Extreme Close-Ups

Photography only - Images taken with a Camera using a Macro Lens or Equivalent

$20 US. The +A+ Challenge

This challenge closed over 5 years ago.

The Challenge

For the May Avatar we want EXTREMELY CLOSE UP shots only of anything beginning with the letter A. This HAS to be the Real/Actual Name of the subject. Anemone, Ape, Apple etc are obvious ones, The Avatar is an ALASKAN Bald Eagle, it’s PROPER Name, we won’t accept however an Australian Banksia that is B for example or A or An as the Title. All very simple! If in doubt mail us!

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for any one or more that you want to see as the May Avatar.
NO Toting for votes.
If a tie, the First Place is chosen by RB not the Hosts, BUT we will share the Monthly Avatar with the winning pictures.

Rewards & Prizes

$20 US,
Bragging Rights and of course seeing your Photo as the May Avatar!
Can’t be bad!

Additional Information

Only Photographs are accepted. No Collages or Words on Work.
MUST be Close up.
Entries will be rejected without notice if they do not comply with the rules!

Cover Image: Alaskan Bald Eagle by naturelover


The Top Ten

Mellow Yellow by John Poon

Mellow Yellow by John Poon was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

  • Atlas Moth by Damienne Bingham
  • Marbled Orb Weaver (Araneus marmoreus) by Tim Devine
  • American Pride by Carla Jensen
  • The leader of the pack by Alan Mattison
  • Aunt Em by canonman99
  • Amber Mountain Chameleon by Robbie Labanowski
  • Short Eared Owl Asio flammeus by buttonpresser
  • Baby African Grey Parrot by Kirsty Auld
  • Alaskan Bald Eagle by naturelover

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