2008:
Slug - reticulated Gargoyle gecko


and my best aquired gecko in 2008:
Snow - mack snow Leopard gecko



Riverside Reptiles
01-28-2009, 09:59 AM
Just a few more days left to post your pics for the contest folks. Don't slack!!! Here's your chance to win a free Forum Supporter Membership! Saturday is the last day. Don't say that I didn't give you plenty of warning!

01-28-2009, 02:35 PM
Better late than never. Here's my best produced of 2008;


Thanks to Sushigex for the photo. I will try to get a picture of my best acquired (a leachie) before the deadline.

01-28-2009, 06:15 PM
Ok, best hatchling:

best aquired:

01-28-2009, 08:25 PM
Well, not a great picture, but I'm no photographer. Best acquired, a yearling female Bayonaise leachie;


Riverside Reptiles
01-31-2009, 10:43 AM
Picture submissions end tonight!!! Last chance! We have some good stuff but the more the better. Take a few minutes and get yours in!

Riverside Reptiles
02-01-2009, 10:18 AM
Ok, contest is closed. I'll get the voting poll up in the next few days as time allows.