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Macro - It's so small but looks so big and real! Submit a photo of something so small and detailed that it looks so big and real. Examples in my head are N scale model trains, hot wheel cars, etc.....' Also, something alive can look this way too; for example, a tiny spider. From the host of this challenge: I strive to bring challenges to the community that are not repeats of my previous challenges. I have strove, tried very hard, to offer challenges that are fresh, new, and unique to my past challenges. It has become more and more difficult to deliver new and fresh challenges that are not repeats of my past challenges, but I consider it a challenge to myself to offer new and fresh challenges to the community that aren't the simple repeats that other challenges often deliver. Who am I? I'm a 15 year U.S. Biology Teacher, with a master +30, and a U.S. Scientist (retired). I am an avid supporter of Pentax dslr camera(s) and lenses. View my photos at: http;//www.piziak.com. Email me directly at: michael@piziak.com
Starts: Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016
Processing rules: No restrictions
Capture date rule: No restrictions
Additional rules: Have fun! :) And about Macro Photography: There are *many* definitions of what a Macro photo is. What you think one is, perhaps someone else thinks something else is. For example, one definition of a macro photo is that the final print is larger than life - with this definition, you could take a selfie of your face and buy and place it on a road side billboard - then your face would be larger than life on the final print! So please consider this - as folks have commented on other people's entries in the past and said, "that is not a macro photo!" Read this article to further understand that there are many definitions of a Macro photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macro_photography Thus I prefer to no longer entertain complaints that something is not a macro - the voters do a good job at deciding.
My Best Photo of the Week Did you capture a wonderful photo this week, but there's no current and appropriate challenge to display it? Here is your opportunity to show it to us. Please remember that this is a family-friendly site, and enter photos appropriate for everyone to view. Make sure your entry is 1,600px MAXIMUM on its longer side. Note: Entrants who repeatedly enter oversize photos will not be invited to re-submit them. Get the size right the first time!
Starts: Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016
Processing rules: SIZE: Longer side of entry, MAXIMUM 1600 pixels. No glaringly obvious HDR or excessive post-processing. TITLE: Give your entry a title or name, not just a file number. NO personal watermarks, forms of identification, or personal website reference.
Capture date rule: Images must be shot after the announcement date of the challenge
Additional rules: Pictures must contain full EXIF data to verify the correct date of capture. Some software will strip EXIF data during the export stage, or if you 'save for the web' so check the relevant settings in your processing software. Photos accepted in last week's challenge cannot be entered again this week. Go out and shoot another masterpiece. Please participate in voting in the challenge, to counteract the negative, sandbag votes. Entrants who cheat by altering the capture date will be banned from 'My Photo of the Week' challenges. Entrants who cheat by sandbagging, vote manipulation, vote solicitation, or with multiple DPR accounts will be banned from my challenges.
Shades of Black in Nature Black is a very dramatic colour in nature's landscape. It is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light, and the opposite of white (the combined spectrum of colour or light). It is an achromatic colour, literally a colour without colour or hue. (Wikipedia). The colour black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery. This is a FULL COLOUR challenge, so definitely no black & white entries or desaturated pictures. Man-made structures should be minimal, no humans, domestic pets or birds deprived of their freedom. Macro and close-ups welcome. Size of entry: 1,600 pixels on its longer side.
Starts: Saturday, 13 Feb 2016
Processing rules: SIZE: Longer side of entry, MAXIMUM 1600 pixels. FULL COLOUR only. No black and white, sepia tones or de-saturation in your entry. No glaringly obvious HDR or extreme post-processing. TITLE: Give your entry a title or name, not just a file number. NO personal watermarks, forms of identification, or personal website reference.
Capture date rule: No restrictions
Additional rules: No photos which have won previous DPR challenges, please. Photos which have been entered in multiple challenges may be disqualified. Two (2) entries per person allowed, but each entry should be a different subject. PLEASE vote on other entries, to counteract the sandbaggers. MEMBERS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO VOTE IN CHALLENGES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Entrants who cheat by sandbagging, vote manipulation, vote solicitation or with multiple DPR accounts will be banned from my challenges.
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