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In October, our local aquarium (Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA) had a photographer's night, during which a limited amount of photographers were allowed into the aquarium after hours and were allowed to use tripods, lights and any other gear they wanted to photograph the exhibits.
In conjunction with this event was a photo contest for the participants, and I found out today that my image was chosen as the Grand Prize winner! I won a T-Shirt, 4 tickets to the Aquarium with Behind-the-Scenes Access, a 24 X 36 print of the image, a camera and lens cleaning, and a new Tamron lens valued at $450!
This is the second time I have entered a photo contest and the second time I have won! I love photography...and although I don't do it for recognition, it is exciting to be recognized!

Lisa
[url]www.lisabrubakerphotography.com[/url]
Moon Jellies
Moon Jellies
Another of my favorites from that night
Another of my favorites from that night
This fella gave us quite a show!
This fella gave us quite a show!
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Re: NSR: I won!
Well deserved
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W W awesome photo's .... Congrats
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Well deserved. Without seeing the other entries, I still think they got it right!
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Re: NSR: I won!
znomit wrote:
Well deserved
^^^^ This. Well done!
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Incredible photos. Congrats.
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Beautiful work!

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Very well done!
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really lovely work - and i'm a photography teacher so i know what i'm talking about Razz emoticon (or at least i'm meant to)
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Scary and beautiful

Well done on your win
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Congratulations!
Nice work! Suitable for framing.

(I'm youre opposite. Entered several photo contests. Won zero. Bwaaah! Just gonna keep trying. You've re-inspired me)
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Many congrats - great work
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Congratulations! The lighting and color are incredible!
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Breathtaking color! And fine, expressive models.
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Very cool. Looks like you totally deserved it!
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Congratulations, you do excellent work.
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Wow just wow. Your very talented and i agree they got the right person when you won. Congrats. 8)
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Yes congratulations. Those moon jellies are spectacular.
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Great composition and technical quality! Congratulations!
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Really nice!

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This place is just full of talent, well done! Another of the wonders of MV members. I'd put these at the very top of the photo's I've seen in my 6 years.
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nice! Good job and congratulations.

The Octopus just wants a hug!
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Great work.....well-deserved win! Clap emoticon
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Nice shots.
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Congratulations! Wonderful images.
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From the pictures you posted the grand prize is well deserved. Great pictures. Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
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along with everyone else those are just spectacular pics
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Clap emoticon Clap emoticon

Congrats!!

Edit: I was looking at your website and I love the photo of the surfer at sunset/sunrise. Very nice work!!
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What do you shoot with?
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Wow Wha? emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
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Congrats!!! Beautiful photos.
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Great work!
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Those photos are stunning!
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Thanks for the support, everyone! I love my MV family!

Here is the link to the site where you can also see the runners up: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/news/story/photographers_night_photo_contest_winners

You will see that the octopus was a popular subject...because the shoot was at night, I had high hopes that he would be out. Not only was he out, but he was definitely showing off for the cameras, dancing gracefully in front of the glass for a solid 5-10 minutes! At one point he even turned white! Amazing.

Nature does all the work...all we can do is try to capture that beauty with our lens

Happy holidays to all.
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Strick wrote:
Clap emoticon Clap emoticon

Congrats!!

Edit: I was looking at your website and I love the photo of the surfer at sunset/sunrise. Very nice work!!
Strick, that paddle boarder showed up at just the right moment to make that shot extra special!
That image was captured at Polihale beach on Kauai.


[url]www.facebook.com/lisabrubakerphotography[/url]
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judy wrote:
What do you shoot with?
I shoot Canon...in this case it was my 5D Mark II...
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It is a challenge shooting through that thick aquarium glass with all the reflections, you did great!
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You've got some wonderful talent. Congrats. Thanks for posting that, MM
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Very nice. Well worth the prize!
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Thanks MAMA. Love Canon. You have the "eye". May you have much success in your hobby. 8)
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