Simple things that we love

Challenge series hosted by Yochi23. Challenges start on Mondays.
Simple things that we love .The beauty of Banality
Finished (23 challenges)
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 13th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Greater Sandhill Cranes
Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individuals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is a ubiquitous phenomenon, found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, the season of the year or for mating reasons] To be counted as a true...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 30th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: untitled-1-35
As the title says. Please show us a very closed look at the face of a wild animal. Not the whole body and not an animal far in the distance. The animal must take at least 70% of the frame. I am not going to measure the percentage or to D.Q. if it is only 65% but just to clarify the idea of the challenge.
22. Zebra (s)
Entries: 79
Winners announced: 23rd January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Brown eyed girl
One of the most photogenic and most photographed animal Pls show us your best capture of either one or more zebras. No restrictions just follow your imagination and photographic skills.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 16th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Embryo
A closer look at ONE BUD not an open flower. The bud must be the focus point of the frame. Preferably a Macro shot Be very creative but just basic P.P. Full colors only
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 9th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: joy
Petals of a flower have usually one color. Rose, red, white, yelloe etc. In this challenge please show us petals of ONE flower only but the petals should be in at least 2 colors. Not shades of same color but different colors. ONE flower only in a picture and the different colors should be on the petals and not on any other parts
Entries: 78
Winners announced: 19th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: DSCN3774
A very closed look of the inside part of a flower. Preferably a Macro shot. The focus should be on the Stigma and/or the Stamens and the petals should be the background.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 5th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Lilac-breasted Roller
There are so many beautiful birds in amazing colors. Not only parrots. Please try to show them in their natural environment.
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 28th November, 2011 GMT
Winner: DSC_0563-c
A very touching moment a new born suckling.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 17th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Rana arvalis...
Please show us interaction between two . It can be love, can be fight but only animals. Not human. Couples only!! Not 3 not 4 . Only two!!!
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 10th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Melbourne
Sometimes we see something in open air museum or just in the strees which is called ART but makes us wonder is it really art or is it again the story of "The Emperor New clothes" Please all contemporary art lovers don't start serious arguments. It's just fun
14. Shopping
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 3rd January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Christmas Shopping Germany
Shopping can be lots of fun or very annoying... Please show us your interpretation
Entries: 73
Winners announced: 27th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: The Straight Road Leads to...?
Sometimes we see something in art museum which makes us wonder is it really art or is it again the story of "The Emperor New clothes" Please all contemporary art lovers don't start serious arguments. It's just fun
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 20th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: Swizzlers
"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." Sir Winston Churchill
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 13th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: street
"A street artist is someone who creates and/or sells their art or craft in public for the pleasure of passers-by, usually tourists, in order to earn money. Some people use the term 'street artist' more broadly and also refer to people involved in busking, such as musicians who sing and/or play instruments, acrobats, jugglers, living statues." Wikipedia
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 6th December, 2010 GMT
Winner: multiple winners
Eating in the street from Food Stalls can be fun. You usually do it when travelling. Eating from Food Stalls means to me mixing with the local people, simple food and mainly lots of fun. Wikipedia - "Street food is food obtainable from a streetside vendor, often from a makeshift or portable stall. While some street foods are regional, many are not, having spread beyond their region of...
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 29th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Woo Hoo!!!
Show us your interpretation of this idiom. It can be anything from a pink flower, a beautiful smile to anything else which brings an optimistic point of view. Pink flower is obviously the easiest choice. Please try to bring something else too...
7. Cats
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 22nd November, 2010 GMT
Winner: no winner
What can be more banal than a picture of your beloved cat, or any other cat. Yet, it can be a good and interesting capture. Don't be afraid of banality. You can make it unique, special and sometimes very funny.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 15th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Bad Hair Day
PLEASE READ THE RULES!!! Many of the entries in my Bees challenge were disqualified as they were not bees. I am opening another challenge for ALL these little flying things .. Insects to be exact. Well most of them. Neither butterleis nor moths. Bees and Bumble bees won't be welcomed, they already had their very own challenge.... The insects SHOULD be on flowers and should be MACRO. ...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 8th November, 2010 GMT
Winner: Orange Tips
I love colors, I love butterflies. Show us your best and most colorful butterfly either on a colorful flower or on it's own. Should be Macro.
4. Bees
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 1st November, 2010 GMT
Winner: beedp
Bees are very photogenic specially when they are on a very colorful flower. Show us you best Macro picture of a bee on a colorful flower. It shoud be Macro
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 25th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Tower at Night
We all love taking pictures when travelling. Show us a picture you took from a famous landmark but with a twist. It should be something that everybody will recognize and will know where it was taken.
2. Books
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 18th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Some old books
I love reading, I love books, I love bookstores and love sniffing books. Please show us pictures of books, people reading books. libreries, bookstores and whatever comes to your mind in association with books.
1. Cute
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 11th October, 2010 GMT
Winner: Donkey
Often we see something and our first reaction is "It's sooo cute". If we have our camera with us we tend to capture this "thing" or moment but then we categorize it as banality. Some of these pictures can really make us happy when looking at them and for sure they'll make us smile. These are the pictures I am looking for. Don't be afraid of the adj. Banal