Macro Moments Challenge: Week 15

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 15 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week’s challenge!  Amazing entries; very difficult to choose a winner!  The theme for this week is “Fall”. You might choose something “creepy, crawly” in the spirit of Halloween, a close up of fall foliage or even part of a costume, carved pumpkin or decoration. Let’s get creative!

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Wm. Roloff of  Ordinary Hiker  for his photo of “A Handsome Devil”.  I loved the composition, with the wasp  off center, facing front, and the sharpness of the subject.


 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 learned something about my macro lens this week.  It’s minimum focus distance is 7.5 inches.  I had been trying to shoot closer and had difficulty focusing, duh!  When I stay at this distance, I get a nice sharp shot.  I may order extension tubes and see if I can get greater magnification.  Anyone have experience with this using the Olympus M 60mm f.2.8 macro lens?  Here are two shots that I am pretty happy with–


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!


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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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23 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 15

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  4. Imelda says:

    I learned about your challenge through Cee’s Photography page. I am thrilled to join your challenge whenever I can. 🙂


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  6. angloswiss says:

    I like your spider photo, I think I have a similar photo of his twin sister. I noticed you used the flash which has enhanced the photo. I should probably use my flash more often when taking macro, am not sure.


  7. macmsue says:

    We’re a bit out of sync with the seasons but luckily the garden provided something suitable.


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  9. nowathome says:

    We are heading into summer here in South Africa, I took this photo in April :


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  11. Hi, Susan, lovely macros. I, especially, loved the spider.
    And this is my entry for this week’s challenge:


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  14. MickETalbot says:

    My interpretation of fall, hope you like it
    Your spider shot, great capture!


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