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Welcome to the Neowin Monthly Photography Challenge!

This month's challenge closes on the 27th October at 23:59 GMT.

The entered photos will be collected into a single thread with a poll, these will be voted on by everyone.
 
As last month's winner, AJerman, has chosen this month's theme: "Macro/Close-up"

If an image is not submitted using the sites listed, it will NOT be accepted for the competition, the EXIF data is required for proof of entry
 
 

FAQ

Q: What is the current challenge?
A: The current challenge is in the thread title

Q: What are the rules for posting?
A:

  • Photos must be taken in the time frame of that theme (So in the case of March, from today (24th February) to the 24th March. Submission must be on a website that conserves EXIF data).
  • Spam will be deleted as per the forum rules, such as photos for sale.
  • The rest of the forum rules still apply.
  • One picture per theme.
  • Post your photo as a reply to this thread
Q: What sites are permitted for submission?
A:
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • min.us
  • smugmug
  • playlookit.com
  • 500px.com
  • DeviantArt.com
  • Google Plus
Q: Does Neowin get any rights to my images if I post them?
A: Not at all! The only rights Neowin get are simply to say you won and may post it to the front page with full accreditation.

Q: Can Staff/MVC/Veteran/Other Group enter?
A: Yes!

Q: I have a question not answered here!
A: PM me!

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Hopefully this topic will open it up a little. Any subject goes! Good luck!

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Guess it's time to dig up my 180mm macro. o_O

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Another lucky coincidence, was taking a few close up shots yesterday, hopefully they will work out.

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Damn took this on the 30th, a day too early!

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That's an awesome pic. Looks like we might have some good competition this time. I don't have an actual macro lens unfortunately. I had a massive spider I was trying to take pics of a few days ago, but now he's gone missing.  :|

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That's an awesome pic. Looks like we might have some good competition this time. I don't have an actual macro lens unfortunately. I had a massive spider I was trying to take pics of a few days ago, but now he's gone missing. :|

Cropping?

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Cropping?

I could but I just don't think the pictures are clear enough. Plus I wasn't trying to get too terribly close to it, hehehe. And it was before the timeframe too. I don't think I've even pulled those pics off my camera yet. I'll have to look at them tonight. They'll probably make an interesting picture none the less.

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Damn took this on the 30th, a day too early!
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I'll let it slide, since it's only a day :)

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OOH creepy [and a good pic], what sort of spider is that?

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I'll let it slide, since it's only a day :)

 

Thanks :D

 

OOH creepy [and a good pic], what sort of spider is that?

I think it's this Pholcus phalangioides bloody always at least 1 in my house somewhere, caught another last night... this time no eggs and missing a leg!

 

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Great spider - I had a hunt around for one to shot this month, but only found a wasp, guarding a tiny nest with a couple of stashed eggs. I'd like to see spider vs wasp battle it out in the glass arena (jar) of doom. You can tell by the missing leg that spider is a veteran, but wasp is young and plucky.

 

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bumpage! ill submit mine this week!

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So will I, if I remember!

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So will I, if I remember!

Ha! I'll make sure you remember!

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I'm gonna get my hands on a Canon 1D X for this one. :D

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Kinda cheating, but here goes a Macro of a close up of a City :shifty:

 

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Damn took this on the 30th, a day too early!

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Do you have a specific lens for Macro to get shots that close up?

 

I have a lens that has a "macro" setting but I can never get that close and in focus!

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I don't have a macro lens so I can't contribute

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I don't have a macro lens so I can't contribute

it does say "close up" which Draconian has pushed that concept to its limits!

 

I'm sure you could do some close up, shallow DoF or something :)

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See if this works

 

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it does say "close up" which Draconian has pushed that concept to its limits!

 

I'm sure you could do some close up, shallow DoF or something :)

 

Good point, I'll give have a look around and see what I can do

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As we are short I`ll cheat a little and put another up

 

 

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it does say "close up" which Draconian has pushed that concept to its limits!

 

I'm sure you could do some close up, shallow DoF or something :)

Hey, it is a close up! :P

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You don't necessarily need a macro lens, it doesn't have to be super close up. If you do, then cool, but I don't know that any of the shots I took with the macro lens my friend has are to my liking. Might just use my 18-55 kit lens. It takes decent close ups. I'm gonna look back through my shots now, might have to hunt a little more. It's been rainy.

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