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#1 mummy26

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

Hi everyone,
I thought we'd try something we haven't done for a while - MACRO/CLOSE-UP

I realize that not everyone has a macro lens so have included close up but get in as close up as possible and crop in photoshop/Lightroom etc if needed

Have fun!

The rules:
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.

If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)

All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.

Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.

Challenge history for the winner:
Rule of Thirds - mummy26
Vanishing point - rbat
Patterns in nature - Jupiter123
Fun - Silverwattle
Seven - mummy26
Texture - ILLB
At Home - elle-M
Nostalgia - rbat
Reflection - Bryden
Half - Nut
Spring - millie71
Antique - elle-M
Tells a story - Ev
Postcard - raven74
Favourite things - winkwink
Long exposure - rbat
Wings - silverwattle
Sweet - rbat
Light - Skepticaemia
Wild - Mecurial
Moody - BeagleBoy
In the eye of the beholder - cat
Symmetry - JamieLee85
Serenity - winkwink
Out Of Place - Peanut
Water Drop Shot - blue4me
One - Raven74
Black & White Portrait - rbat
Red - Luckyseven
Suggestive - Abbygirl
Mostly Black/Mostly white - PrincessPinkenIt
Autumn - Superman+4Sisters
Capturing Action - Peanut
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26



#2 Sentient Puddle

Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67678223@N04/8210934450/

Just a quick entry - this little chap was on the BBQ today and stayed still long enough for me to go get the camera!

#3 Bec .

Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:46 AM


Lemonade by rbat75, on Flickr

#4 Two Socks

Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

I wish I had a macro lens!  Mine is a little noisy I'm afraid and not terribly close!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tickly_rain/8...tream/lightbox/

Beautiful colour ILBB.

Love the capture of the bubbles rbat.

#5 Mama8

Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

first entry. Beginner
I really liked this shot original.gif



#6 SUSIE25

Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c112/SUE...B236048copy.jpg

Edited by SUSIE25, 25 November 2012 - 02:43 PM.


#7 GoBack2Bed

Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

This is my first entry and am definately a beginner (I've had my camera for 7 days now!).

We discovered a birds nest in a bush out the back with three baby birds and a very protective mum & dad. They still allowed me to get VERY close since I don't own a macro lense (yet!).

PS haven't worked out flickr yet on my computer

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#8 mummy26

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Awesome entries so far, keep them coming.  I'll be late judging them tonight, have camera club so may not get around to it until 11pm ish

#9 New beginnings

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Loving the shots.


I am hoping to get something this arvo. I need to start making more time to get entries into these again.

#10 *Ev

Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

Last Moment entry...


#11 GoBack2Bed

Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

Can someone explain how you are getting the photos loaded in your message? Mine is an attachment.

#12 Bec .

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

mummy09 I use Flickr to do that. I'm not sure what everyone else does?

#13 elle-M

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

I'm SO desperate to get a macro lens!! Here is my entry, as close as I could get in the 10 minutes I had while both kids were asleep.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/86079849@N04/.../in/photostream

EDIT - best viewed on black background. Does anyone know how to link to the close-up image with black bg in flickr?

Edited by elle-M, 26 November 2012 - 05:31 PM.


#14 Bec .

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Use the link elle-M - go into the lightbox and copy and paste that link: ie:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86079849@N04/...tream/lightbox/

#15 flipped out

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

Just sneaking in....


IMG_2601 by flic_22, on Flickr

#16 flipped out

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

DP

Edited by flipped out, 26 November 2012 - 06:12 PM.


#17 rogue-shadow

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

May be a bit late but I do recall the OP saying something about camera club so it's worth a shot. Not my greatest but it's something - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogueeleven/8220691242/

#18 mummy26

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:59 PM

Had a short camera club meeting tonight but have been busy trying to get my website up and running properly original.gif

Awesome entries guys!!!  Now for the important bit and I hope no-one minds a bit of constructive criticism, I'll be gentle I promise...

ILBB - I wish some of these would visit my garden. Nice shot, focus is where it should be, no distracting background and OMG at that narrow DOF

rbat - I love your lemonade, the bubbles are crisp and look refreshing

tickly_rain - what an interesting flower, what is it?  I'll be honest and say the white in the background was distracting. You needed to make the main flower stand out, it blended too much into the background.

Cyndi - Great photo for a beginner. What type of egg was it?

SUSIE25 - It looks like some new sort of creepy crawly, again a shallow DOF and lovely composition

mummy09 - you did get close, I'm impressed (and jealous). Watch that focus is on the eyes, that's what we tend to look at first.

*Ev - I love red and water drops and it works very well with no distraction in the background

elle-M - Lovely B&W portrait. Pets are hard to photograph IMO

flipped out - beautiful composition and the highlighted word is certainly the main focus.  Love the DOF, the blurring is just right

rogue-shadow - just snuck in wink.gif. I'm not really familiar with "Cars". Watch your focus, I've been sitting here for about 5 minutes trying to decide where you locked your focus

As I said awesome entries and I enjoyed looking at them all and please excuse me if you think I am wrong with some of the comments. I hope I wasn't too hard

It was hard choosing between 2 of them in particular and those were ILBB's and rbat's. The winner is ILBB, I was intrigued by your photo and kept going back to look original.gif

Congrats original.gif



#19 Bec .

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

Congratulations Kelly, loved your shot original.gif Thanks for the mention Ali. Have a great day everyone!

#20 Sentient Puddle

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Thanks Ali, I must admit I saw rbat's shot and thought that was the winner, then I saw Ev's shot and loved the colour and clarity and thought that had it in the bag! So thanks for the surprise win. I am typing on the iPad, so can't do the cut and paste thing as well till I get back on the Mac, but what say this week the challenge is "portrait".  Will post the actual challenge thread later today! :-)

#21 elle-M

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (rbat @ 26/11/2012, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Use the link elle-M - go into the lightbox and copy and paste that link: ie:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86079849@N04/...tream/lightbox/


Thank you!

#22 elle-M

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Well done Kelly, I LOVED your shot, what a funny little guy.

Thanks for the feedback Ali!

#23 GoBack2Bed

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Great choice for winner! And thanks for the feedback I love getting real critique not just friends saying yes that's good. Now to begin work on the new theme!

#24 Mama8

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

thanks for the mentions and congrats to ILBB original.gif
the egg was one of my chicken's eggs and they cause such a fuss in my house.
My 3 yr old LOVES to collect the eggs.

#25 rogue-shadow

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Looking back at it you're right, it was a really quick shot in a darkish room and no tripod so certainly wasn't my best attempt. Thanks for the feedback, I'll get to work on getting it better.

Congrats ILBB




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