Macro Moments Challenge: Week 11

Macro Moments will be on holiday until September 28th

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 11 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week. 

Congratulations to Pat of “Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss” for submitting the winning entry to last week’s challenge, a charming photo of a grasshopper trying to decide which part of a bromelia he wanted to sit on 

Winner Macro Moments Week 10

Please pay Pat a visit, view her work and enjoy her charming daily stories about life with “Mr. Swiss”.

  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.

California Academy of Sciences

Last week I spent a day at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco with my 13-year old granddaughter.  They currently have an amazing exhibit called “Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed” where we they  have incredible florescent coral and new and rare species, many of which have never been displayed in a public aquarium.  

Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, Olympus 25mm f 1.8 lens, f 2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO 1600

A highlight of the Academy of Sciences is a lush four-story rainforest which is home to more than 1600 live animals.  I was able to capture several butterflies as we walked through.


Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, Olympus 60mm f2.8 lens, f 3.2, 1/800 sec, ISO 2000


Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, Olympus 60mm f2.8  lens, f 3.2, 1/800 sec, ISO 2500


Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, Olympus 60mm f 2.8 lens, f 3.2, 1/800 sec, ISO 3200

I will be traveling for the next few weeks and will be posting photos and a travelogue of my trip to Europe and Israel.  I hope you will follow along!  keep shooting beautiful macro photos while I am away, and save them to submit to the challenge when it resumes on September 28.

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 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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11 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 11

  1. angloswiss says:

    Surprise, surprise and thank you so much for featuring my photo. Mr. Grasshopper also sends his best wishes. He is busy at the moment signing photos for his familiy and friends. 🙂


  2. What is this week’s theme?


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  5. macmsue says:

    I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong but my Pingbacks don’t seem to work. This was my submission for Week 10
    Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip. 🙂


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