The below information has been sent by PM to each of the contestants that are still in the contest. The photos are due by January 9th, 2017. Winners will be announced later in the month. If any one has any questions please feel free to contact me.
The first should be a profile shot of the discus, please try to make sure the discus is not angled towards or away from the camera. The judge will best be able to grade the shape and proportions of the fish if the photo is taken directly from the side.
For the second photo the discus should be removed from the aquarium and a photo is to be taken with a measuring tape or ruler held above the discus.
Please remember that you only need to submit photos of the one discus from your group that you feel is the best. The discus will be graded on the following criteria:
Body Shape (roundness, smooth contours, lack of blemishes) /10
Fins (shape, balance, rays well formed, lack of blemishes) /10
Eyes (shape, proportion to body, colour) /10
Gill/Head Structure (well formed with smooth contours) /10
Colour (intensity, pattern) /10
Health (erect fins, bright colours, clear eyes, etc) /10
Overall Impression /10
Over 3" +5.0 points
Over 3.5" +7.5 points
Over 4" +10.0 points
Over 4.5" +12.5 points
Over 5" +15.0 points
Over 5.5" +17.5 points
Over 6" +20.0 points
You can submit the photos to me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by PM here on BCA.
I have included two sample photos below to illustrate what the photos should look like.