Macro

Challenge series hosted by Michael Piziak. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Macro photography
Open for submissions (1 challenge)
Entries: 17
Voting starts: 4th May, 2016 GMT
Submit a macro photo of something that in or under water. 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 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,...
Open for voting (1 challenge)
Entries: 39
Votes: 677
Winners announced: 4th May, 2016 GMT
Submit a macro photo of small machinery or simple machine(s) in Science. 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 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...
Finished (86 challenges)
Entries: 68
Winners announced: 27th April, 2016 GMT
Winner: Following the red path
Submit a macro photo of something where most of the photograph is dark. 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 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 20th April, 2016 GMT
Winner: Lunch
Submit a macro photo of something related to the sense of taste. 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 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...
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 13th April, 2016 GMT
Winner: Snake Tongue
Submit a macro photo of something that portrays smell. 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 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...
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 6th April, 2016 GMT
Winner: Fear of hights...!
Submit a macro photo of something that portrays feeling(s). 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 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,...
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 30th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Poem of weightless air-flowering
Submit a macro photo of something related to Poetry. 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 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...
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 23rd March, 2016 GMT
Winner: New Orleans Street Musician
Submit a photo of something that has anything to do with music. 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 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...
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 16th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: match on fire
Submit a photo of something that has Earth, Wind, & Fire in it. Wind is invisible, but the wind's effects can be displayed (like a blown leaf in the air). 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 to offer challenges that are fresh, new, and unique to my past challenges. It has become more and...
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 9th March, 2016 GMT
Winner: Fire & Ice Cube
Submit a photo of something that has Fire & Ice in it. 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 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 2nd March, 2016 GMT
Winner: flower reflection
Submit a photo of something that has a little water in it. Just a drop of water in the photo is fine - just make sure a little water (or even a lot of water) is in the photo somewhere. 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 24th February, 2016 GMT
Winner: Venezuelan Jumping Spider (1cm)
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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 17th February, 2016 GMT
Winner: SPIRAL IN COLOURS
Submit a photo that has at least 5 of the 7 basic colours as is taught in Science. That would be our good old friend ROY G. BIV - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 10th February, 2016 GMT
Winner: PRICKLY SUBJECT
Submit a photo of something either living or non-living that has a sharp point. 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...
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2016 GMT
Winner: Frozen soap bubble just before sunset
Submit a Macro photo taken during the Golden Hour/Magic Hour. This is especially challenging for the macro photographer. If you are new to this concept, please read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_hour_%28photography%29 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 27th January, 2016 GMT
Winner: c o g s
Submit a macro photo of a subject that is smooth but at the same time it has a rough edge. 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 20th January, 2016 GMT
Winner: Break ranks
Submit a macro photo of a subject that has a hole in it. 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 13th January, 2016 GMT
Winner: autumn refractions
Submit a macro photo of a subject that gives off or reflects light - either natural or man made. 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 6th January, 2016 GMT
Winner: Fibonacci Forest
Submit a photo that has curves in it. 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...
Entries: 68
Winners announced: 30th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Concerned
Submit a photo that is a macro black and white image only. 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...
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 23rd December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Eye Spy
Submit a macro photo of a woman's eye. 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,...
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 16th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Hairy my name
Submit a macro photo of something that is shaggy. Definition of shaggy is at: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shaggy 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...
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 9th December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Heads or tails
Submit a photo of any object small enough to place on top of a coin - object and coin need to be visible. 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 2nd December, 2015 GMT
Winner: Ants
Submit a macro photo of a subject that you just came across randomly. From the author 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 25th November, 2015 GMT
Winner: wicker
Submit a photo of anything that has a rough surface. From the author 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...
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 18th November, 2015 GMT
Winner: Burnt Matchstick
Submit a macro photo of something burnt to a crisp or something on it burnt to a crisp (like black charcoal on a pipe). From the author 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...
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 11th November, 2015 GMT
Winner: Old Rose
Submit a photo of something decaying in nature My inspiration for this challenge is as I ride my dirt bike through the Fall trails, a few times I smell the smell of decay of life that was once alive in the spring and summer, but now is dead - be it Plant, Animal, Fungi, or other once living organisms in the Biological Life Kingdom. From the author of this challenge: I strive to bring...
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 4th November, 2015 GMT
Winner: Steel Spiral in B&W
Submit a photo that is hard to tell what it use to be. This challenge is inspired by me placing .22 long rifle bullets on the train tracks and the result(s) were beautiful - everyone I asked what it was said it was jewelry with brass or gold on one side and grey lead plated on the end ok, so what I did may not be legal, so it's up to your morals to keep your photo legal - LOL From the...
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 14th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: MICROLIFE
Submit a Macro photo showing that some small life-form had been there, but it is not there anymore. Examples I just thought up: It could be miniature footprints from an insect/spider/bug, but the organism has left the scene of the crime - LOL. Or maybe, a spider web where you just can't see or find a spider there anymore. And it doesn't have to be in the animal kingdom, it can be a...
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 7th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: IMG_5982
Submit a macro photo of a bubble or bubbles. Refer to this defination from dictionary.com of what a bubble(s) is: bubble [buhb-uh l] Spell Syllables Examples Word Origin noun 1. a nearly spherical body of gas contained in a liquid. 2. a small globule of gas in a thin liquid envelope. 3. a globule of air or gas, or a globular vacuum, contained in a solid. 4. anything that...
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 30th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Heart-warming
Submit a macro photo of something small that is actually so hot that it glows red (or orange). Dictionary definition: red-hot adjective 1. (of a substance) so hot as to glow red. "red-hot coals" We won't use the other definitions of red hot (like something stolen or a really hot girl) - LOL Please private message me your complaints. I do not visit the Challenge forum very often,...
Entries: 67
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Matches
Submit a macro photo of something that stacks. Definition: Stacks - a more or less orderly pile or heap.
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 16th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Hoarfrost
Submit a macro photo of an object that is very cold and has frost on it or the subject is frozen or has frozen ice attached to it. 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...
Entries: 33
Winners announced: 9th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Green bottle
Submit a photo of a macro image that you have taken multiple photos of and/or used a raster graphics editor program to bring all the stacked photos together with a raster graphics editor such as Gimp or Photoshop. From the author of this challenges: I strive to bring challenges to the community that are not repeats of my previous challenges. I have strove, tried very hard, to offer...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 26th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: bug
Submit a macro photo of something the size of 1 inch squared (1 inch x 1 inch). The object can be smaller, but not larger.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 19th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: RayBan Polka
Submit a macro photo of something that is perforated. Definition: Perforated - pierced with a hole or holes
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 12th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Bug Macro
Submit a Macro photo connected to Summertime
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 29th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Lady of the Lake
Submit a macro photo of an object that has patina.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 22nd July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Pulstar
Take a fresh look at ordinary object(s) around your home. Submit a macro photo.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 15th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Submit a macro photo of tissue(s).
Entries: 36
Winners announced: 24th June, 2015 GMT
Winner: Foils reflections
Take a macro photograph that has Aluminum Foil or other type of Foil in it.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 27th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Submit a macro photo related to sewing.
Entries: 63
Winners announced: 20th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: Pixels
Submit a macro photo of technology.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 29th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: jaws
Submit a macro photo of a part of an animal.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 22nd April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Jag
Submit a photograph of a detailed part of an automobile.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 15th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Three pea
Submit a macro photo of fruit and/or vegetables.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 8th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Feathers
Submit a macro photograph of a feather or feathers.
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 1st April, 2015 GMT
Winner: FORKS AND SPOONS
Cutlery - Knives, forks, spoons, etc...
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 11th March, 2015 GMT
Winner: Product of the Fall
Submit a macro photo of something damaged or broken.
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 4th March, 2015 GMT
Winner: Chocolate
Submit a macro photo that users can guess what it is in the comments section under the photo. Photographers, please don't include what the item is in the title or before voting has ended.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 25th February, 2015 GMT
Winner: my bubble gum
Submit a macro photo of something sticky.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 18th February, 2015 GMT
Winner: Snowflake
Submit a macro photograph of something shiny.
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 4th February, 2015 GMT
Winner: RED HOT
Submit a macro photograph of something hot.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 28th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: How Does Nature Do These Things?
Submit a macro photograph of something frozen.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 14th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: sands of time
Submit a macro photo of grain(s). For example, grain(s) of rice, grain(s) of sand, or grain(s) of wheat.
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 7th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: 20th Century Limited
Submit a macro photo of a toy train or model train.
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 31st December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Colored skeleton
Submit a macro photo of an object that is wet.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 24th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Beach Bus
Submit a macro photo of a toy car or part of a toy car.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 17th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Pocket Watch
Submit a macro photo of a machine or part of a machine.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 10th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Wild rose, morning frosts
Submit a photo of Autumn Seeds on a Bush.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 3rd December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Single Drop Canna
Submit a photo of a droplet or drops of water.
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 12th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Old Pipe
Submit a macro image of a pipe used for smoking. Smoke isn't required in the image.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 5th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Hand&Chess
Submit a macro image of board game piece(s).
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 22nd October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Spidy
Macro - Action Figure(s)
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 10th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Eye of a Deadly Viper!
Reptile(s) photo.
Entries: 52
Winners announced: 6th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Macro - Amphibian
Submit a photo of an Amphibian or Amphibians
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 30th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Crystals within an Agate Slice
Submit a photograph of crystal(s).
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Jurassic ring
A macro photo of jewelry
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 16th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: reflected seed 5624
Submit a macro photo of seed(s), nut(s), or bean(s).
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 9th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Young Owl
Take a macro photo of any animals eye(s). Humans are mammals, so that is acceptable too. If you don't have a macro lens, close-up and/or cropped photos are acceptable.
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 2nd July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Drop Collision
Enter a macro photo of water. If you don't have a macro lens, a closeup cropped image is acceptable.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 25th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Jumper Reflection
Submit a macro photo of reflection(s) and/or shadow(s).
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 18th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Siamese twins
Macro photo of Fungi
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 11th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
A macro photo of Plant(s)
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 4th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Damselfly
Take a macro photograph of Arthropod(s).
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 28th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Beauty by Repeat
Take a macro photo of a repeating pattern. If you don't have a macro lens, a closeup cropped image is acceptable.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 21st May, 2014 GMT
Winner: seashell macro
Take a macro photo of seashell(s). If you don't have a macro lens, a closeup cropped image is acceptable.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 14th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Granddad's Nail Box
Take a macro photo of something that is old and made by man
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 7th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Railroad Watch
Submit a macro photo of something metal.
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 30th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Crusty
Take a macro photo of rust or corrosion.
Entries: 30
Winners announced: 23rd April, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Great Dictators
Take a macro photo of stamp(s). If you don't have a macro lens, a closeup cropped image is acceptable.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 16th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Needle and Threads
Take a macro photo of cloth, fabric, thread or fiber. If you don't have a macro lens, a closeup and/or cropped photo is acceptable.
Entries: 72
Winners announced: 9th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Glass Table
Take a macro photo of glass. If you do not have a macro lens, a closeup cropped image is acceptable.
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2014 GMT
Winner: rocks
Submit a macro photo of a rock, mineral, gem, stone, or ore. If you don't have a macro lens, a close up and/or cropped photo is ok.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 26th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Knots & Lumps
Take a macro photo of wood or any object made of wood. If you don't have a macro lens, a close-up cropped image is acceptable.
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 19th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Worth it's salt
Take a macro photo of a single coin, token, scrip(t) or similar metal or plastic object used as money or instead of money. If you don't have a macro lens, a close-up and/or cropped image is acceptable.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 12th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: untitled-
Take a macro photo of any subject that has vivid colours. If you don't have a macro lens, close-up and/or cropped photos are acceptable.
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 5th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
Take a macro photo of a toy or portion of a toy. Models are acceptable also. If you don't have a Macro lens, close-up and/or cropped photos are acceptable.