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The Great Outdoors/ Limit 2 per day!!!

Landscape Photography only (emphasis on LAND please)-Nothing Made by Man

In your face.. up close and personal...challenge in The Great Outdoors Group///MEMBERS ONLY!!!

This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

This is for Members ONLY!!!!
We want to see those up close,, in their face shots of animals you have captured..
Please take a good look at what we want from the example picture..
Do not want to see a lot of background.. mostly the eyes, and center of the face of the animal, reptile, bird.. all creatures great and small accepted into this challenge.
Please make sure your image has been accepted into the group before submitting into the challenge…
If not it will be removed.. the challenge will be heavily moderated…
Have fun looking through all your files for that shot you forgot about also..
I hope this inspires and sparks some fun and inspiration to our members..
It has been 6 months since our last challenge.. and only because of lack of interest and entries and voting did I opt.. to not offer them for awhile..
so come on and lets see some great stuff up close and personal.. lol!!!!!

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for the ones that really got in your face…
Play fair,, no soliciting votes from FB or friends in or outside the group…
Hosts may not enter and shall not vote..

Rewards & Prizes

Featured member of our group
Featured member banner and challenge win banner
and Bragging rights.. they are always fun..

Additional Information

Have fun with this.. and if you do not have a shot like this.. now maybe you will feel inspired to go out there and find one… hope you all enjoy this challenge..
linmarie and tori

Cover Image: Old Blue Eyes by Heather Walle...


The Top Ten

Eye of the Crocodile [Print & iPad Case] by Damienne Bingham

Eye of the Crocodile [Print & iPad Case] by Damienne Bingham was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • Northern Elephant Seal,  mirounga angustirostris, by Eyal Nahmias
  • Getting up close and personal by Chris Brunton
  • New Zealand Gannet by Robyn Carter
  • PORTRAIT OF A  ZEBRA  ^ by ctheworld
  • Lens Cleaner II by Carl Olsen
  • Untitled by rainbowvortex
  • Blue Eyes by Joe Jennelle
  • MODERATION MARKER by linmarie
  • Up Close and Personal by Martin Smart

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