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Macro Contest


The idea for this photography contest is simple: you can depict anything, as long as it's a form of macro photography. (Check Macro if you're not sure about what macro photography is)

1) You must follow the uploading art rules
2) It must be a form of macro photography (= no landscapes etc.)
3) Computer manipulation is allowed but please don't overdo it.
4) Two submissions per person are allowed

5) Have fun and promote the contest! ^____^


December 20th: This contest is closed!


1st place: <img175*0:>  2nd place: <img175*0:>  3rd place: <img175*0:>                    
             [moira hawthorne]                                  [Iske]                                              [Aldalome]

Congratulations to the winners and thanks for entering!

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(Please use a <img250: tag when posting pictures)

1) [Janouk]  (temporary entries, just to give an idea)

a. <img250*0:img/drawing/15289_1128967696.jpg>
b. <img250*0:img/drawing/15289_1132506993.jpg>

2) [Citrine]

a. <img250*0:img/drawing/57131_1169602367.jpg>
b. <img250*0:img/drawing/57131_1174707782.jpg>

3) [moira hawthorne]

a. <img250*0:stuff/studded%201.jpg>
b. <img250*0:stuff/ICU.png>
'i see you'

5) [Cia_mar]

a. <img250*0:stuff/z/166146/Cia%2527s%2520work%2520pics/subway%20pics%20(26).JPG>
b. <img250*0:stuff/z/166146/cia%2527s%2520macro%2520pics/jewelry%20(15).JPG>

6a) [sequeena_rae]


7) [Skydancer]

a. <img250*0:stuff/4_15_04-0015.png>
b. <img250*0:stuff/8-20-0009.png>

8) [Artemis Management]

a. <img250*0:img/drawing/73632_1193872190.jpg>
b. <img250*0:img/drawing/73632_1193871519.jpg>

9. [Titanium Tiger]

a) <img250*0:>

10. [Quellealcar]


11. [Tickle Me Emo]

a. <img250*0:stuff/DSCN4583.JPG>
b. <img250*0:stuff/DSCN4884.JPG>

12. [Iske]


13. [Feasting on Needles]

a. <img250*0:stuff/tinyshroom.jpg>
NOTE: - Shows the actual size of the mushroom (Not an entry, fyi)

b. <img250*0:stuff/f34spider.jpg>

14. [~Cherry~]


15. [Kéioko Matsukaze]

a. <img250*0:stuff/z/67651/Kei%2527s%2520pics/i1196998244_1.jpg>
b. <img250*0:stuff/z/67651/Kei%2527s%2520pics/i1196998244_2.jpg>

16. [Daisy_Sandybanks]

a. <img250*0:stuff/OrangeAbstract.jpg>

b. <img250*0:stuff/GoldenWatch.jpg>

17. [Lite]

18. [Jitter]

a. <img250*0:stuff/gel.jpg>

b. <img250*0:stuff/oneringto.jpg>

19. -

*entry removed after request of contestant*

20. [Aldalome]

a. <img250*0:img/photo/121196_1198171143.jpg>

b. <img250*0:img/drawing/121196_1198171223.jpg>

This contest is closed!


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2007-11-07 [Janouk]: I hope you got the point though.

2007-11-07 [sequeena_rae]: Moira, I think they mean filters/lens flares etc and painting over things. It's essentially a macro contest, not a 'let's see how pretty we can make this by painting over it ten times' contest.

2007-11-08 [Titanium Tiger]: sounds really interesting can I try?

2007-11-08 [Janouk]: [Titanium Tiger], everyone can try ;) Please do ^__^
[moira hawthorne], what we mean is that we do not want, for exemple, two photo's merged together, or the use of brushes etc. And a totally purple ladybird won't win either.
I don't really understand what's the problem though...

2007-11-08 [sequeena_rae]: o.O Painting over something is not a technique of traditional photography, unless Photography involves using a brush :p

2007-11-08 [Jitter]: A brush Squee? xD Not when I studied it xP <3

2007-11-08 [sequeena_rae]: Not when I studied it either o.O;

2007-11-09 [Janouk]: Nice one [Citrine]! :)

2007-11-09 [Araglas]: Moira!!! that is awesome!

2007-11-09 [Citrine]: thanks. :)

2007-11-09 [Araglas]: They all are awesome!

2007-11-10 [Cia_mar]: cool!

2007-11-10 [Jitter]: Cia aren't those picture also added in Reference pictures? Since you're offering those as free stock I don't think it's fair to enter them in a contest. I already denied pictures in the reference wikis because they were entered in contests. Let me know if you wish to enter with them so I can remove them from the reference wikis.

2007-11-10 [Cia_mar]: yea they are.....ok i was not aware that it be a problem.....give me a bit (a day) to see if there is something else i would like to use...and if not, then you can remove them from the ref wiki....

2007-11-10 [Jitter]: Thank you :)

I had to pick one of my fire pictures too to keep as my own before I donated them ^^;

2007-11-10 [Cia_mar]: understandable

2007-11-10 [iippo]: Sorry, I'll just delurk a bit: why is it not ok to enter something donated to reference pictures? It's still Cia's work, after all... *missed something*

2007-11-10 [Viking]: Hmmm...I may have to enter this one...

2007-11-10 [Jitter]: Yes it is still her work but since it was donated for free use (as stock) on this site, I don't think they're up to be entered in a contest. It makes some weird sense to me but if you think it is unfair I could change the rule... I just find it more suitable for a stock image to remain a stock image :/ Not sure.

2007-11-10 [iippo]: I don't know, that's why I asked :) I don't really anything about image stocks, I've never done any or really looked at any stocks so I don't really know anything about them. I trust you on it :)

2007-11-10 [Cia_mar]: i think i understand the reasoning for it, because if the same contest ends up with 5 entries that all used manips of the same stock, then it would not really be least that is how i am understanding Jitter's ruling in this

2007-11-10 [Jitter]: Yeah actually that's one reason I don';t think they should be allowed. About the original photographer using it though I now have asked the rest of the Reference pictures team to give an opinion :)

2007-11-10 [sequeena_rae]: This contest isn't about manipulating stock though. And Cia is the owner of the pictures, she should be able to do what she likes with them o.O

2007-11-10 [Jitter]: ok then forget what I said :P

2007-11-10 [sequeena_rae]: Nooo :P Opinions are good :P

2007-11-10 [Janouk]: Love every entry! :o

2007-11-10 [Jitter]: Apparently other people at reference pictures don't think it makes sense either and since I can't explain it (yet) I will not insist x)

2007-11-10 [Cia_mar]: ok... thx

2007-11-14 [Skydancer]: Donating images for free use does not in anyway remove the copyrights of the original photographer. They still retain all rights to use, sell, give way or flaunt their work in any way they wish unless they give exclusive use rights to someone.

2007-11-14 [Janouk]: Other nice macro's can been seen at The macro-photography contest which took place in 2006.

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: oooh...pretty!

2007-11-16 [Artemis Management]: ^_^ I just got my macro lenses a couple weeks ago. Yesterday, I got my Cannon EOS Rebel XTi! <3 She's amazing!

2007-11-16 [moira hawthorne]: all 3 are lovely... but the rules say you are allowed 2

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: still they are amazing!

2007-11-16 [Artemis Management]: Hah! I think I am officially blind. Or, I cannot read. >.< Oops? And, thanksies!

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: ^_^

2007-11-16 [moira hawthorne]: I like B the best...

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: I liked the other one better

2007-11-16 [sequeena_rae]: I prefer A :D

2007-11-16 [Artemis Management]: *smiles* Thank you, as do I. That's why I left it. :P

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: Its good but the one with the center of the flower was better

2007-11-16 [sequeena_rae]: It's all subjective [Araglas] :P

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: I ^_^

2007-11-16 [Artemis Management]: *shrugs* I'm still debating on which ones to submit. :/

2007-11-16 [Titanium Tiger]: well I dont kno if you can see it but I put one up!!

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: I like that!!! Its very beautiful!

2007-11-16 [Titanium Tiger]: thank you !! on my com you cant see it!! (if you were talking to me!!^^

2007-11-16 [Artemis Management]: It's pretty! I love leaves. :D

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: lol I get it~!

2007-11-16 [Jitter]: [Titanium Tiger] your link tried to load me with some weird cookie thing, better upload it on Elftown o_O (And I can't see it)

2007-11-16 [sequeena_rae]: Hmm, I have no idea what just happened there, but when I loaded this page it asked me for a licence or something o.O

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: I can see everything fine, except I have to click on a link to see the picture.

2007-11-16 [Titanium Tiger]: well I had do download it off a school cam and comp so in order to do that I had to use ( its a web unblocker for school filters! so thats the only way I can get on et from school!!Ill try agian at home later!!

2007-11-16 [Araglas]: Well its here, just on a link ^_^

2007-11-16 [Artemis Management]: Good luck!

2007-11-17 [Titanium Tiger]: thank you!!

2007-11-17 [Titanium Tiger]: oaky so I got it fixed!! but I left the link incase!!

2007-11-17 [Jitter]: Much better :) since it's on ET the link is no use :)

2007-11-22 [Jitter]: Prod me to enter this please if I don't do in the near future! ;)

2007-11-23 [Janouk]: Okay ;)

2007-11-24 [moira hawthorne]: 2 awesome photos [Tickle Me Emo]

2007-11-24 [Tickle Me Emo]: Thanks :)

2007-11-26 [Titanium Tiger]: these are sime pretty cool Ideas!! Im really intrested to see what we get next!!^^

2007-11-29 [Citrine]: [Cia mar], I love the playing card picture... and [Quellealcar]'s second entry... and [Tickle Me Emo]'s second too!

2007-11-29 [Cia_mar]: thank you

2007-11-30 [Tickle Me Emo]: I think pretty much all of them are really amazing.

2007-12-04 [Janouk]: I'm so happy about the entries!
(pssst: but we could use some more, couldn't we? :p)

2007-12-04 [Jitter]: Boo I finally found something to photograph and my hubby is using my batteries for the Wii x)

2007-12-04 [Janouk]: Hehe, Wii's are stupid :p
(No, they are not ;__;)

2007-12-04 [Jitter]: xD

2007-12-04 [Quellealcar]: thankyou [Citrine]

2007-12-05 [Citrine]: hm... my newer entry does not look particularly "macro", but those were very tiny flowers and so I know that I did have to use it to get them right. Let me know, though, if that doesn't qualify.

2007-12-05 [Janouk]: I say they qualify, and I am boss :p

2007-12-06 [Citrine]: *bows to 'boss'* Thank you kindly.

2007-12-10 [Janouk]: ;)

2007-12-12 [Titanium Tiger]: wow we got some kool stuff going!!

2007-12-12 [Lite]: Hmmm... Didnt quite get the clear precision I was aiming for, but good enough

2007-12-12 [Feasting on Needles]: At least you tried.

2007-12-12 [Tickle Me Emo]: Looks like you focused on the board instead of the pieces... but I still like it :)

2007-12-12 [Lite]: Ha, just got a new camcorder and I'm experimenting with it... And entering every photography contest on the site. If only I could get a way for my hand to keep still...

2007-12-12 [Feasting on Needles]: You could get a tripod.

2007-12-12 [Lite]: Im not sure if a tripod would work with the model of the cam. Its a vivitar camcorder

2007-12-13 [sequeena_rae]: If not a tripod, then use shelves, books etc to steady your hand :)

2007-12-13 [Lite]: Or find a way to put the cam on a pile of books and set the auto timer

2007-12-14 [Titanium Tiger]: even a uni pod would help a little bit! they re not very expensive and the work just the same!!I like then alot better than the tripods!!

2007-12-14 [sequeena_rae]: I have a tripod that cost me £1 :P

2007-12-15 [Jitter]: I finally entered :)

2007-12-15 [Lite]: I like it :)

2007-12-16 [Titanium Tiger]: kewl~

2007-12-16 [Jitter]: Thanks :)

2007-12-16 [sequeena_rae]: go jitter xP

2007-12-19 [Janouk]: Deadline's tomorrow! *ticktacks* :p

2007-12-20 [Titanium Tiger]: good luck everyone!

2007-12-20 [Aldalome]: Deadline isn't on yet? or is it? because than I am to late.

2007-12-21 [Janouk]: MacroPoll

2008-02-20 [Janouk]: Winners: 1st: [moira hawthorne], 2nd: [Iske], 3rd: [Aldalome]!
Well done, and thanks to all for joining! :D

2008-02-21 [Cia_mar]: congrats all!!!

2008-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: congrats to the other two winners... I didnt get to vote in the second poll... dont know why but I didnt even know of it...

2008-02-21 [Cia_mar]: it was a forum one.. i was not part of the forum... but that is ok,,,, every one did really good

2008-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: ooooooooooooooooooooooo ...

2008-02-21 [Janouk]: It wasn't a forum one, I just did that after the votes were closed.
I advertised a lot about it a while back. Needed two last voters yesterday and thus we had the winners! :p

2008-02-21 [Cia_mar]: hmmm.. odd i never did see the second one.. but like i said, no big deal... i voted in the

2008-02-22 [Titanium Tiger]: congrate everyone

2008-03-28 [GoneGone]: I request that my photograph be removed. Thank you.

2008-03-30 [Janouk]: Done.

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