Macro Moments Challenge: Week 19-Broaden Your Scope

Congratulations to snaphappi, at, for winning this week’s challenge with her lovely, photo of a Southern Grass-Dart butterfly. Please pay snaphappi a visit and view her work.


For this week’s challenge I am going to try something a little different. The theme of the challenge is, “Broaden Your Scope”.  My macro lens is the Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8.  It also happens to be, probably, my favorite lens for non-macro shooting as a general all-purpose, medium tele-photo lens for shooting people or out of doors. I find that I am able to achieve sharpness that is superior to what I can accomplish with my other lenses.

Some of you may not have considered using your macro lens for street, nature or portrait shooting, so this week you are challenged to use your macro lens for anything other than macro!  When you submit your entry, please include the name of the lens that you used and your settings.

I took the photos that follow with my Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens set to 0.4-∞ on the focus limiter switch. The settings for each photo is below the photo.

This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography (except for this week when we are shooting non-macro) 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 and 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.

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo (except for this week when we are shooting non-macro with our macro lens)  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. Please pay them a visit a view their work.

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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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18 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 19-Broaden Your Scope

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  2. Mick Talbot says:

    Love your leaves, what is that fruit? My entry, balanced rocks.


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  6. macmsue says:

    Thanks for choosing my photo as the winner for last week. 🙂 I found this week’s challenge difficult and think I’d need to really work at it to be proficient using the macro lens for more general photography. Thanks for setting the challenge, love the vibrancy of your selection.


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  12. I love all the color in your shots Susan. Here’s mine for the week


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