I post this challenge every year because it always yields a bunch of really good frames, but also because Larry and I are big fans of cool macro photos.
So your photo challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to get out there and show me your best photo that is up close and personal of something (usually something small but not limited to just small things), be it a bug, mouse whiskers, an M&M, the veins of a leaf 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 ENCOURAGE you to shoot these challenges in the time frame that they are given, since the whole point of these challenges is to get people out there building on their photo skills, but I will of course begrudgingly accept photos that fit the theme that were taken earlier in the year.
Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : email@example.com
DEADLINE is Monday, August 3rd.
Here are a few of the “Stand-Outs” from years past, as well as a few shots from our Kitsap Sun archives. Again, while there are a lot of pics of bugs, you are not limited to that subject matter, it’s just a very popular subject when one thinks of breaking out the macro lens:
“Burton’s Fly” by Lea Bessler
“Caterpillar Pillar” by Eli Owens
“Taking A Nap” by Jack C. Harpel
“Fly in Disguise” by Eli Owens
“Picnic Beetle” by Misty Neff
“Hello There” by Stephanie Weir
“I See You” by Steve Swanson
“Summer Harvest” by Lea Bessler
“Little Green Bug From Mars” by Steve S.
“Chicken Bone Scraps” by James Ozburn
“Inside Time” by Faith Winters
“White Spider on a Flower by Solveig Dahl
“Light Up” by Cameron Teller
A ladybug scrambles across the blooms of a plant at Blueberry Park in Bremerton on Monday, July 11, 2011. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
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)
“Dragonfly” by Meegan M. Reid