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Marty
10-07-2009, 12:15 PM
Below are the final picks for the 2010 GeckosUnlimited Calendar. If you do not see your photo here, it's probably because it was either not in perfect focus or it didn't meet the resolution requirements, or it was not really a calendar material. I was relentless. If there were any vivarium props, visible in the photo it got rejected. This year we got a lot of "gecko on my hand" photos...while some were cute, it's not really material for a calendar.

We got a lot of photos that were taken on a cell phone - needless to say, these didn't make the cut.

I'd say, more than half of all the photos were rejected.

Once again, just a reminder that for next year's contest, please be sure to shoot photos with the maximum resolution that the camera will allow. Remember, you can always reduce the photos, you can't enlarge them and still have a print quality image. Try to take photos that are natural. Having a gecko on top of your keyboard, may be neat to post on GU in a thread, but not for a calendar (just an FYI, no one submitted a 'keyboard gecko' - I wouldn't pick on anyone like that :nana: just sayin' )

Job at hand - We have to select 13 photos that will make the calendar.

how to vote?
Take a pencil and write down 13 of your favorite photos, then vote for them! Easy!

RULES:
1. Vote for your favorites. Top 13 pics make the calendar. Top favorite makes the cover

2. Feel free to invite your friends to vote on this contest, however telling them to vote specifically for your photo will get you disqualified. Links to this thread will show up at the bottom, so please no funny stuff.

3. Top 3 get a free calendar shipped to them.

4. In case of a tie, to simplify matters, I will make the final selection.

5. Voting will close in 7 days.

6. You can only vote once. After you press VOTE you cannot change your vote. Please be sure you make 13 selections ONLY

7. Enjoy the eye candy ! :)


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NathanSoto
10-07-2009, 12:44 PM
They are all stunning :cool: but those TOKAYS ARE BRILLIANT! the colors on them i mean DAMN!

Chris3004
10-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Is it just me,or is pic no 9 not showin up?

Graham_s
10-07-2009, 01:24 PM
number 9 isnt working for me either...
its so difficult just picking a few :(

crestedtimm
10-07-2009, 01:26 PM
What the heck is #10???!!!!???

All are nice, but that is new to me.


Timm

Chris3004
10-07-2009, 01:42 PM
Well, rather unfair votefor pic #9 ;)


#10 is Afrogecko plumicaudus. Recently described southern African gecko.

Marty
10-07-2009, 01:43 PM
OOPS, my bad. There's no #9, I skipped that number somehow when I was re-naming the files. Vote without it :) as there is no file for that number.

zack
10-07-2009, 01:56 PM
#6 all the way thats an awsome pic but dont get me wrong they are all amazing

YamiNoSensei
10-07-2009, 02:09 PM
#6 is truly amazing. 1 & 36 rock, too... love the concept for 1. And I love #14... what is that little beastie?

Riverside Reptiles
10-07-2009, 03:02 PM
Number 9 is supposed to be my pic of the incredibly rare Rainbow morph of P. picta.

DDReptiles
10-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Number 9 is supposed to be my pic of the incredibly rare Rainbow morph of P. picta.

Atleast Eli would buy a calender :lol:

zohariels
10-07-2009, 03:10 PM
That is absolutely unreal!! How many of those are out there? Can we vote for it?

Riverside Reptiles
10-07-2009, 03:33 PM
That is absolutely unreal!!


Yes...yes it is ;)

sleacc
10-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Thanks for letting me vote ! I have not posted before. I now have FOUR geckos ! And a few stories ! Not enuf time now to pass them on. But I will be back and I am passing this site onto Eve -- the neighbor who 'surgically saved' my #1 Mister Gecko. He is a big gecko. Hoping to learn more about all the different ones. I also have a little ghost....a gift from Eve.
All for now - I hope to watch the contest and the results.

Bob
10-07-2009, 04:01 PM
All the pictures are so good this year. What species of gecko is #10? I've never seen it before.

viktor
10-07-2009, 04:53 PM
Very uroplatus heavy, not that I am complaining about that. But only one cyrto? No amyae? No cats? No goonies? I am gonna have to step up next year. Too bad I absolutely suck at taking pics.

That Afrogecko plumicaudus is crazy looking! Is Jon breeding these guys yet?

viktor
10-07-2009, 04:55 PM
Yes...yes it is ;)

Just give the leopard gecko guys a few more years.....

Jazeira
10-07-2009, 05:20 PM
The one of the baby coming out of the egg is a PERFECT shot as is the last one. And so many others... really a great selection. Love the Tokays. ;)

Riverside Reptiles
10-07-2009, 05:46 PM
Very uroplatus heavy, not that I am complaining about that. But only one cyrto? No amyae? No cats? No goonies? I am gonna have to step up next year. Too bad I absolutely suck at taking pictures

I tried to get some variety in here...Marty said none of my pics were good enough for him. Oh well, maybe next year.

zohariels
10-07-2009, 06:09 PM
LMAO Take me away from day geckos or cresties and I'm lost!! To make myself feel better I showed it to my BF- who has now told me to find out more about it because he desperately wants one. Me thinks I wont let him know it doesnt actually exist for a bit!!!

AWW
10-07-2009, 06:53 PM
Awesome pics! But I have to admit, I don't know what a lot of those are (or least I'm not sure my IDs are correct). Any one feel like running through the list and at least naming a few? I'm sure my wish list will be growing as they're named. :) Thanks!

VICtort
10-07-2009, 07:12 PM
Dear geckophiles,

Some impressive specimens here. Several I am unfamiliar with, including #38 that robust green specimen with decidely "ungecko-like" toes.

Species and a brief review if you know.

Thank you, Vic Herrick Imperial Valley, CA. USA:?:

Graham_s
10-07-2009, 07:59 PM
Some impressive specimens here. Several I am unfamiliar with, including #38 that robust green specimen with decidely "ungecko-like" toes.

Species and a brief review if you know.

I believe it is Naultinus grayii although I can't remember all the differences between N.grayii and N.elegans so it may be the latter.

They're endemic to NZ and are viviparous.

BabyButtons
10-07-2009, 08:16 PM
I love the picture of the gecko hatching from the egg. What a way to start to open the world of geckos in the following pages. (at least in my opinion).Anyway the pictures are fantastic. I am still learning about leopard geckos. I have aquired two geckos recently. One is a beautiful tangerine ------ -------gecko. I can't remember exactly her name but she is from the Urban Reptile. I will be pairing her up with a suitable male from the same bloodlines.This is the same place that is breeding the Black Pearls. The other little one I have is a dwarf. She is two years old and is about 4 inches long. Other than her being a dwarf, she is a beautiful little girl. My little tangerine baby, 'Abby' loves to climb up the tank and sit in the ivys that are hanging inside the enclosure. She will stay there for hours! I am now addicted to the little devils. My son, his girlfriend and I have been attending Reptile shows and different stores to see what we can add to our growing family. (theirs more than mine) lol. Have a wonderful day everyone.:lol::lol:

Marty
10-07-2009, 08:50 PM
I tried to get some variety in here...Marty said none of my pics were good enough for him. Oh well, maybe next year.

Not even Ethan got preferential treatment in this contest. Photo had great resolution. if it wasn't for that yogurt container that the gecko was crawling out of, hehehe, you'd see your pic :fight:

If you want to see more variety, you have to snap those pics during the year. Set the cameras on the highest resolution and start shooting away. Even though I hacked a lot of photos, we're still going to end up with an amazing calendar !

Earfarmer
10-07-2009, 10:41 PM
Thats too bad it didn't show. That is beautiful!!!!!

miguel camacho!
10-07-2009, 11:28 PM
Agreed, very Uroplatus-heavy in terms of submissions...but that isn't exactly surprising as they've won many of the contests in my memory.

I'd particularly like to see more in terms of composition. Seeing a lot of the same stuff in terms of composition, year-after-year.

But as Marty said, who am I to complain? I didn't submit anything.

cynjay
10-07-2009, 11:59 PM
Beautiful is all I can say for those beauties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

holocaustto
10-08-2009, 12:45 AM
WOW
At least I was nominated... because I'm no to positive about winning with this quality!

Chris3004
10-08-2009, 02:10 AM
I believe it is Naultinus grayii although I can't remember all the differences between N.grayii and N.elegans so it may be the latter.

They're endemic to NZ and are viviparous.

You're right, it's N. grayii.

Re pic #10 (again ;) ): Afrogecko plumicaudus

Happygecko
10-08-2009, 02:32 AM
I like most of them a lot.... tokeys are great!

I didn't submit any N. amyae bc I did last year. If I could have send two pics, I would have ;-)... But I wanted to try sth new.... Well let's see who who's gonna make it. I always love the uroplatus... Picking one single picture from the last months was a very hard task....
But it's true no felinus geckos, no nephrurus, .... next year ;-) Next years calendar always makes me take pictures throughout the year....

Seems like the calender will be great again, probably for one month you'll have a naultinus sitting in your home... ;-) Could be worse ;-)

wildvet
10-08-2009, 02:42 AM
Hello everyone.
Can someone please tell me what kind of gecko nr. 28/34 is?
Thanks
Berit

Happygecko
10-08-2009, 03:03 AM
It's Strophurus teanicauda

snave_relyt
10-08-2009, 03:55 AM
wow, amazing! Question, what is 29 and what is the long slender gecko with the fringytail?

marieandchrisx4
10-08-2009, 05:50 AM
fantastic pics but best 1 i think is of the little one coming out the egg so sweet

wildvet
10-08-2009, 06:38 AM
fantastic pics but best 1 i think is of the little one coming out the egg so sweet

Yep. That would make the perfect January picture.
It'll obviously make it into the calender.:biggrin:

marieandchrisx4
10-08-2009, 06:43 AM
i so realy hope so thats so sweet those kinda pics are so worth having hope my babys geckos have babys some day just having trouble telling how old they are

holocaustto
10-08-2009, 06:07 PM
there is 3 people who voted 9 xD!!

Riverside Reptiles
10-08-2009, 10:32 PM
there is 3 people who voted 9 xD!!


I guess people love my little rainbow picta! I should start a campaign to get enough people to vote for it to make it onto the calendar!:lol::lol:

Reptiluvr
10-08-2009, 11:55 PM
#6 and #35 are two of the most stunning & exquisite gecko photos I've ever seen! Can I ask the authors to send me in a private message what lenses they used for their photos??

leoslizards
10-09-2009, 03:44 AM
Congrats to everyone that made it into the finals.
Riverside Reptiles, you got some great breeding skills to produce such a colorful pictus! lol. You should have seen the xantics I produced a few years back. They had an interesting circle pattern on their back. I only produced two. I have yet to see any like them. Unfortunately they both passed before I had a chance to breed them. I ended up selling all my pictus for $6 each. Yeah, $6! I didn't know how much they were worth back then. One of those things I regret till this day.

GeckoTom
10-09-2009, 07:54 PM
13 is great, very dramatic!

I would like to vote for the Naultinus but the pic and the background isnt wonderful enough, and that means something :biggrin: There have been better pics in the calendar


The big pic of the Tokkeh is also great!

Best wishes Thomas

Marty
10-16-2009, 10:19 AM
Congrats to all the winners. I will do my best to work on the calendar this weekend.

Marty
10-16-2009, 01:32 PM
...we have a bit of a problem. Nicolas' photo of Naultinus grayii. I was sure I had the full resolution of the image so I allowed it for voting, turns out I don't. I have to disqualify that photo, even though it's so nice. Next photo with most votes is #34, however photo #34 looks very similar to photo #28. Since this is a calendar and it has to look semi decent and have some photographic variety, I'm going to skip that one and go with next in line, which is #25. However I realize that this is totally unfair, but I'm going to do it for the good of the calendar...I'll send a free calendar to Kevin Pröpper aka masoala for being so rudely shafted by me. (Hopefully Kevin isn't keeping up with this thread, :D)

Marty
10-16-2009, 02:33 PM
Took up most of today to get this done.... Good thing it was a slow day at work :blushing:


http://www.geckosunlimited.com/community/images/calendar_ad.jpg (http://www.cafepress.com/geckosunlimited)

You'll also see this ad, on the side bar of the site. Just got a few copies for myself as Xmas stuffers.

holocaustto
10-16-2009, 02:50 PM
Thanks guys for voting me!!
Im very happy =)

Marty
10-16-2009, 03:04 PM
Also, check out the mousepads based on the calendar photos... Very cool !


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holocaustto
10-16-2009, 03:05 PM
Also, check out the mousepads based on the calendar photos... Very cool !


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I did :biggrin:
I want it all hahaha

Debbie
10-17-2009, 03:21 AM
Wow, it turned out great! Congratulations to everyone who made it and thanks to everyone who voted for us... :)

@Marty: We hoped you would have used "The-Gex-Files" in stead of "Debbie" as description to go with the photo, but it's okay if you can't change anymore... ;)

wildvet
10-20-2009, 05:39 AM
Thanks marty
for all the effort you put in. Shame about the Nicolas' picture but there's always a chance to do better next year...
I love the mouse pads. bugger I only got one computer ;-)

all the best
berit

BabyButtons
11-19-2009, 10:33 AM
Hi everyone. I still have my two little girls - both tangerine morphs - leopard geckos. I am currently looking for a suitable male from the german strain to make my trio complete. My son has recently aquired a trio of crested geckos - two males and a female - a reverse trio I believe they call it. They have now peaked my interest in cresties. We will be attending another Reptile show this weekend and who knows the possibilities there. I will be able to talk to the original breeders of my one female to get a better feel as to what male to look for for her. This will be the last reptile show until the spring, so here's hoping that something good will come out of it. Have a great day everyone.