Macro Moments Challenge #36

Congratulations to Khürt, a relatively new participant, for submitting the winning entry to Challenge #35.  Khürt’s beautiful photo is called Rue Anemone and he includes lots of information about his settings and taking the shot in his post.  Please visit Khürt at Island in the Net to see more of his beautiful work.  

rue anemone

An Announcement, Choosing the Challenge Theme:

It seems that we have better participation when there is a theme to the challenge, so the theme for this challenge is “Bokeh”.  I’m borrowing an idea from a Facebook group challenge that I participate in, “Self Taught Photographers”.  The winner gets to choose the next theme, so, Khürt, please send me your choice for our next theme.  

Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh is defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.  Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique, achieved with a large aperture (smaller f-stop),  to create images like the one below, with prominent out-of-focus regions.  It is very important to pinpoint your focus in order to achieve sharpness in the exact area that you want. 

Olympus 60mm macro lens, 1/320 sec, f4.0, ISO 200

This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other.  Please join in!  A new challenge begins on the first and third Wednesday of each month and I announce the winner from the previous challenge when I  post the new challenge. The winner’s photo will be used as the banner in the announcement for the next challenge, unless I am requested not to use it.  The winner will also get to choose the theme for the next challenge.

Here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro or close-up photo from this week or from your archives. 
  • Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments Challenge: # (insert the challenge #)”.
  • 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. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 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 to Challenge # 35.  Please pay them a visit to 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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16 Responses to Macro Moments Challenge #36

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  4. Hi Susan, thank you for honoring my photograph.


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  8. justpat1 says:

    Hi Susan – I think my pic is working now…..


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