No artificial backgrounds, layers, digital art or heavy manipulation
No people or parts of!, domestic or farm animals, minerals, rocks, stones, waterdrops, trees, bark, leaves, grasses, seeds, mosses or lichen
No writing on the images, unless requested for a challenge
We do not accept works displayed as an iphone case
When entering photos in any challenges they MUST be entered into the group before entering in the challenge or they will be removed from the challenge
We will not accept multiple images where we consider the shots to be very similar unless there is a reasonable space of at least one week between submissions
Please limit entries to no more than 3 per 24 hours
Shots rejected will be at the discretion of the hosts, due to the high volume of images that are rejected each day we will be unable to reply to bubblemails asking for individulal reasons for rejection
*+*HOW WE OPERATE*+*
a) It will be rejected with a reason if it does not fit with the group rules or without a reason if you have submitted more than the 3 shots per day allowed
b) It will be given a welcome to Closeups in Nature banner if it is going to be accepted into the group.
Your shot will then be left in the moderation queue until the features day for a particular type of shot, ie. Flowers, Birds, etc. When a particular category day is reached your shot will either be given a feature banner and accepted into the group or just accepted into the group
All other shots for that category from then on until the next feature day for that category submitted for entry will then be held as in the first statement.
For the foreseeable future Feature days will be as follows:-
Tuesday Flowers (including Fungi)
Thursday Insects, Amphibians and Reptiles
Saturday Day off – No features!
Sunday Day off – No features!
Before entering a photo into the group will you check it is covered by one of the above categories to prevent rejection.