Macro Moments Challenge: Week 14

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 14 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week’s challenge!  There is no specific theme this week,  just “Macro”. Participation in the challenge has fallen off recently.  Please encourage your friends and others who shoot macro to join in. I’m hoping that it will soon be included in The Daily Post’s challenge listings, which should help.

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Mick of Mick’s Blog  for his photo of dragonfly eyes. He really captured the theme, “Get Really Close”!


 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 have been wanting to experiment with shooting bubbles for a while and gave it a try today.  it was not easy and I know I can improve, but below are a few of my first tries.

All were shot with my  Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and my Olympus M 60mm f.2.8 macro lens, mounted on a tripod. Flash was off camera, directed onto the background material.  Hover over each photo to see the camera settings.  


I found several articles online with instructions which I incorporated.  Here are links to a couple–

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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19 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 14

  1. macmsue says:

    Have no idea why my links don’t work, this was my effort for the week. In future I’ll post a link in the comments I enjoy the challenge, especially when you suggest a topic.


  2. MickETalbot says:

    Wow! Humbled I am, thanks for the honour Susan!


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  5. macmsue says:

    Thanks for the links you supplied, they were great. I’ve gone for water droplets rather than bubbles. I HOPE this shortlink works.

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  7. So excited to finally join in! I’ve been wanting to do this challenge for a while. Love those macro shots! Here’s my contribution:


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  12. Majka says:

    Hi Susan, thank you very much for your invitation and here is my first entry


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