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Best Vintage Zoochat Photo Poll

Discussion in 'Animal Photography' started by canaryboy2, 29 Jun 2015.

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What is Zoochat's best Vintage Photo?

Poll closed 30 Jul 2015.
  1. Photo 1

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Photo 2

    10 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. Photo 3

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. Photo 4

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Photo 5

    7 vote(s)
    21.9%
  1. canaryboy2

    canaryboy2 Active Member

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    The shortlist is in!
    You have 1 month to vote in this poll of zoochat's best pre-2000's *chosen by YOU!* :p . I will post all five photos with a piece of relevant information(I hope).

    I have said that the photos should be nostalgic and have a story, but feel free to vote because of any reason you like. It would be nice, also, if you could put the reason why you're voting for a particular photo too!

    Photo 1:

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    Nominated by TeaLovingDave who says "The following image taken by bongorob of a captive Hainan Black-crested Gibbon seems appropriate, considering this taxon is potentially only a few short years from extinction - in which case it will be the first known ape species to go extinct since Homo floresiensis some 12,000 years ago."

    Photo 2:

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    Nominated by Gentle lemur who says "My nomination is this image of 'Siam' the very large bull Indian elephant at Vincennes. I saw him a couple of times in the '70s and he was one of the most impressive animals that I have ever seen. I wish I had managed to get a photo as good as this one." Taken by Steve Romo and posted by Middle Man

    Photo 3:

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    Nominated by LaughingDove who said "I shall nominate this picture of a whyte's barbet by vogelcommando.
    Great picture of a fantastic subject!" Taken by vogelcommando.

    Photo 4:

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    Nominated by Brum who said his "My nomination is for the following image of Cuddles the killer whale by Gentle Lemur, mainly because I can't quite believe the pool held a whale at one point!" Taken by Gentle Lemur.

    And Finally... Photo 5:

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    Nominated by Macaw16 of Gemsbok from 1987 taken at Toronto Zoo by Hix.

    Thanks for all the nominations and good luck nominees, GET VOTING NOW! Poll closes 29/07/15
     
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  2. canaryboy2

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  3. Brum

    Brum Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    I voted for Cuddles at Dudley, since I nominated it and it's my favourite out of the five! It also means something to me personally as it's something I never witnessed but have always been told about by my family!

    All criteriors are met with this nomination! :p
     
  4. savethelephant

    savethelephant Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    I voted for Siam the elephant for having the biggest tusks on an Asian that I have ever seen.
     
  5. canaryboy2

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    I've voted for number 1 as it is a photo taken in my own local zoo, and it highlights the possible extinction of this species. It's also poignant actually, because in my short life on this world I have seen the massive decrease in primate species at Twycross. It will be interesting to see which primate species remain at Twycross in the next 30 years time...
     
  6. canaryboy2

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    Great to see how close the poll is already. Everything still to play for! Don't forget if you nominated a photo or took it yourself you can still vote in the poll!
     
  7. canaryboy2

    canaryboy2 Active Member

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    Keep on voting! The shortlist photos are fantastic, and I think this has been so far a good way of uprooting and exposing some great vintage photos!
     
  8. canaryboy2

    canaryboy2 Active Member

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    NOT LONG NOW! Impressed by the number of votes so far,can we squeeze some more? Please tell fellow zoochatters to vote and find the winner!
     
  9. Titus

    Titus Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    Fascinating photos ! Tough choice but in the end I voted for Siam
     
  10. canaryboy2

    canaryboy2 Active Member

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    Thanks Titus for the vote! Not long now!
     
  11. canaryboy2

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    Only 2 more days! Winner will be announced on the 30th at 8.05pm. KEEP VOTING!
     
  12. canaryboy2

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    WELL DONE STEVE ROMO AND MIDDLE MAN!

    Congratulations to the renowned Steve Romo for his photo of Siam which has won the very prestigious ;) Best Vintage Zoochat photo! Thank you also Gentle lemur for nominating this photo and everyone who go involved. Let's make sure this is a part of a growing interest in vintage photography, and make sure we preserve zoo history! I encourage all members to scan and upload all your vintage photographs. Well done Steve Romo and Middle Man!

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  13. savethelephant

    savethelephant Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Congrats to the winner and all the nominees:)

    And kudos to Siam for being so impressive!!:D
     
  14. gentle lemur

    gentle lemur Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    I am relieved.
    I would have been embarrassed if my old photo of 'Cuddles' the killer whale had won, it is probably the second worst photo I have ever posted on ZooChat (my other picture of 'Cuddles' is the worst because it is even less sharp :rolleyes:)
    As I nominated the photo of 'Siam' I am sure it is a better and moreover a more important photo. I am glad that other agreed :)

    Alan