Macro Moments Challenge: Week 5

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 5 and  thank you to everyone who entered.  For this week’s challenge there is a theme-Macro Plants and Flowers.  Head out and shoot or dig into your archives and share a favorite with us!

Congratulations to Arkenaten at  A Tale Unfolds for his winning entry to last week’s challenge- Crawl Before You Walk? Not This Time!

Crawl Before You Walk Not This Time

Arkenaten’s photo is stunning and I learned a lot from his accompanying narrative, as I have been lying in wait for butterflies in my garden for several days. Do take a look at his work on his site.

Macro Moments Week 4 Winner

An important reminder–If you want to be considered in the judging, please submit only one photo per entry, but you may enter as many times as you’d like.

The Macro Photographer

The Macro Photographer

Don’t you just love the photo above!  It is a composite created by Mark Rothwell of Dragonphotographic, @dragonphotographic. I was introduced to Mark’s work in the Facebook group Self Taught Photographers. Mark calls the photo, “The Macro Photographer”. I am including it in this week’s challenge post, with his permission, of course, because it is too clever not to share.
 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. 
Instructions for participating in the challenge are found at the end of this post.
I shot this photo of a lichen clinging to the bark of a tree on a walk in a lovely county park called Edgewood County Park not far from my home.
Olympus  Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus M.60mm f.2.8 macro lens. 
ISO 640, 60 mm, 1/50 sec, F10, camera was on a tripod.  Edited in LR


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.  Pay them a visit to view their work and if I missed anybody, please let me know!

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About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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42 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 5

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  2. Arkenaten says:

    Thank you, Susan. I am chuffed to bits!


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  5. Arkenaten says:

    Mark’s photograph is stunning. A very clever piece of techno art.

    Reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Susan, here is my entry this week. Mark’s photograph is wonderful. 😀


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  13. macmsue says:

    I’m enjoying seeing the great entries but haven’t yet managed to successfully post one. Here’s my try for this week.


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  15. Debbie Smyth says:

    This is a fun challenge Susan. Macro photography is something I’m working on at the moment. Not my natural style!
    But I had a successful moment one evening this week!


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  17. Dom says:

    Here is my entry for this week. I really like still life. So I thought a macro picture of it would be a different point of view into nature
    Thank you Susan!


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  21. I love Mark’s photo! He seems to be in fantasy land… My entry for this week’s challenge is here:


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  23. Arkenaten says:

    Ooops…. pays to read all the post.
    I apologise for the spider submission.
    I shall now find a plant and learn to pay attention in future! 🙂

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  31. Gayle says:

    Great macro of the lichen. Am I missing the theme for the following week somewhere?


  32. Hi Gayle, the theme was new for this week. No theme for next week. Thought I’d throw one in from time to time. Do you like the idea of a weekly theme?


    • Gayle says:

      A theme is fun for inspiration but not every week is good too in case someone gets a great off topic shot they want to share. And if the theme is posted a week ahead it gives lot of time to ‘play’ with our cameras 😉


  33. lifelessons says:

    Here is my second try at following the rules, Susan. Actually, I was trying to decide between this and the net and evidently chose the wrong one. et’s see how this macro of a lopped off cactus goes!


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