A thing of Beauty
Challenge series hosted by swamynirmal. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; ......As a Skilled photographer freezes it,and records it forever. ......Just inspired by "KEATS"
Finished (88 challenges)
88. Switch Board
Winners announced: 7th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: Daytime Escapade
Switch Board- If it switch on your mood to take photos of it..then send those photos here..
87. Lovely Lollipops
Winners announced: 23rd September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Piggy Pops
Lollipops- Make them looking Beautiful with your photos
Winners announced: 15th July, 2015 GMT
Beautiful fingers + colorful threads + sparkling needles = Doing some knit work, yes I think these are more than enough to compose an abstract painting quality macro shot. Send that kind of photos here.
85. Beautiful Beard
Winners announced: 8th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Curly Beard
Send any kind of portrait photos of man/men..but the person/s must have Beautiful Beard and its structure or texture is to be highlighted rather than skin tones of face in that photos...
Winners announced: 24th June, 2015 GMT
Winner: DEEP PURPLE
Send any kind of photo of flower/s that is in purple color..
Winners announced: 3rd June, 2015 GMT
Winner: Hail To The Fallen
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.Send any kind of photo of One, Single Dry Leaf or a part of leaf that looks lovely, lively and beautiful.
82. Beautiful Bee.
Winners announced: 27th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: The Sleeping Beauty
Send any kind of photo of Bee. Any kind of Bee ( Any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species ) is accepted, but the PHOTO must BE Beautiful..Macro or any type.. but it must BE creatively artistic..
Winners announced: 20th May, 2015 GMT
Winner: Male Egret in breeding plumage
Send any kind of photo, that is highlighting a beautiful feather/s in its frame. ( Feather/s=The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds )
80. Aquarium Fish
Winners announced: 29th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: flame guppy
Beautiful Photos of aquarium fish are requested.
79. Beautiful Ties
Winners announced: 8th April, 2015 GMT
Winner: Summit meeting
Send any kind of photo of Beautiful Ties ( Neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn under a collar and tied in knot at the front ).
Winners announced: 11th March, 2015 GMT
Winner: 7410 Integrated Circuit, circa 1970's
Send any kind of photo of CHIP/CHIPS. No problem, what does it mean to you..If You think that it fits here, Just send..Just it must follow DPR Additional rules.
Winners announced: 4th March, 2015 GMT
Winner: GOING BANANAS
Banana...or.. Bananas ..In any way..Just make it beautiful..capture it ..& send here....not Bananas, only photos.
76. Beautiful Beans
Winners announced: 25th February, 2015 GMT
Winner: Pattern of Beans
Send any kind of photo of Beans that looks beautiful ( Any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminaseae used for food ).The beans may be any type.
75. The Lotus Pond
Winners announced: 18th February, 2015 GMT
Winner: Pride of the Pond
Send photos of any Pond that has full of Lotuses in it.
74. Cactus flower
Winners announced: 11th February, 2015 GMT
Winner: no winner
Send any kind of photos of any CACTUS FLOWER.( Cactus:Any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines)
73. Cute Kitten
Winners announced: 4th February, 2015 GMT
Winner: First contact with birds
Send any kind of photos of Kitten ( the young ones of domestic Cats) that looks cute.
Winners announced: 21st January, 2015 GMT
Winner: Yellow Chrysanthemum flower amongst daisy bi coloured Chrysanthemums
Send any kind of photos of Chrysanthemum Flower.
71. Beautiful Calves
Winners announced: 7th January, 2015 GMT
Winner: Hippo Calf-2178
Send any kind of photo of Beautiful Calves .
Winners announced: 24th December, 2014 GMT
Winner: Autumn Stream
Send any kind of photos of a small River ( Rivulets).
69. Straw Berries.
Winners announced: 3rd December, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
Send any kind of photos of Straw Berry Fruit.
68. Smoke Figures
Winners announced: 19th November, 2014 GMT
Send any kind of photos that figure out Beautiful structures/patterns from any kind of smokes.
67. Candle Holders
Winners announced: 5th November, 2014 GMT
Winner: Candle lamp
Send photoes of Beautiful candle holders.
Winners announced: 29th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Sand Swords
Beautiful sand patterns will be formed naturally when the sand is leveled by water with its huge waves like in beaches and at river banks. If you have that kind of photoes, Send here.Please don't send sand patterns of Deserts.
Winners announced: 22nd October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Rabbit Bush & Ripples
Photos of Beautiful Sand patterns of Deserts may be sent. According to some noble men “It’s human ( specially photographers) nature to find patterns where there are none and to find skill where luck is a more likely explanation.” and “Humans( specially photographers ) are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.”
Winners announced: 15th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: buttons of a building
Send any kind of photos of Beautiful Antique Nameplates.The Nameplates may be made of any kind of material, But they must be very old or antique.
Winners announced: 8th October, 2014 GMT
Winner: Floating Beauty
Send macro photoes of Stamens of any flower.
Winners announced: 24th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
Send the photoes of Saxophone(s).
Winners announced: 17th September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Just Fine for Wine
Send photos of beautiful Goblets (A drinking glass with a base and stem)
60. The Beauty.
Winners announced: 3rd September, 2014 GMT
Winner: Milky Way Explosion
The Beauty, Define yourself with your camera. Any thing, you think that it is Beautifu, photograph it and send here. Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. Greetings to all photographic( & DPR ) community on behalf of " World Photography Day".
Winners announced: 27th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
Send any photo relating to Harees.Making, preperation,presenting, serving or any thing is accepted but it must be in a great way to emphasize/symbolicise the speciality ( holiness of the islamic tradition )of it. Harees or harissa (Arabic: هريس) is a Middle Eastern dish of boiled, cracked, or coarsely-ground wheat and meat or chicken. Its consistency varies between a porridge and a dumpling....
Winners announced: 13th August, 2014 GMT
Arrange Eggs in any manner, photograph them and send. Broken eggs, Parts of Boiled egg are also OK.
Winners announced: 6th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Deep yellow
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. ...............Rumi. Send any Beautiful photo, that glorifies the Beauty of the rose.
Winners announced: 23rd July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Bear Paddington
Send the photos of Teddy bears.
Winners announced: 16th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: We're here to save the Queen
Send photos of any chessmen(Chess pieces). Any type of photo is accepted , but it must focus on a Chessmen.The Chessmen may be on board , in a box or placed anywhere.
54. Pen Stands.
Winners announced: 9th July, 2014 GMT
Winner: Monkey Pen Stand
Send photos of any type of Pen Stands.
Winners announced: 25th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Portrait au rideau
Photoes of Curtains( Drapery), in any form, any shape, anywhere but they must look like some abstract painting.
Winners announced: 18th June, 2014 GMT
Winner: Divine Love
A Thing Of Beauty- Mother's Love-Define your self.
51. Ice Creams
Winners announced: 11th June, 2014 GMT
Send the Photograph of any kind of Ice Cream( Cup, Cone Bar or any other type).
Winners announced: 4th June, 2014 GMT
Photoes fo Candles are invited.
Winners announced: 28th May, 2014 GMT
Send any photo of Lanterns
Winners announced: 21st May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Japanese female portrait with umbrella
Send photoes of Any Umbrella. It may be closed or opened. Summer or Rainy season.Children playing with them also OK.
47. Rooftop Garden
Winners announced: 14th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Hanoi Style
Send any type photoes of a Rooftop Garden.
Winners announced: 7th May, 2014 GMT
Winner: Big Bites
Send Macro shot photoes of Ant/Ants.
Winners announced: 30th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Catherine The Great's Throne Room
Send any photo of Throne.(Throne-The chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.)
Winners announced: 16th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Maple leaves in spring
Send photoes of any Leaf Buds. Macro shots of leaf Buds are welcomed.
Winners announced: 9th April, 2014 GMT
Winner: Beak. Full
Photoes of any Bird's Beaks are ok.
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2014 GMT
Any photo of various shapes/formations of clouds.
Winners announced: 26th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: no winner
Photoes of Bird/Birds in th nest are accepted.
40. Designer Pens
Winners announced: 19th March, 2014 GMT
Any photo of Beautiful designer pens( or any special Pens ) are invited.
Winners announced: 12th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: Dutch Landscape
Photoes of windmills are invited
38. Tea Cups
Winners announced: 5th March, 2014 GMT
Winner: two for tea
Somewhere heard that,Tea is a cup of life. But some times A Tea Cup is more inspiring than Tea. If you have ever seen that kind of beautiful teacups photgraph them and send.
Winners announced: 26th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: A Different Perspective
Photoes of peacocks are invited
Winners announced: 19th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Jackson from Big Island
Photoes of chamaeleons are invited.
Winners announced: 12th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: Agapanthus Buds
All our progress is an unfolding, like the flower bud...But very few people know how to follow it..God opens millions of flowers, without forcing the buds. It reminds us not to force anything, for things happen in the right time.. So if you, any time photographed the Blooming Buds in its earliest stage, send those photos here.
34. The Brush
Winners announced: 5th February, 2014 GMT
Winner: The Sable Fan
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush, But we have our tools..lenses/cameras.So with our tools photograph any painting Brush or Brushes more artistical than any painters think and send here as your entry. Only painting brushes please. they may be new, old or the brush holding with any colour is OK. Brushes dipped in colours, pressing on palette, or painting on is OK ,...
Winners announced: 29th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Nail that haunt
Photoes of the beautiful nails ( Finger nails of Human beings only ) are invited. Any photo having finger nails highlighted is Ok. B&W ok. Cutting,Trimming, or Painting nails is ok. Pinching with nails or Biting nails is also ok. Holding any object with fingers for highlighting nails is also Ok.
32. Beautiful Eyes
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2014 GMT
Winner: beautiful blue eye
Send the photoes of Beautiful eyes. Only Eyes, Not full face.The face should not be able to identify.Macros of single Eye is Ok. B&w or Colour.
Winners announced: 15th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Christmas on the Farm
Send any photos relating to Christmas Celebrations.
30. Perfume Bottles
Winners announced: 8th January, 2014 GMT
Winner: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme
Photographs of any Perfume or Scent bottles are invited. Single or many bottles, Colour or B&W are also OK. Photoes of a Small part of any perfume bottle showing it's texture or showing reflections on it, are also OK.
Winners announced: 1st January, 2014 GMT
Photoes of any women's/Girl's Hands with Beautiful Bangles are welcomed here.Full Colours Only. One hand, two hands or any number of hands may be included in the photo but they must all be worned Bangles and only the Beauty of the bangles is to be emphasized.
28. Water Falls
Winners announced: 25th December, 2013 GMT
Floods of humanity, lakes of peace , rivers of gold and cascading waterfalls of crystals...Any one agree that they may be beautiful to imagine.... But they can be made realize by Creative cameramen....I accept any images of waterfalls here.
Winners announced: 18th December, 2013 GMT
Winner: Arch Lightning
Any type of natural rock formations that shows us the Beauty of the Nature.
Winners announced: 11th December, 2013 GMT
Any Bonsai Plant. The whole plant may be photographed with its Pot /Container. Any one working with it, or holding it is also Ok. Name of the tree/plant may be watermarked in any corner.
Winners announced: 4th December, 2013 GMT
A thing of Beauty-Just Define your self. Words cannot define the beauty exactly, But pictures can. So try to show us what is beautiful thing in the world.
Winners announced: 27th November, 2013 GMT
Any Wooden Carved Item.
Winners announced: 20th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania
Any Indoor Garden.
Winners announced: 13th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: Natural History Museum
Beautiful Interiors-Any interior part of a room, Without any human beings is to be photographed. Pets are allowed in the scene but they must not be highlighted. Any type of Lighting may be used.
21. Butter flies
Winners announced: 6th November, 2013 GMT
Winner: too close for comfort
Any picture of Butter flies.
Winners announced: 30th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: some glasses in a row
Any Mobile wallpaper, you think that it is Beautiful
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Shanghai Skyline
Any Desktop Wallpaper, you think that it is Beautiful
Winners announced: 16th October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Topography of wood decay
Any Texture, you think that it is Beautiful.
17. The Hairdo
Winners announced: 9th October, 2013 GMT
HAIRDO-Hairdo, or haircut refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp. The hair is the richest ornament of any women. The beauty of a woman enhances as the way she combs her hair. Send any photo of attractive hair styles of woman. The photo must be taken from back,top or just a little left or right from back side only. Face shoud not be visible more tha 25%. A small...
16. The Sun
Winners announced: 2nd October, 2013 GMT
Winner: Putting On A Show
The Sun. The Sun is the primary energy source of our ecosystem.The Sun is the main LIGHT SOURCE , and it is true to our photographers too. So using this free light source SUN, Photograph Any kind of scene and send us. The only one condition is,The Sun must be in it's frame.
Winners announced: 25th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Tulip Festival in Ottawa
Any two kinds of flowers, arrange as enticing each other's beauty.
Winners announced: 18th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Honey Dipper
Any sweets are feast to mouth only, But If you want them to make feast to our eyes then get ready. Get any kind of mouth lavishing sweet, photograph them and send. Wanted full of colours but, if you dare to win send B&W. Allowed three ( 3 ) entries for each photographer.
13. The Snails.
Winners announced: 11th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Up Close & Personal
Time sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a snail....But, Now It is the time to Catch the Pace of the Snail.... Take any type of photo of the Snail and send.
Winners announced: 4th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Passion Fruit
Take Any Kind of fruit, Cut it into two parts and photograph them artistically..The two parts may be equal or not..Catch the beauty of the Fruit-Sections & pattern of the Seeds with their original colours with any type of creative lighting .
11. Ear Ornaments
Winners announced: 28th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Maasai Woman Ear Ornaments
Something used to beautify the Ears-Any kind of ear ornament is to be photographed. No problem, Whether it is worn or not. Single Ear ornament in combination with any other items like jewellary/flowers is also OK, But major part of the photo shoud be ear ornament.
10. The Coins
Winners announced: 21st August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Mirror Reflection Euro Coins.
The Coins. Coins can be used as a creative medium of expression also. So arrange one or two( few ) coins of different denomination, which are in running circulation only , in combination with any other small items and show them creatively. If two entries are sent, please see that they must be different coins.
9. The Moon
Winners announced: 14th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Real Supermoon 2013
Any kind of scene, The Moon must be in it's frame.The Moon may be full,half,crescent,eclypsed, semi clouded or half hidden but not fully hidden. Because-“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ― Buddha
8. The Kites
Winners announced: 7th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: no winner
Kites in the sky , Children playing with kites or making/selling kites.
7. The Fish
Winners announced: 31st July, 2013 GMT
Winner: can flying be more pleasant?
The Fish-Lively fish enjoying in water is wanted. Any kind of fish is Ok. But, It must not be a killed/caught one.The fish must be free in water. Aquarium fish or fish in any beautiful glass vessel or bowl is also Ok.
6. The Smile.
Winners announced: 24th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: The One and Only - Hanka
The Smile of Innocence-Visualize the smile of infant babies. Closeups are preferred. B&W ok. Parents, Grand parents or any others making their beloved to smile is OK, but the infants smile should be emphasized.
5. The Rain
Winners announced: 17th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Late Spring Storm
Just Show us the Beauty of the Rain.
Winners announced: 10th July, 2013 GMT
Winner: Red Campion Wild Flower seen through a water droplet.
Small wild flowers which are not famous or not regularly used are to be photographed. No need to identify them with their names. Any colour. Single flowers or in a bunch.
Winners announced: 3rd July, 2013 GMT
The beautiful,Colourful Conchs small are big,one or many,are to be photographed.Macro shots of Conch shells are Ok. Carved , designed ,decorated conch shells as any ornamental are Ok.
2. Green valley
Winners announced: 26th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Langdale Valley, Lake District, UK
A land scape photo of any Valley place with full of greens wanted.
1. Little birds
Winners announced: 19th June, 2013 GMT
Winner: Rufous Male
Small , little birds with beautiful colours.
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- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
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- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
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- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
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