BUGS & ANIMALS ON FLOWERS/FOLIAGE...(Closed for surgery) In MACRO, COLOR PHOTOS ONLY ....(NO Products, Image Only, rejected otherwise) *ONE PER DAY*

COLOR Macro/Close Up *PHOTOS* of Bugs and Animals on Flowers AND/OR Foliage, Grass & Trees OK(NO COLLAGES, LAYERS or TEXTURES! Digital enhancement to the MINIMUM! Must look As Is. No fracs) IMAGE ONLY size or its reject


This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

THE MAJORITY OF OUR IMAGES APPEAR TO BE BUTTERFLIES OR MOTHS ON FLOWERS. THIS CONTEST IS FOR ONLY BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS, OR CATERPILLARS. No other insects or animals, please, as I’ll need to remove them. I’ll be repeating these rules – if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll try to help.

Show off your favorite butterfly, caterpillar, or moth on a flower image. I will be checking every entry to be certain it is in the group and the subject is on a flower.

Photographs only and NO black and white – color only. As straight out of the camera as possible, please, and there must be a FLOWER and a CATERPILLAR, BUTTERFLY, OR MOTH in the image:>).

I repeat – The butterfly, moth, or caterpillar must be on a flower (not a twig or leaf – those will not be accepted into the contest) and it must take up the major portion of the image. If I need to strain to see the butterfly, moth, or caterpillar, the image will be removed.

All images must be in the group. Please be certain to post new pictures either before or as you enter it into the challenge it so it can remain in the challenge. I try to notify folks when their image is not in the group and is danger of removal, but I can’t promise.

The group is for macro images of bugs and or animals on flowers, and images not following the guidelines for this challenge will need to be removed. Please note, I cannot promise notice will be given and we will both be very sad.

Usual cautionary notes: No nudity, no profanity, family viewing only!

To be fair to all:
If you win and the image is not in the group or your picture doesn’t follow the above rules, the entry will be disqualified and we’ll move on to the next image that does meet the requirements.

Thank you, as always, for sharing your lovely art:>)

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote only for those images that meet the requirements set out above.

NO SOLICITATION OF VOTES! Please play nice, and if you’re a winner you can be truly proud of your accomplishment:>)

Rewards & Prizes

Winner will be featured on the group home page along with their winning image.

Winner and top 10 place receive banners.

As always, bragging rights! You’ve done beautiful work and it has been acknowledged as exceptional by your peers.

You and your image remain on the group home page until the next contest winner comes along.

Additional Information

Our lovely avatar is by davvi – “red and grey butterfly”. My thanks for allowing me to use it for this challenge:>)


Challenges offer artists a way to showcase their best work. Bring it on:>)

Cover Image: red and grey butterfly by davvi


The Top Ten

'Where's he gone?'.................... by Macky

'Where's he gone?'.................... by Macky was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

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  • Gifts of Summer by autumnwind
  • Orange Tip Butterfly by marens
  • papillon sur la fleur by © Joe  Beasley IPA
  • Butterfly in the park by jozi1
  • lovely colors by Bhabes
  • Green Butterfly by Ikramul Fasih
  • Elementary Fractal Angel by Atılım GÜLŞEN

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