FRAMES: Photo Challenge #56: Macro/Close-Up Shots

We do this challenge every year because heck, we love macro shots in this photo department…plus quite a few of your were trying to pass insect photos off as “wildlife” a few challenges ago so….

Frames Challenge #56 Macro/Close-Up Shots

Get out there and show me your best photo that is up close and personal of something small, be it a bug, a mouse, an M&M etc.

If you don’t have a macro lens or a macro setting on your camera (usually denoted as a flower icon) never fear, just get as close as you can. Heck, even iPhones take really good closeups of tiny things. I’ll even accept photos of small/tiny things from earlier in the year, since we are running into the end of “cool bug photo” season.

Deadline for entries will be September 10th.


Rules and regulations will be posted at the end of this post. And as usual here are a few shots from my archives to get you thinking:

A lacewing clings to the petal of a Poppy in the Raab Park Children’s Garden in Poulsbo on Friday,  July 6, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A small mouse sits in the early morning sunshine in a gravel driveway in Brownsville on Tuesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A tussock moth caterpillar crawls along leaves in Brownsville on Tuesday. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

A ladybug scrambles across the blooms of a plant at Blueberry Park in Bremerton on Monday, July 11, 2011. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

Flowers are refracted in the rain drops collecting on the stem of another plant in Blueberry Park in Bremerton. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KISTAP SUN)

A tiny fly sits on the petals of a flower in Kingston on Wednesday, May 09, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

A ladybug climps up the petal of a sunflower in Bremerton’s Blueberry Park. (MEEGAN M. REID |  KITSAP SUN)




***To recap: Every week or so we will post a new photography “challenge” to help build on all of our current photography skills and to encourage everyone to get out and get shooting (cameras not guns). While we encourage you to shoot the challenge in the week that it is assigned, we will begrudgingly accept entries taken prior to the challenge assignment date.

When you’ve got your favorite shot, login to the Kitsap Sun Your Media Site (if you don’t already have a login, you can quickly set it one up) or click the “Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Entries” button over there on the right side of the page and upload your image to the Kitsap Frames Photo Challenge Channel (the channels run along the left hand side of the page, again if you can’t seem to get it into the channel just upload it normally and send me an email and we’ll move it).

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