Extreme Close-Ups

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

Insects,Bugs and Creepie Crawlies

This challenge closed over 7 years ago.

The Challenge

This Challenge is for EXTREME CLOSE – UP SHOTS ONLY – of all insects, bugs and creepie crawlies- eg Bees, Ladybirds,Dragonflies etc.whatever takes your fancy! BUT no Butterflies please- because we are having a BUTTERFLY ONLY challenge shortly.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please no toting for votes- let us keep it fair -you can vote for as many as you like – but please make it the pictures that you feel are worthy challenge winners!!
All pictures to be accepted into the group before they can be submitted in the challenge.

Rewards & Prizes

The winning picture will be the Group Avatar for the month of May!
Will be looking to see what other form of prize may be available – no promises!!!

Additional Information

Any photographs that we feel are not an Extreme Close up will be removed. Any Butterfly shots will also be rejected- remember they will have a challenge of their own later!

Cover Image: Somethings Bee-n Here Bee-fore Me! by naturelover


The Top Ten

Creepy Crawly by Jenny Dean

Creepy Crawly by Jenny Dean was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 20 votes.

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  • Rain Man(tis) 2 ! by robkal
  • Summer Stripes by Sarah-fiona Helme
  • Huntsman by Cawi
  • Beautiful Prayer by Louise Robinson
  • Tiger moth caterpillar by Vanessa Pike-Russell
  • The FLY - Grey-striped 'flesh' fly (Sarcophaga aurifrons) by Rick Fin
  • "Take Me To Your Leader!" by Tamas Bakos
  • On top of the World by Debbie Steer

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