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  1. JUNE Featured Artwork Challenge

    JUNE Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of *JUNE…

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  2. Top Ten Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    Top Ten Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    Time to freshen up the Top Ten Banner for Closeups in Nature. *Image MUST have the words: “…

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  1. Member's Choice CO-Challenge - RAPTORS OR GRASSHOPPER/CRICKETS

    Member's Choice CO-Challenge - RAPTORS OR GRASSHOPPER/CRICKETS

    This time around we had 2 winners – For ease of moderation, I have launched the winner’s two to…

    Closed 8 days ago

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  2. MAY Featured Artwork Challenge

    MAY Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of MAY 2…

    Closed 11 days ago

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  3. Your Best Insect Image

    Your Best Insect Image

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of any insect

    Closed 16 days ago

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  4. TIGERS

    TIGERS

    Your best image of a tiger.

    Closed 22 days ago

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  5. Member's Choice CO-Challenge - Kingfishers or Close up of a subject witha  green background

    Member's Choice CO-Challenge - Kingfishers or Close up of a subject witha green…

    This time around we had 2 winners - For ease of moderation, I have launched the winner's two to…

    Closed about 1 month ago

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  6. APRIL Featured Artwork Challenge

    APRIL Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of APRIL…

    Closed about 1 month ago

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  7. Scary Creatures

    Scary Creatures

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of a scary subject

    Closed about 1 month ago

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  8. Member's Choice Challenge - FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (Birds of Prey in flight)

    Member's Choice Challenge - FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (Birds of Prey in flight)

    An image of BIRDS OF PREY in flight.

    Closed about 1 month ago

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  9. Member's Choice Challenge - TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THEN ONE

    Member's Choice Challenge - TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THEN ONE

    An image of any two mammals (allowed in the group) with just their heads (to the shoulders only…

    Closed 2 months ago

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  10. MARCH Featured Artwork Challenge

    MARCH Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of MARCH…

    Closed 3 months ago

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  11. Hummingbirds

    Hummingbirds

    A quick challenge to showcase some of our finest hummingbird images

    Closed 3 months ago

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  12. Member's Choice Challenge - LIFE INSIDE A WATER DROP

    Member's Choice Challenge - LIFE INSIDE A WATER DROP

    Our recent winner has chosen LIFE INSIDE A WATER DROP as the next theme of the challenge.

    Closed 3 months ago

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  13. FEBRUARY Feature Challenge

    FEBRUARY Feature Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of FEBRU…

    Closed 3 months ago

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  14. Member's Choice Challenge - Spring Flowers

    Member's Choice Challenge - Spring Flowers

    Our recent winner has chosen SPRING FLOWERS as the next theme of the challenge.

    Closed 4 months ago

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  15. JANUARY Feature Challenge

    JANUARY Feature Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of JANUA…

    Closed 4 months ago

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  16. Member's Choice CHallenge - COUPLES

    Member's Choice CHallenge - COUPLES

    In honour of Valentines Day, this challenge is to showcase "couples". Can be two close-ups of …

    Closed 4 months ago

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  17. 2013 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    2013 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    *This challenge is to award the best capture of the year as voted by you. The eligible entrants…

    Closed 4 months ago

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  18. New Year, New Challenge Winner Banner

    New Year, New Challenge Winner Banner

    Its time to change the Challenge Winner Banner for Closeups in Nature. Image MUST have the w…

    Closed 4 months ago

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  19. New Year, New FEATURED Banner

    New Year, New FEATURED Banner

    It’s time again for a new “FEATURED IN CLOSE UPS” Banner. Please submit your favourite CLOSEUP …

    Closed 5 months ago

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  20. Big\Cute Ears or Winter Wildlife - Members Subject Challenge

    Big\Cute Ears or Winter Wildlife - Members Subject Challenge

    IMPORTANT: This is a dual subject challenge because we had two winners of the previous members …

    Closed 5 months ago

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  21. December Feature Challenge

    December Feature Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of DEC…

    Closed 5 months ago

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  22. November Features Challenge

    November Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of NOV…

    Closed 7 months ago

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  23. Canidae - Members Subject Challenge

    Canidae - Members Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of wild) dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes, d…

    Closed 7 months ago

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  24. October Features Challenge

    October Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of OCT…

    Closed 8 months ago

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  25. Lest we Forget - Poppy Challenge

    Lest we Forget - Poppy Challenge

    In celebration of Remembrance Day (Veterans Day or however the day is described where you live)…

    Closed 8 months ago

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  26. How Does Your Garden Grow (Flower Challenge)

    How Does Your Garden Grow (Flower Challenge)

    This is a challenge to showcase your favourite image of a flower growing in the garden. Doesn'…

    Closed 8 months ago

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  27. Birds Eating - Members Subject Challenge

    Birds Eating - Members Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of a bird eating.

    Closed 9 months ago

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  28. September Features Challenge

    September Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of SEP…

    Closed 9 months ago

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  29. Dragonflies and Eyes - Members Subject Challenge

    Dragonflies and Eyes - Members Subject Challenge

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY As we had two winners in the last challenge I have decided to have a dual…

    Closed 9 months ago

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  30. August Features Challenge

    August Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of AUG…

    Closed 10 months ago

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  31. Spiders - Member Subject Challenge

    Spiders - Member Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of a spider as its subject.

    Closed 10 months ago

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  32. "Look into my eyes"...

    "Look into my eyes"...

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that is of an animal making eye contact with your…

    Closed 11 months ago

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  33. July Features Challenge

    July Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of JUL…

    Closed 11 months ago

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  34. Head Shot Of A Single Deer - Members August Subject Challenge

    Head Shot Of A Single Deer - Members August Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has a Head Shot Of A Single Deer as its sub…

    Closed 11 months ago

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  35. June Features Challenge

    June Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of JUN…

    Closed 12 months ago

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  36. Up Close & Personal With an Amphibian  July Members Subject Challenge

    Up Close & Personal With an Amphibian July Members Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has a Closeup of Amphibians as its subject.…

    Closed 12 months ago

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  37. Dragonflies, Butterflies and Moths....oh my!

    Dragonflies, Butterflies and Moths....oh my!

    Showcase your best image of a dragonfly, butterfly or moth.

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  38. May Features Challenge

    May Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of May…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  39. Holy Macro

    Holy Macro

    Wouldn`t be a *CLOSE-UPS* group with out a challenge to show case the MACROS. (PS - Entries do…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  40. June Members Subject Challenge- Spring Wild Flower

    June Members Subject Challenge- Spring Wild Flower

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has Spring Wild Flower\s as its subject.

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  41. April Features challenge

    April Features challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of Apr…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  42. Favourite Flower

    Favourite Flower

    I know that there are a lot of amazing flowers out there, because I feature them on TUesday's a…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  43. May Members Subject Challenge - Two to Four

    May Members Subject Challenge - Two to Four

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has at least two of the same subjects and n…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  44. March Features challenge

    March Features challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of Mar…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  45. New Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    New Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    With the change in Hosts its time to change the Challenge Winner Banner for Closeups in Nature.…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  46. Fresh New Welcome Banner

    Fresh New Welcome Banner

    t’s time again for a new “WELCOME TO CLOSEUPS” Banner. Please submit your favourite CLOSEUP pho…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  47. Fresh new Featured banner

    Fresh new Featured banner

    It’s time again for a new “FEATURED IN CLOSE UPS” Banner. Please submit your favourite CLOSEUP …

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  48. New Hosts means New Avatar

    New Hosts means New Avatar

    With new hosts, this group needs a new Avatar. If there is one image in your "Close Up" portfol…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  49. February Features challenge

    February Features challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of Febr…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  50. Birds

    Birds

    *Our last challenge of the year is for Birds. After this challenge closes we shall be closing …

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  51. Snakes, Lizards and Frogs!

    Snakes, Lizards and Frogs!

    *Our new challenge will open in two days time, and will be for your best shots of Snakes, Lizar…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  52. Big Cats

    Big Cats

    *Our new challenge is for photographs of "Big Cats" We have some great shots in the group so i…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  53. September Features Challenge

    September Features Challenge

    *This is a challenge for anyone who receives a feature during the month of September, you will …

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  54. Anything goes!

    Anything goes!

    *Our new challenge should give everyone a chance to enter, as we are looking for your favourite…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  55. Photo of the month (July)

    Photo of the month (July)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the July feature banner shown on this pag…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  56. Photo of the month (June)

    Photo of the month (June)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the June feature banner shown on this pag…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  57. Photo of the month (May)

    Photo of the month (May)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the May feature banner shown on this page…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  58. Mother and baby

    Mother and baby

    *We are looking for photos of any animal or bird with one or more babies This challenge is open…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  59. Photo of the month (April)

    Photo of the month (April)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the April feature banner shown on this p…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  60. No Flowers!

    No Flowers!

    *For our new challenge we want your very best shot which does not include a flower*

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  61. Photo of the month (March)

    Photo of the month (March)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the March feature banner shown on this pa…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  62. Quick $20 challenge

    Quick $20 challenge

    *For March we are offering our $20 prize for this challenge. Simply enter your favourite shot …

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  63. Photo of the month (February)

    Photo of the month (February)

    *Our February challenge will carry the $20 RB prize for the winner You must have received a fe…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  64. Photo of the month (January)

    Photo of the month (January)

    *Happy New Year to everyone, to start the new year off our first challenge is the Photo of the …

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  65. Photo of the month (December)

    Photo of the month (December)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of D…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  66. Pairs

    Pairs

    *In our new challenge we are looking for shots with a pair of anything that looks similar , tak…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  67. Photo of the month (November)

    Photo of the month (November)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of N…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  68. 6 Legs or more!

    6 Legs or more!

    *We are looking for creatures with 6 or more legs in this challenge, this could include Butterf…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  69. Photo of the Month - October

    Photo of the Month - October

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of O…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  70. Photo of the month (September)

    Photo of the month (September)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of S…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  71. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    *We are going to change the group avatar for a while and in this challenge are looking for a ph…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  72. Photo of the month (July)

    Photo of the month (July)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of J…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  73. Animals

    Animals

    *For this challenge we are looking for your best work featuring an animal with four legs closeu…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  74. Photo of the Month (June)

    Photo of the Month (June)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of J…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  75. Bugs & Butterflies!

    Bugs & Butterflies!

    *We want to see your best shot of either a bug or a butterfly for this challenge*

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  76. Photo of the month (May)

    Photo of the month (May)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of M…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  77. Spring

    Spring

    *We are looking for your personal interpretation of Spring. Your entry should fit in with the c…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  78. Things with wings!

    Things with wings!

    *This challenge is for anything with wings...well anything to do with nature , we obviously don…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  79. A touch of blue

    A touch of blue

    *Welcome to our latest challenge, where we are looking for photographs with the colour blue inc…

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  80. New Group Avatar

    New Group Avatar

    *We are looking for a new avatar for the group, and would like to see your best shot that you t…

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  81. Flowers with red

    Flowers with red

    *Our first challenge of 2011 and we are looking for your best shot of a flower which includes t…

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  82. Best of the rest!

    Best of the rest!

    *This challenge will be for all those of you who support our group week in and week out, but ha…

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  83. Frogs and Toads

    Frogs and Toads

    *As it says on the tin we are looking for shots of Frogs and Toads for this challenge!*

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  84. Squirrels

    Squirrels

    *We are looking for close-up shots of squirrels for this challenge*

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  85. Just for fun!

    Just for fun!

    *A quick challenge just for fun! Enter your favourite shot BUT it MUST be in the group or it w…

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  86. Toadstools and Mushrooms (fungi)

    Toadstools and Mushrooms (fungi)

    It's that time of year when the dampness and warmth provide the perfect growing for mushrooms, …

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  87. Apes and Monkeys

    Apes and Monkeys

    This challenge is for images of apes and monkeys. The photo must look as natural as possible, i…

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  88.  Its Time for Bug Spray (Macro & Super Macro ONLY)

    Its Time for Bug Spray (Macro & Super Macro ONLY)

    This challenge is about *INSECTS* that *BITE* and *STING* humans. Photos must be taken as close…

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  89. BUTTERFLIES and MOTHS

    BUTTERFLIES and MOTHS

    In this challenge we want to see your BEST images of *BUTTERFLIES* and *MOTHS*. All clear image…

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  90. Mums & Babies (Mammals ONLY)

    Mums & Babies (Mammals ONLY)

    In this challenge we are looking for photos of Mums and their babies. These can be of any MAMMA…

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  91. Leaves

    Leaves

    *This challenge was chosen by Ted Busby the winner of our "Things that don't fly" challenge . W…

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  92. Photographs Of Deer

    Photographs Of Deer

    This challenge was chosen by Johanna (Angeljootje) who won the New Beginnings challenge. She w…

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  93. Grasses

    Grasses

    *We are looking for detailed shots of grasses in their natural environment. No excessive photo …

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  94. New Beginnings

    New Beginnings

    *This challenge was chosen by Micci Shannon the winner of our "Things that fly" challenge. Plea…

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  95. Things that don't fly!

    Things that don't fly!

    *This time round we are looking for things that do not fly..so no insects that fly, birds etc*

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  96. Things that Fly

    Things that Fly

    *It's what it says on the label, Birds, bees, butterflies, beetles etc. If it flies you can ent…

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  97. Anything Goes!

    Anything Goes!

    *This challenge is for anything that comes under the umbrella of "Closeups in Nature" so not re…

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  98. Flowers Only

    Flowers Only

    *A challenge for flowers only, no insects on flowers, just flowers! All entries must be within…

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  99. No Flowers

    No Flowers

    *No florals.this challenge is for animals, birds and insects etc only whilst still sticking to …

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  100. Spring Leaves

    Spring Leaves

    As Spring is in the air, we are looking for shots of leaves opening on trees.

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  101. Bees on Flowers

    Bees on Flowers

    Let's see your best close up shots of bees on flowers.

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  102. Banner Challenge (Featured work)

    Banner Challenge (Featured work)

    Hi! As new hosts we are looking for ideas for a banner to display on a members page when their …

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  103. Group Avatar

    Group Avatar

    We would like to feature a new photo as our group avatar. So enter your very best close up sho…

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  104. Fall closeups

    Fall closeups

    Let's see your best fall closeups in nature. It's spring in the north but fall in the south.…

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  105. Springtime!

    Springtime!

    It's officially spring in the northern hemisphere. Let's see your best springtime closeups in …

    Closed over 4 years ago

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  106. Bug Eyed

    Bug Eyed

    Let's see some of your best close ups of bugs!

    Closed over 4 years ago

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  107. Bird Bird Bird, Bird Is The Word

    Bird Bird Bird, Bird Is The Word

    This challenge is for your best close up bird shots! Let's see whatcha got! All images that a…

    Closed over 4 years ago

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  108. Winter White

    Winter White

    Welcome to our very first challenge! Let's kick things off with some beautiful white macros. …

    Closed over 4 years ago

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