Macro Moments Challenge: Week 22

Congratulations to Nora of for last week’s winning entry of a lovely rose blooming in December  Please pay Nora a visit to view more of her work.


Shot with a Lensbaby macro, 160/sec, ISO 400

Instructions for participating in the challenge are found at the end of this post.

Qualifying for the Challenge

I still struggle to understand the difference between true macro and close-up photography.  Macro photography has a magnification ratio of 1:1, meaning that it is depicted on the digital sensor in it’s actual size.  I shot this penny with my macro lens set to 1:1.



Shot with my Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens, 1/125 sec, f11, ISO 200, 60mm

 Close up photography means  photographing your subject at close range so that the subject fills the frame.  Close-up photography is not always true macro photography. This great photo, submitted last week by xingfunmama of is a close-up, but not true macro. 


If you visit this week’s entries which are listed below, you will see that some, but not all, fit the description of macro or close-up.  Both macro and close-up meet the criteria for the Macro Moments Challenge, but  a nice photo whose subject(s) do not come close to filling the frame does not.

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 and used as the banner in the announcement for the next week’s challenge, unless I am requested not to use it. 

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo from this 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:

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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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