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Mary Sweeney is writing a book on aquarium plants and is looking for photos.

Who is Mary Sweeney? She used to be the editor of TFH magazine from 99 to 2002, or somewhere around that range. Thats how I got to know her. She published two articles I wrote in TFH magazine back then.

She is now editor of Microcosm publishing, a book publisher of high end aquarium and marine books, which is printed and distributed by TFH.
I have no affiliation with her or her project, but I told her I would help her put the word out that she is looking for photos for her book. Her list includes several rare plants. She is also looking for any collector Cryps. They pay for the photos. I cut and pasteed this from an email, so it may look wierd

Here is her list:

Ammania senegalensis
Bacopa caroliniana
Aponogeton ulvaceus and new hybrids or varieties
Hottonia plaustris
Aponogeton undulatus
Cryptocoryne affinis
Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
Any new Crypts
Echinodorus aschersonianus
Echinodorus bleheri
Echinodorus bolivianus
Echinodorus horizontalis
Anubias barteri ‘Bonsai’
Anubias nana petite
And other anubias
Blyxa japonica
Cryptocoryne wendtii ‘Mi Oya’
Red Wendtii forms

Echinodorus cordifolius ‘Tropica Marble Queen’
Marble Queen Radican Sword

Echinodorus harbich

Echinodorus horemanii ‘red’

Echinodorus ‘Indian Red’

Echinodorus ‘Kleiner Bar’

Echinodorus ‘Oriental’

Echinodorus osiris
Melon Sword

Echinodorus parviflorus ‘Tropica’
Rosette Sword

Echinodorus ‘Rose’

Echinodorus ‘Rubin’
Red Rubin Sword

Hygrophlia polysperma ‘Tropic Sunset’

Limnophila aromatica ‘hippuroides’
Nesea crassicaulis

Nesea sp. ‘red’

Nymphaea stellata
Dwarf Lily

Nymphaea lotus
Green Tiger Lotus

Vallisneria americana var. americana
Jungle Val

Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis
Corkscrew Val

Vallisneria asiatica
Contortion Val

Vallisneria nana

Vallisneria spiralis
Italian Val

Any new cultivars…

Here is how to contact her:

Mary Sweeney
Microcosm/TFH Publishers
mailto:[email protected]

Good luck!
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Good info to know. I just might be able to help some...
If you have or can take a good close up of any of these plants, then you should do it. There are plenty of people in the forums who show off their photos, I can not understand why they are reluctanct to try and get them published.

The only thing is they have to be high res and large enough format to be converted to 300 dpi. If you do not know what that means, just think big. Bigger the better!
I have a canon rebel xt. I don't think picture quality will be an issue...

I've already emailed her , and she's responded. I'll be gathering some pics in the next couple days.
I guess you are not the only one. She sent me a thank you email and said the response has been "good". So other people must be responding! Keep it coming! The book is called 101 aquarium plants, or something along that line. I did my part. I sent her some plants for her own people to photograph.
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