Macro Moments Challenge: Week 7

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 7 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week.  Again, the entries were so wonderful that it was very difficult to choose a winner!  For this week’s challenge there is no specific theme except “Macro”. 

Congratulations to Amy, at “Share and Connect” for winning this week’s challenge with her very first entry! I love the detail of the Blue African Lily buds, the composition of the photo and the somewhat dark theme. Please pay Amy a visit and view her work. 

Macro Moments Week 6 Winner

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

 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.

If you remember, last week I was lamenting that I have a new butterfly plant in my yard, but I hadn’t been quick enough to shoot any butterflies. Well, patience paid off, and this week this beautiful Swallowtail stuck around for a couple of minutes and I was able to get several shots.


Swallowtail on Butterfly Plant

Yesterday I planted some Lantana, which also attracts butterflies, and started some milkweed seeds so I hope to see many more in my yard, as well as hummingbirds.

Olympus  Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus M.60mm f.2.8 macro lens. 

ISO 6400, 60 mm, 1/4000 sec, F 9, camera handheld.  Cropped and edited in LR.  I’m not sure why I chose such a fast shutter speed.  I will definitely  slow it down next time!

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!

Subscribe to my blog to receive challenge posts via email.

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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32 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 7

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  4. Amy says:

    I’m honored, Susan! Thank you for hosting the Macro Moment Challenge. It gives us a great opportunity to learn and to share. 🙂


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  8. captainhails says:

    “I tried it once and within the week my journal was being used as a paper weight.”


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  11. macmsue says:

    My entry for this week is here.


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  13. Amy says:

    Here is my entry for week 7:


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  18. Helen Bushe says:

    Oh Dear, I’ve called a post Macro Moments and linked it to this challenge and now that I’ve reread the “rules” I see that it’s meant to be just the one photo. Sorry, I’ll behave better next week. LOL .
    Here’s the link anyway:


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  22. I love your butterfly. We just had some black swallowtail caterpillars so fingers crossed for butterflies. Here is my entry for the week


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  24. I love your butterfly! Been chasing a lot of them around my garden too. Only that I could not get a fairly good shot. Took a shot of this spider instead.


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