"Find the ceph in this photo" game

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Journals' started by gholland, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I've been having some fun playing "Find the ceph in this photo" game with Dreadhead, cuttlefishguy, and others lately and wanted to more-or-less "organize the game" into a single, on-going thread and invite everyone to post their challenges here as well as establish some simple guidelines for posting answers.

    Rules:
    1. Post a pic of a hard-to-spot ceph.
    2. Indicate what kind of ceph and how many people should look for.
    3. Include a link to another version of the same photo (in your TONMO gallery or a photo archive site) where the hiding place is clearly indicated. Please don't post the answers in this thread.
    4. Please do not discuss answers publicly in this thread. Use private messaging so you don't ruin the game for others.
    5. Do not alter the hue, saturation, color, or other characteristics to make the cephalopod more difficult to find. Cropping, re-sizing, and minor adjustment to brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc. are acceptable within reason.

    If you have old photos from your journal thread or other "find the ceph" posts that would be good for this game, please feel free to repost and consolidate them here.

    Here's an example of what I have in mind (realize that this is the normal red tank lighting that we use for our mercs... not a color alteration):

    Find the octopus in the photo below.
    Check your answer here.
     
  2. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Thoughts or suggestions?
     
  3. robyn

    robyn Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    great idea. That one took me about 5 minutes....not so easy!
     
  4. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Thanks robyn! I guess "ease" is in the eye of the photographer! Maybe all statements regarding difficulty should be avoided too, eh? :wink:
     
  5. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Took me awhile but I got it.
     
  6. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    i think i found it.
     
  7. Taollan

    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Thats good. I like that because it is obvious once you find it.
    :lol:
     
  8. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I love this idea -- great format, keep going! Did you alter the hue at all? I find that incredibly difficult to spot, even with your "click here for the answer"! That might be another rule -- do not alter the photo.
     
  9. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Thanks Tony. No, I didn't alter the hue. That's a straight no-flash pic of our merc tank with the red vellum cover under the fluorescent lighting.

    Good job guys! Who's next?
     
  10. dreadhead

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    one cuttle.check answer here.
     
  11. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Perfect... I got it right, but my head is now sore after 10 minutes of :banghead:!

    Cheers Dread!
    :cheers:
     
  12. dreadhead

    dreadhead Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Awesome, I love this thread.;)
     
  13. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Find the Hummelincki!

    My turn. This is an unretouched photo I took snorkeling. Find the Hummelincki :tongue:

    Answer: Here
     
  14. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Nice one D! And your retouch on that is amazing... what program are you using?
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    It seems that Photoshop (I have an old Limited Edition, not the expensive version - eBay :razz:) handles the underwater green very well with auto correct. There is some extra blue with the photoshopping but what a great change for a single click. I have a baracuda that is brown instead of green and the results are not good. I know that AM's camera (that I am looking at for Xmas - Canon G9) has a built in correction for underwater photography and am hoping this will be the results. The camera I was borrowing (Olympus) has a red filter for the UW housing but it only helps for below 15' and I removed it for this snorkle. However, I was not all that happy with the results during my one dive and will see what PS will do with those shots as well.
     
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    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Find the single Octopus mercatoris in the photo below.
    Check your answer here.
     
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    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    that's a good one. I like the red herring snail shell.
     
  18. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Shhhhh... :wink:
     
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    got him/her :grin:
     
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    Enlarging made it simple:twisted:
     

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