Macro Moments Challenge: Week 32

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 32 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week’s challenge. This week we are back to just Macro or close-up, no specific theme.

I would like to suggest that, if you have it, you include the EXIF data for your entry if it is available.  This includes shutter speed, ISO, aperture setting, and any other camera settings used, as well as if your flash fired and whether the camera was on a tripod.  This takes some time to enter, but we can really learn a lot from each other by studying this information.

Congratulations to our Week 31 winner, Candace of https://netdancer.com/ , for her delightful photo of a newly hatched baby chick!

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Macro Moments on theme

  I shot this daffodil during this past week on a very rainy day when it seemed like Spring would never arrive.  I used it as my entry for  The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds.  It was very windy, so even though my camera was on a tripod and I used a remote trigger, there was movement of the flower and it is somewhat blurry.  The EXIF data is in the caption.

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Olympus 60 mm macro lens, 1/60 sec, f4.0, ISO 200, flash fired, edited in Lightroom and Pik Vivenza. Camera on tripod and used remote trigger.

This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other.  Please join in!  A new challenge begins each Wednesday, and I announce the winner from the previous week when I post the new challenge. The winner’s photo will be featured on this blog used as the banner in the announcement for the next week’s challenge, unless I am requested not to use it. 

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo  from the past week or from your archives. 
  • Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments: Week (insert week)“.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too,  what camera and lens you used and your settings.
  • You may submit more than one photo, but submit each in a separate post if you want to be included in the judging.
  • Deadline for submitting your entries is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pacific Time.
  • Create a * pingback to this post and/or leave a link to your post in the comments section.
  • Tag your post Macro Moments so others can find it.

If you’re not sure how to create a pingback,  Here are instructions

The following bloggers also submitted entries in last week’s challenge. 

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/macro-moments-challenge-week-31-baby-animals/

https://theonlyd800inthehameau.com/2017/02/15/macro-moments-week-31-capucins/

https://pitammm.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/macro-moments-week-31/

https://scrapydo2.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/macro-moments-baby-animals-week-31/

https://snaphappi.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/macro-moments-week-31/

https://sprawly.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/macro-moments-baby-animals/

https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/02/20/macro-moments-week-31-poopy-little-puppy/

https://sprawly.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/macro-moments-baby-animals-2-0/

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Victim of the Storm

Last night the tree flanking our front porch toppled, blocking the front door.  It just couldn’t take any more rain!  Fortunately, this was the morning for the gardener to come.  He cut it back and staked it for us.  He assured me that it will all fill in again over the Spring and Summer.

 

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A Photo A Day (but not every day)

Against all odds, a  promise that Spring is ahead on our stormiest day of the year

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/against-the-odds/

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Test Post

I am playing with the design of my site, so this is a test post to see if I like it!

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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 31

https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/macro-moments-challenge-week-30-birds/

I took out the first paragraph of this post because the formatting got really messed up.  The theme for this week’s challenge is “Baby Animals”  The winner of last week’s challenge is “A Tale Untold” https://attaleuntold.wordpress.com/

My baby animal is this close-up of Gabby when she was just a few weeks old.  Not the sharpest because tightly cropped with a previous, fixed lens camera.  I’m sure you can do better!

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 This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other.  Please join in!  A new challenge begins each Wednesday, and I announce the winner from the previous week when I post the new challenge. The winner’s photo will be featured on this blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next week’s challenge, unless I am requested not to use it. 

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo  from the past week or from your archives. 
  • Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments: Week (insert week)“.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too,  what camera and lens you used and your settings.
  • You may submit more than one photo, but submit each in a separate post if you want to be included in the judging.
  • Deadline for submitting your entries is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pacific Time.
  • Create a * pingback to this post and/or leave a link to your post in the comments section.
  • Tag your post “Macro Moments” so others can find it.

If you’re not sure how to create a pingback,  Here are instructions

The following bloggers also submitted entries in last week’s challenge. 

https://theonlyd800inthehameau.com/2017/02/08/macro-moments-week-30-quizzical-owl/

https://pitammm.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/macro-moments-week-30/

https://blondegirlphotography.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/preening/

https://sfkfsfcfef.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/macro-moments-week-30-birds/

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/macro-moments-challenge-week-30-birds/

https://dailymusing57.com/2017/02/10/macro-moments-challenge-week-30/

https://pitammm.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/macro-moment-week-30/

https://zombieflamingoes.com/2017/02/11/macro-moments-challenge-week-30/

https://snaphappi.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/macro-moments-week-30/

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 30–Birds

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One Word Photo Challenge: Elephant

In response to Jennifer Nicole Well’s One Word Photo Challenge Elephant

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A Photo A Day (But Not Quite) 2017-2-12

Ever since I confessed that my resolution to shoot and post a photo every day was too ambitious, I find that I actually have been shooting several days a week.

I have been anxious to visit one of my favorite spots, Los Gatos Creek Park, to see for myself the changes that our very rainy winter has brought, as we have been in a drought for four years.

I drove over there on Thursday, while we had a break in the rain.  The water in the lake has risen substantially and the ducks are very happy!

I have also been noticing that, even though it is only mid-February, our trees are starting to leaf out and blossom.  I stopped yesterday to shoot this beautiful tree in a parking lot, in full bloom–

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Tree in Full Bloom

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Corky’s Shadow

Gabby’s BFF at the dog park.  This is my submission to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge Shadow

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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 30

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 30 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week’s challenge. The theme for this week’s challenge is “Birds”.  Get out and shoot, search your archives, or find something indoors that depicts the theme.  Remember, for this challenge your entry needs to be macro or close up, not just a bird sitting on a fence. For my bird photo, below, I cropped the picture tightly. 

A quick reminder before I announce last week’s winner.  You may enter each challenge as many times as you’d like, but please include only one photo per entry.

Congratulations to justpat1, a brand new blogger, of https://pitammm.wordpress.com/.  Pat’s entry is entitled “Eye of the Beholder”.  Please pay her a visit to view her work as she gets her blog up and running.

https://pitammm.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/macro-moments-week-29/

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Couch’s Sadefoot

  

My inspiration for choosing the bird theme was this little guy.  He was all fluffed up after taking a bath in my backyard fountain.

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This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other.  Please join in!  A new challenge begins each Wednesday, and I announce the winner from the previous week when I post the new challenge. The winner’s photo will be featured on this blog used as the banner in the announcement for the next week’s challenge, unless I am requested not to use it. 

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo  from the past week or from your archives. 
  • Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments: Week (insert week)“.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too,  what camera and lens you used and your settings.
  • You may submit more than one photo, but submit each in a separate post if you want to be included in the judging.
  • Deadline for submitting your entries is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pacific Time.
  • Create a * pingback to this post and/or leave a link to your post in the comments section.
  • Tag your post Macro Moments so others can find it.

If you’re not sure how to create a pingback,  Here are instructions

The following bloggers also submitted entries in last week’s challenge. 

https://theonlyd800inthehameau.com/2017/02/01/macro-moments-week-29-pawn/

https://netdancer.com/2017/02/01/macro-moments-challenge-week-29/

https://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/macro-moments-week-29/

https://sprawly.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/macro-moments-wk-29/

https://zombieflamingoes.com/2017/02/05/macro-moments-challenge-week-29/

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 29

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Reorganization!

My WordPress friend, Pat, from Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss inspired me recently with her reorganization of all of her photography equipment.  I finally cleared a couple of shelves in my office today, and moved mine from a crowded little table to two shelves above my desk. Now, along with my new large screen for editing, I am ready to go!

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