OCUPS MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST 2017 CONTEST THEMES

  Month Subject
  January Juvenile: animals that are in their juvenile phase. They may have different coloration or just be very small relative to the size as adult. If size is the only attribute of the juvenile, then reference objects in the scene should confirm the animal is indeed a juvenile.
  February Wrasses: Fish in the family Labridie, examples; cleaner wrasse, bumphead wrasse, sheephead
  March Long and thin: Subjects that are long and thin
  April Black and white photograph: the picture can be taken in color and then changed in processing.
  May Bivalves: The group of Mollusks in the class Bivalvia that are two-shelled (bivalved), examples scallops, mussels, clams, oysters 
  June Same color on same color (monochrome): the subject and background are the same color. The majority of the image is that color giving a monochrome effect. It can be any one color.
  July Shooting down: An image shot straight down on the subject or subjects.
  August Sea Anemones: The group of Cnidarians in the order Actiniaria. The anemone is the main subject so a clownfish in an anemone is a picture of a clownfish not the anemone and would not fit this theme. 
  September Survivor/damaged goods: Animals that have been injured
  October Dead center:  the subject is in the very center of the picture
  November My favorite mistake: Picture taken in error but came out kind of cool
  December Awards banquet