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Best Photo of ZooChat 2018: The Vote

Discussion in 'Animal Photography' started by birdsandbats, 20 Feb 2019.

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Which Photo Do You Think Is The Best?

Poll closed 27 Feb 2019.
  1. Koch's Day Gecko (Phelsuma kochi)

    15 vote(s)
    34.9%
  2. Southern Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri walleri)

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Tiger quoll : Hamerton : 12 Jul 2018

    4 vote(s)
    9.3%
  4. Bison in golden light of sunset

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  5. Ethiopian mountain adder (Bitis parviocula)

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. Crab-eating Raccoons at Pescheray, 13/06/18

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  7. Great argus : Hamerton : 01 Apr 2018

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. Fire Tufted Barbet

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. Thrax, a male Coquerel’s Sifaka

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    It's time. We will finally decide what the best photo on of ZooChat in 2018 is. We have 9 photos to choose from:

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    Koch's Day Gecko (Phelsuma kochi) | ZooChat by @Neva at Zoo Wroclaw

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    Southern gerenuk (Litocranius walleri walleri) | ZooChat by @Neva at Berlin Zoo

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    Tiger quoll : Hamerton : 12 Jul 2018 | ZooChat by @ro6ca66 at Hamerton Zoo Park

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    Bison in golden light of sunset | ZooChat by @Arizona Docent in the wild, Utah

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    Ethiopian mountain adder (Bitis parviocula) | ZooChat by @Ding Lingwei at Bronx Zoo

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    Crab-eating Raccoons at Pescheray, 13/06/18 | ZooChat by @Maguari at Domaine de Pescheray

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    Great argus : Hamerton : 01 Apr 2018 | ZooChat by @ro6ca66 at Hamerton Zoo Park

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    Fire Tufted Barbet | ZooChat by @ZooGirlSD at San Diego Zoo

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    Thrax, a male Coquerel’s Sifaka | ZooChat by @ZooGirlSD at San Diego Zoo

    I know someone will ask. You may vote for your own photo if it is one the list. Voting will end in 7 days.
     
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  2. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Bumping this thread - Make sure to get your votes in
     
  3. Benosaurus

    Benosaurus Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone else is as confused as I am about whether to vote for the image that is best photographically or the image that features the most interesting/rarely photographed species.
     
  4. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    It's up to you how you choose which is best.
     
  5. d1am0ndback

    d1am0ndback Well-Known Member

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    Might I ask how these photos were selected?
     
  6. littleRedPanda

    littleRedPanda Well-Known Member

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    Everyone had the option to nominate a photo in this thread
    Best Photo of ZooChat 2018
     
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  7. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    At the moment it looks like the winner is locked in; all that remains to be determined is which photograph taken by them gets the title :p
     
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  8. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily! Anything could happen, you know.
     
  9. Arizona Docent

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    Even though the rules say you can vote for your own photo, I hope people have the decency not to do it. I certainly did not.
     
  10. littleRedPanda

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    I thought the voters names appeared if you clicked on the entries, but they don't. I'm sure the feature was pointed out in another poll ... may have been another forum
     
  11. Arizona Docent

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    Yes as far as I know that has never been a feature of ZooChat polls.
     
  12. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    I am sure that I have seen something like this. I remember in the Zoochat Cup thread I can view who vote for which zoo.
     
  13. birdsandbats

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    The voting has closed. Here are the results:

    3rd Place: Tiger quoll : Hamerton : 12 Jul 2018 by @ro6ca66 with 4 votes
    2nd Place: Southern Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri walleri) by @Neva with 10 votes
    1st Place: Koch's Day Gecko (Phelsuma kochi)

    Congrats, @Neva, and thanks to all who voted.
     
  14. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    Glad I could take part in voting! Also, has anyone else noticed that photos by @Neva have more than half of all votes combined? In addition, 3 members (@Neva , @ZooGirlSD , and @ro6ca66 ) have two photos each for voting, which is two thirds of all the nominated photos. Lastly, congrats to all who participated in any way (photo nomination, people who added the nominated photos to this site, and those who voted)!
     
  15. birdsandbats

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    I turned that off for this poll.
     
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  16. littleRedPanda

    littleRedPanda Well-Known Member

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    That'll be it ... someone mentioned it in the cup last year.
     
  17. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Administrator Staff Member

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    There is an option when you first create the poll which determines whether votes are displayed publicly or not.

    Personally I would prefer that option disabled completely - I don't feel there is ever a reason for votes to be made public. The only exception there is within a closed group (eg in a business or organisation) where people are using polls to make and record decisions.
     
  18. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    It turned out to be a useful feature in the ZooCup: the onus was on defending your position and people could see who was voting and not posting and call them out on it. It definitely seems like something that will typically cause some amount of conflict but as the above example shows that isn't always a bad thing.
     
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  19. Neva

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    Thank you very much! I feel greatly honored and really really happy :)
     
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