Macro Moments Challenge: Week 8

I’m going to try something different for this week’s challenge.  See below for details, but, first, last week’s winner!  Congratulations to Hailey of “Chronicles of A Normal”   for her winning photo of an untouched journal .  I loved the shadows and light and the suggestion of an untold story within. Please pay Hailey a visit and view her work.

Macro Moments Week 7 Winner

And now to this week.  There are so many wonderful entries each week, that it is very difficult for me to choose a winner and I feel badly for those who come so close, but don’t win.  This week you get to choose, our version of “The People’s Choice Awards”!

Here is how it will work. The first twenty entries will be accepted (one entry per person). Submit your entries and I will make a gallery to post next week.  After you view the gallery, submit your vote (one vote per person)  in the comments section and the following week I will announce the winner. Anyone can vote, even if you don’t enter the challenge.

 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.

It is the height of summer in California and this week I celebrated by shooting some of the beautiful flowers and plants in my neighborhood and yard. Here is a gallery of my favorites.

All were shot on my Olympus  Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus M.60mm f.2.8 macro lens. The camera was handheld and all were shot in Aperture mode.  ISO ranged from 320-12,800. Shutter speed ranged from 1/80-1/160.  Aperture ranged from f 3.2-f 18. Photos were 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!

Follow 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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    “I think most people only have ever seen birds out their window as they’re driving, let alone have ever seen a bird’s actual nest eggs.”


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  13. LearaWrites says:

    Macros are just about my favorite photos to take. So glad I found this challenge. Here is my entry


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