Mini Challenge #234 ~ Macros

CHANDLERJACHANDLERJA Light SeekerPosts: 400Registered Users Major grins
edited October 11, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #234 ~ Macros ~

I love shooting Macros (although I'm not very good at it) But what I really love is seeing what others capture! So lets see your best of the tiny world we live in!


For this Mini please post macro close up shots of anything that you want!

This Mini will run for two weeks; from today, Monday, September 26, to Saturday, October 8th, at 9:00 pm PST ~ SoCal Time

Thanks, and as always, I'm looking forward to seeing your clicks!

Usual Stuff:
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OUR UN-OFFICIAL GENERAL RULES
1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and YOU POST 1-3 IMAGES. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter. The 1st place winner becomes the next host, chooses the next topic and becomes the next judge.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
5. You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
6. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and re-size your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post, change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (See here for help).
7. Don't be hesitant; share 'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round, your first step is coming up with a new theme and starting a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging, start a new thread (again using the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up. It is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72-hour window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72 hours to set up the next mini-challenge.
7. If the winner does not show/start the next mini-challenge after 72 hours, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the next mini challenge!

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Examples:

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Jeromy
http://snaptx.smugmug.com/
Light is everything in life and photography.

Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,006Super Moderators moderator
    edited September 26, 2016
    this is a great challenge! I just might have to show a few of my own, but I'm not that great at it either. Seems you have some wonderful examples Jerome.
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 26, 2016
    Great theme Jeromy! I love Macro!... so, I'll share a few images, but, these are not entries, as I can't participate this go-round.
    Looking forward to seeing the entries!

    Very tiny mushrooms growing on an Avocado tree
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    Mulberry Leaf (fall season)
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    California Poppy
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 27, 2016
    Fun challenge....I have a few, would like to learn to do this better.

    #1 Drops on a Daisy
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    #2 Toothpicks
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    #3 White Flower
    I think this is my favorite of all the photos I've taken : )
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    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,006Super Moderators moderator
    edited September 27, 2016
    A few of my own, just for show and not entries as always.

    1. Banana seeds


    2. Carnation edges


    3. Bumble bee
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,006Super Moderators moderator
    edited September 27, 2016
    Earache wrote: »
    ....


    California Poppy
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    Love this one Eric! clap.gif
    kdotaylor wrote: »
    Fun challenge....I have a few, would like to learn to do this better.

    #1 Drops on a Daisy
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    I think this one is stunning Kate! bowdown.gif
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,162Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 28, 2016
    I don't have a lot of macro shots, but I do love looking at all the wonderful examples in the Dgrin Forums. These are my entries - not really macro I guess, but rather just some close-ups :D

    Swallow-tail butterfly, Mariposa, Ca 2009

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    Praying Mantis on Day Lily, Foresthill, Ca 2014

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    Another shot of Praying Mantis on dying Day Lily the next day - she stayed on the Day Lily plant for almost 10 days.

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 28, 2016
    Cavalier wrote: »
    I don't have a lot of macro shots

    All 3 of your images are stunning, Jo!!! clap.gif

    I also like Kate's water drops!
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 28, 2016
    I have a very few close-ups too:

    1.Law of attraction

    Law of attraction

    2. The Green bee



    3. Leaf enemy

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2016
    Great theme, Jeromy! I don't have any (good) photos of the tiny world you mentioned. So I am sharing some close up shots of flowers taken with a macro lens (60 mm). Due to family commitments and travel, I would like to be able share these without having them be considered as entries this time around.

    1. Night Blooming Cereus
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    2. Pink Dogwood in the early morning
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    3. A Visitor in the Garden
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    Just added a fresh macro, encouraged by this mini to spend a little time in a nearby garden.
  • Don KondraDon Kondra Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Posts: 630Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2016
    House fly - D800/105mm, focus stack of 8 shots.

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    Cheers, Don
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Posts: 1,263Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2016
    Don Kondra wrote: »
    House fly - D800/105mm, focus stack of 8 shots.

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    Cheers, Don

    That is incredible, Don!
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2016
    kdotaylor wrote: »
    That is incredible, Don!

    15524779-Ti.gif Would like to try focus stacking sometime!
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2016
    JAG wrote: »
    Love this one Eric! clap.gif




    I think this one is stunning Kate! bowdown.gif
    Thanks Joyce!

    I agree Kate!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • Don KondraDon Kondra Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Posts: 630Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2016
    kdotaylor wrote: »
    That is incredible, Don!
    sapphire73 wrote: »
    15524779-Ti.gif Would like to try focus stacking sometime!

    Thank You's !

    I should mention the fly was very cooperative, it was dead mwink.gif

    Shot with strobes and focus stacking feature in ControlMyNikon, stack done with CombineZP.

    The background is a yellow dish towel from Lee Valley and the prop is a section of leaf from an Aloe Vera plant.

    Cheers, Don
  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,078Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2016
    I also love shooting macros, but it has been a while since I've done any. I switched from Olympus to Canon & don't have a macro lens for my new camera. It's next on the list though!

    Here are some of my favorites:

    1. Dogwood Blooms
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    2. Beads. I didn't think to include anything to show scale when I took this, but these are tiny tiny little beads.
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    3. Yellow flower.
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    Sherry P.
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 30, 2016
    I don't do macros as a rule - I don't have the equipment and I don't have the skill. But I'll enter anyway


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    1. Sundew - a carniverous plant about the size of a quarter

    2. Eye

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    My friend had an inflamed eye and I took a photo of her eye so she could explain to me why. (I don't remember what it was anymore except it was some kind of medical mistake)

    3. Berry

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,287Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2016
    Great challenge, since I do a lot of macro I had a hard time pinning it down to three entries. Hope I have chosen well ne_nau.gif

    1: Water Lizard
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    2: Drops
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    3: Plumes
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    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,358Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 7, 2016
    I'm in the "macro wanna-be" club - I like to shoot closeups, but I don't have a macro lens and I don't do focus-stacking. In spite of that here are my entries, FWIW.

    1) Tulip

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    2) Wild rose (at least I think so... correct me if I'm wrong...)

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    3) Looking for lunch

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,006Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 11, 2016
    This challenge closed. Results can be found here....

    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=259445
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