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Old 09-24-2013, 02:14 AM
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From the Piggy Photography Contest Week 4

I'm so excited to have this new, fantastic Photography Challenge join our annual Next Designer Contest & Layout Artist Contest. Please note: you can join all three.

Our Photography Challenge follows the same time frame as the NDC & LOA. All challenges will be posted 6:00 a.m. EST Monday and due by 23:59 EST per the scheduled dates:
Note: The Grand Prize Winner is determined by a random drawing of participants in all four weeks. You do not need to win, merely submit an entry each of the four weeks, to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing on September 30. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the MCP Four Seasons™ Photoshop Actions (or elements version).

Week 4: Photography Challenge!
The winner this week receives Jodi Friedman's fantabulous MCP Spring Splendor™ Photoshop Actions (or elements version).

Your challenge is to shoot a macro-themed Fresh & New photograph. Please include your camera settings and/or editing techniques in the description under your photo.
  • Photo must be on theme: “Fresh & New”.
  • Photo must be a macro.
  • You must have only ONE image in your submission. No collages.
  • One submission per member.
  • This must be your original photo.
  • This can be a recent photo or an older photo.
  • This cannot be a previous contest submission, whether on our site or any other site or place.
  • All submission must be posted in the Photography Contest 2013 gallery by September 28 at 23:59 EST.
  • Site affiliates (CT, Designer & Admin Team) cannot win prizes, however, they can participate.
  • One winner will win: MCP Spring Splendor™ Photoshop Actions (or elements version)
  • Winner will be announced Monday, September 30.
You can read more about macro photography on Jodi's blog: Good luck!
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:22 AM
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Fabulous! I love macro. We are driving home to Michigan and I took some awesome macro shots of some flowers at one of the rest stops. What amazes me is I took them with daughter's phone!!! They are better than what I could have done with my camera!
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:49 AM
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I love macro too--I really wish I had a real macro lens.

It must be early because I got a kick out of finding a fresh and new photograph that can be recent or old.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:11 PM
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Love this man, has tricks for everything!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVYtgJi2rLc


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I love macro too--I really wish I had a real macro lens.

It must be early because I got a kick out of finding a fresh and new photograph that can be recent or old.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:20 PM
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I love macro too--I really wish I had a real macro lens.

It must be early because I got a kick out of finding a fresh and new photograph that can be recent or old.

Snicker, Snicker me too!
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:24 PM
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Think I'm in for this week. I have a whole series I took in the spring at the lake.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:36 PM
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The only Macro lens I have is for underwater so here is one of my favorite subjects- Christmas tree worms! They are so tiny and cute, and they don't swim away from you like the fish do! This was taken off the coast of Roatan, Honduras in about 30 feet of water.

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:20 PM
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That is fascinating. Unfortunately, at the moment, I only have a point and shoot camera. I'm hoping to get something else for Christmas.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVYtgJi2rLc
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:44 AM
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This was taken with my point and shoot.




I used unsharp mask to make it a little crisper.
Panasonic DMC FH20
Shutter Speed: 1/250
F-Stop: f/3.3
Aperture Value: f/3.3
ISO: 80
Focal Length: 5.0 mm
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:56 AM
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Macro is just an up close and personal shot correct?
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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This is correct. You can get amazing shots with a Macro lens, of course, but you can also get them with a regular camera, a little skill & lots of patience.

I once had a macro lens. Dane used it as a musical instrument several years ago. Sigh.



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Old 09-25-2013, 01:41 PM
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By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater.However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size. (Wikipedia)

You can take macro photos with any camera or lens.

I love taking macros, that's part of my job. LOL

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:02 PM
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Here is my macro photograph. I don't know how new the berries are, but I always think of dew as being fresh.

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Old 09-25-2013, 09:51 PM
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Here is my entry for this week. It is a macro with a regular lens. A police car moth waiting for a mate. All dressed up in pollen. I all ways think of dressing up for a date as making me feel fresh and new!

Camera: NIKON D90
F-stop f/5.6
Exposure: E 1/30 sec.
Speed: ISO 200

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:42 AM
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Here are some tiny little mushrooms. They can be about 1-2 days old, still newborn. Hope they are fresh enough!
When I opened the picture on my laptop, recognized the little fly. Didn't even know it was there, it is so tiny!


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Old 09-26-2013, 12:40 PM
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My photo for the challenge...a bee gathering fresh pollen from the flower


Camera: Olympus SP800UZ
f 4
exposure 1/100
ISO 50
focal length 25 mm

I used the MCP Mini Fusion Action on my photo
I also used the Unsharp Mask in PSE 10 on the photo
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:25 AM
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I have a great mushroom phot but couldn't find it.
Your's is still way better though.
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Here's my photo for week 4
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:26 AM
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Default Re: Photography Contest Week 4

I tried all week to get a new macro shot, but since we have no flowers in our garden, it was hard to find something interesting to shoot. The dew shots, just didn't work for me either. So here's mine:


Taken May 29, 2013
The kids and I found this eggshell on the sidewalk. We were hoping it was a fresh and new little robin?! The other half of the eggshell was stepped on; since it didn't have any bird goo, we assume it hatched. We carried this part of the egg shell back to our house and I took some photos. I liked this photo because you could see the sharp edges on the back half of the egg contrasting with the mulch, but the front edges are not quite in focus.

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ISO 640
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1/80
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:13 AM
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These are fantastic photos. I have enjoyed looking at them over and over in the gallery. Thanks everyone for sharing them.
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