Closeups in Nature (2 per day Limit) NO DOMESTIC or FARM ANIMALS. NO SPIDERS

Nature Photography, up close (no spiders; minimum man-made)

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  1. Avatar Time

    Avatar Time

    Time to choose a new image to represent the group *ONE WEEK ONLY* Please make sure that y…

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  2. Freesias, Daffodils and Primroses

    Freesias, Daffodils and Primroses

    Freesias, Daffodils and Primroses - single flowers or many flowers, together or separate. Pl…

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  3. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery *Do not use an image wh…

    Closed about 1 month ago

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  4. Parrots, Corellas, Macaws, Galahs

    Parrots, Corellas, Macaws, Galahs

    Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use an image whi…

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  5. Fungi

    Fungi

    Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use an image whi…

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  6. Babies - Animal or Birds

    Babies - Animal or Birds

    Baby animal or baby bird (no humans) Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the gr…

    Closed 2 months ago

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  7. FISH

    FISH

    All about fish, single, multiples Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group…

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  8. Butterflies

    Butterflies

    Butterflies or moths Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery …

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  9. On Safari

    On Safari

    Let us see animals that you might find on safari if you are using animals in a zoo please do n…

    Closed 3 months ago

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  10. FROGS

    FROGS

    Frogs, any sort - single or many Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group'…

    Closed 3 months ago

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  11. Lots of Birds

    Lots of Birds

    Challenge here is for *LOTS OF BIRDS* On the ground, in the water, in the air, any birds provi…

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  12. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    Looking for a new Avatar - Landscape orientation is best Please make sure that your challeng…

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  13. OWLS

    OWLS

    Theme is OWLS Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not…

    Closed 4 months ago

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  14. Dolphins

    Dolphins

    Dolphins only Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not…

    Closed 4 months ago

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  15. DUCKS

    DUCKS

    Theme is DUCKS and Ducks only, not geese, not swans, but DUCKS Please make sure that your ch…

    Closed 4 months ago

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  16. Avatar challenge - Short challenge, 1 week only

    Avatar challenge - Short challenge, 1 week only

    Anything in the group Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery …

    Closed 4 months ago

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  17. A Single Leaf

    A Single Leaf

    A Single Leaf Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not…

    Closed 5 months ago

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  18. TULIPS

    TULIPS

    One or many Tulips Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery D…

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  19. PELICANS

    PELICANS

    Any Pelican from anywhere Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's galle…

    Closed 5 months ago

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  20. GREEN

    GREEN

    Anything Green Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do no…

    Closed 5 months ago

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  21. Avatar challenge - Short challenge, 1 week only

    Avatar challenge - Short challenge, 1 week only

    Short 1 week challenge to find a new avatar Please make sure that your challenge entry is in…

    Closed 6 months ago

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  22. Dolphins, Whales, Fish,

    Dolphins, Whales, Fish,

    Challenge is for Dolphins, Whales, or Fish Please make sure that your challenge entry is in …

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  23. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    Avatar challenge has no theme Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's g…

    Closed 7 months ago

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  24. Babies (not human ones)

    Babies (not human ones)

    A wide open challenge for Babies - not human babies Please make sure that your challenge ent…

    Closed 8 months ago

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  25. Squirrels

    Squirrels

    Revisiting an old challenge - theme is SQUIRRELS Please make sure that your challenge entry …

    Closed 8 months ago

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  26. Swan for Avatar

    Swan for Avatar

    New avatar challenge - we have a theme - *SWAN OR SWANS* Short challenge 1 week only for ent…

    Closed 8 months ago

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  27. Lots of Teeth

    Lots of Teeth

    An interesting theme for you to play with LOTS OF TEETH Image must be in the group's galler…

    Closed 9 months ago

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  28. Fungi or Mushrooms

    Fungi or Mushrooms

    Theme is Fungi or Mushrooms Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gal…

    Closed 9 months ago

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  29. ORANGE

    ORANGE

    Challenge for Orange - lots of orange in the image, not just a tiny patch of it somewhere Pl…

    Closed 10 months ago

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  30. Avatar challenge

    Avatar challenge

    Avatar challenge - Anything you like providing it is in the group's gallery Landscape orient…

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  31. On the Beach

    On the Beach

    Challenge to find plants or marine animals on a beach Challenge entry must be in the group's g…

    Closed 11 months ago

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  32. Wing Spread

    Wing Spread

    Any Bird, Butterfly or Moth but wings must be spread Please make sure that your challenge en…

    Closed 11 months ago

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  33. Avatar - Your Favourite Flower

    Avatar - Your Favourite Flower

    Well, I am back from holiday and kicking off with an Avatar Challenge Theme *YOUR FAVOURITE FL…

    Closed 12 months ago

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  34. Butterfly or Moth

    Butterfly or Moth

    Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use an image whi…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  35. Otters

    Otters

    Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use an image w…

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  36. Avatar challenge

    Avatar challenge

    Any image providing it is in the group's gallery *DO NOT USE AN IMAGE WHICH HAS REACHED THE …

    Closed about 1 year ago

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  37. Peacocks

    Peacocks

    Make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use an image which has …

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  38. SWANS

    SWANS

    Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use an image whi…

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  39. Three of a Kind

    Three of a Kind

    Looking for *THREE OF ANYTHING* Please make sure that your image is in the group's gallery …

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  40. Plenty of Pink

    Plenty of Pink

    Anything that shows Plenty of Pink and has been accepted into the Group's gallery *Do not us…

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  41. Blue Flowers

    Blue Flowers

    No other colour, but BLUE Flowers Challenge entry must be in the group's gallery Do not use…

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  42. SEAGULLS

    SEAGULLS

    Show me a SEAGULL(s) Challenge entry must be in the group;s gallery Do not use an image whi…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  43. Find me a Tiger

    Find me a Tiger

    TIGERS ONLY Do not use a photo which has won in this group before Photo only Please make s…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  44. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    Please make sure that your entry is in the group's gallery Do not use an image which has reach…

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  45. BUGS

    BUGS

    BUGS - NO SPIDERS Do not use an image which has won in the group before Make sure your chal…

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  46. Rocks and Ferns Together

    Rocks and Ferns Together

    Rocks and Ferns together Do not use a photo which has won in this group before Please make …

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  47. A CLOSE UP OF A SINGLE FEATHER

    A CLOSE UP OF A SINGLE FEATHER

    THEME IS A CLOSE UP OF A SINGLE FEATHER PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE…

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  48. SLUGS

    SLUGS

    THEME IS SLUGS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  49. Avatar - BIRDS

    Avatar - BIRDS

    Avatar challenge is for *BIRDS* *Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group'…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  50. BEES

    BEES

    THEME IS BEES A PHOTOGRAPH OF A BEE OR BEES, NO BIRDS, ANIMALS, OR OTHER INSECTS OR ELSE YOU…

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  51. TREES

    TREES

    THEME IS TREES A PHOTOGRAPH OF A TREE, PART OF A TREE, OR TREES, NO BIRDS, ANIMALS, BUILDI…

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  52. SPIDER WEBS

    SPIDER WEBS

    THEME IS SPIDER WEBS *(NO SPIDERS)* PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GRO…

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  53. FEET OF A BIRD OR ANIMAL

    FEET OF A BIRD OR ANIMAL

    THEME IS FEET OF ANIMAL OR BIRD DO NOT SHOW ANY OTHER PART OF THE BIRD OR ANIMAL APART FROM …

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  54. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    *No theme for this challenge, but please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's …

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  55. CLOSE UP OF BEAKS

    CLOSE UP OF BEAKS

    THEME IS CLOSE UP OF BEAKS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALL…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  56. SPRINGTIME

    SPRINGTIME

    THEME IS SPRINGTIME A PHOTOGRAPH OF ANYTHING TO DO WITH SPRINGTIME, BIRDS GATHERING NESTING …

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  57. ON OR IN THE WATER

    ON OR IN THE WATER

    THEME IS ON OR IN THE WATER PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GAL…

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  58. HEAD OF AN ANIMAL OR BIRD

    HEAD OF AN ANIMAL OR BIRD

    THEME IS HEAD OF ANIMAL OR BIRD PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S…

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  59. SNOW AND ICE

    SNOW AND ICE

    THEME IS SNOW AND ICE PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  60. AVATAR

    AVATAR

    No theme Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use a …

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  61. BE MY VALENTINE

    BE MY VALENTINE

    THEME IS BE MY VALENTINE PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALLER…

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  62. MACRO

    MACRO

    THEME IS MACRO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY

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  63. HUMMINGBIRDS

    HUMMINGBIRDS

    THEME IS HUMMINGBIRDS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY

    Closed over 1 year ago

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  64. WATER

    WATER

    THEME IS WATER PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY

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  65. PINK FLOWERS

    PINK FLOWERS

    THEME IS PINK FLOWERS DO NOT USE A PHOTO WHICH HAS WON IN THIS GROUP BEFORE PLEASE MAKE S…

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  66. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    No theme for the avatar challenge Do not use a photo which has won in this group before Pleas…

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  67. INSECTS

    INSECTS

    THEME IS INSECTS DO NOT USE A PHOTO WHICH HAS WON IN THIS GROUP BEFORE PLEASE MAKE SURE T…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  68. SQUIRRELS

    SQUIRRELS

    Theme is for SQUIRRELS Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery …

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  69. Pick of the Week Banner

    Pick of the Week Banner

    Ok Members, now is the time for you to get creative. We need a SMALL Banner for Pick of the We…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  70. BLACK AND WHITE

    BLACK AND WHITE

    Theme is for BLACK AND WHITE Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's ga…

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  71. BERRIES

    BERRIES

    Theme is for BERRIES Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery …

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  72. CATERPILLARS

    CATERPILLARS

    Theme is for CATERPILLARS Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's galle…

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  73. Avatar - Looking for Some RED

    Avatar - Looking for Some RED

    There is a theme and that is *SOME RED IN THE PHOTO* It can be all red as in the challenge o…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  74. LEAVES ONLY

    LEAVES ONLY

    Theme is for LEAVES Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery …

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  75. YELLOW FLOWERS

    YELLOW FLOWERS

    THEME IS YELLOW FLOWERS DO NOT USE A PHOTO WHICH HAS WON IN THIS GROUP BEFORE PLEASE MAKE…

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  76. LITTLE BIRDS

    LITTLE BIRDS

    Theme is for LITTLE BIRDS Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's galle…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  77. BIG BIRDS

    BIG BIRDS

    Challenge is for BIG BIRDS Please do not use a photo which has won in this group before P…

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  78. Pelicans

    Pelicans

    Theme is Pelicans *Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery* …

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  79. Reptiles, Lizards, Snakes

    Reptiles, Lizards, Snakes

    Challenge for Reptiles, Lizards, Snakes, Frogs Do not use a photo which has won in this grou…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  80. Purple Flowers

    Purple Flowers

    THEME IS PURPLE FLOWERS DO NOT USE A PHOTO WHICH HAS WON IN THIS GROUP BEFORE PLEASE MAKE…

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  81. TOP TENS ONLY

    TOP TENS ONLY

    Are you a winner or a Top Ten in this Group:? Do you have one of our Winners or Top Ten Banner…

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  82. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery Do not use a photo whic…

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  83. DUCKS ONLY

    DUCKS ONLY

    CHALLENGE ENTRY MUST BE IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY DO NOT USE A PHOTO WHICH HAS WON IN THIS GROU…

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  84. Butterflies and Moths

    Butterflies and Moths

    PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHALLENGE ENTRY IS IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY PLEASE DO NOT USE A PHO…

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  85. BIG CATS

    BIG CATS

    CHALLENGE ENTRY MUST BE IN THE GROUP'S GALLERY DO NOT USE A PHOTO WHICH HAS WON IN THIS GROU…

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  86. Sea Creatures

    Sea Creatures

    Challenge is for SEA CREATURES Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's …

    Closed almost 2 years ago

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  87. New Banners Series - Featured

    New Banners Series - Featured

    How about getting creative A challenge to find a brand new FEATURED BANNER for the group …

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  88. New Banner Series - Top Ten

    New Banner Series - Top Ten

    How about getting creative A challenge to find a brand new TOP TEN BANNER for the group W…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  89. New Banners Series - Winner

    New Banners Series - Winner

    How about getting creative A challenge to find a brand new WINNERS BANNER for the group W…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  90. Carnivorous Plants

    Carnivorous Plants

    Any Carnivorous Plant Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group's gallery …

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  91. Weekly Challenge - FUNGI

    Weekly Challenge - FUNGI

    Please make sure that your Fungi challenge entry is in the group's gallery One week open and…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  92. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    Anything you like providing it is in the group's gallery

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  93. Weekly Challenge - FLOWERS

    Weekly Challenge - FLOWERS

    We will start doing short weekly challenges again Here is the one for FLOWERS Please make s…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  94. ALL Things Reptilian

    ALL Things Reptilian

    Show us your very best Reptile image. I want to share the awards around so your image must not …

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  95. April, May OR June  Features Challenge!

    April, May OR June Features Challenge!

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of April…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  96. *ALL THINGS WHITE*

    *ALL THINGS WHITE*

    The theme for this challenge is *WHITE* *WHITE* must be the dominant colour of the subject. …

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  97. WINGS

    WINGS

    IMPORTANT: THIS IS A CHALLENGE FOR RECENT IMAGES *Please submit your best Winged subject that…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  98. Your Best Non Featured Image

    Your Best Non Featured Image

    This is an opportunity to put great images in the spotlight. Simply enter an image that you lov…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  99. Looking for a FLOWER for Flower Feature Day Banner!!!!

    Looking for a FLOWER for Flower Feature Day Banner!!!!

    It is ON! What: FLOWERS ONLY, COLOR ONLY, Must look AWESOME as a Thumbnail/3"x3". Show me you…

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  100. BIG CATS

    BIG CATS

    Show us your very best BIG CAT image.

    Closed about 2 years ago

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  101. Nothing but Blue

    Nothing but Blue

    The theme for this challenge is *BLUE* Nothing but Blue

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  102. Where We Shoot

    Where We Shoot

    For this Challenge we are looking for images of where you capture your art. In the picture man…

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  103. Nothing but Green

    Nothing but Green

    The theme for this challenge is *GREEN* Nothing but Green, no other colour

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  104. Nature's Texture

    Nature's Texture

    Lets get really close up for this one......Lets see the actual texture of something living.....…

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  105. May Favorite of the featured Works

    May Favorite of the featured Works

    Favorite work from all May Featured Photography! Work must have been featured during the month…

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  106. Small Furry Animals!!!

    Small Furry Animals!!!

    Small Furry Animals-Smaller than Mountain lions :) Things like, well beavers, meerkats, mice, p…

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  107. Wasps anyone?

    Wasps anyone?

    Your sharpest most stinging wasp close-up shot.

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  108. DRAGONFLIES!!!!!!

    DRAGONFLIES!!!!!!

    Dragonflies! I know you got em' lemme see em'. Your best dragonfly-show us what you can do!

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  109. A Creepy Eye...or Eyes...

    A Creepy Eye...or Eyes...

    Eyes, animal eyes, close up, Close, close,

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  110. The Something Different Challenge

    The Something Different Challenge

    Something Different...What is something different you say? Lets describe some thing different …

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  111. Fungi

    Fungi

    Show us your best Fungi / Mushroom / Toadstool Image must be in the group's gallery

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  112. SWANS

    SWANS

    Show us your best SWAN photo Must be in the group's gallery

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  113. Spider Webs!!!!

    Spider Webs!!!!

    Spider webs in Nature, up close and Personal!!!

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  114. Flower Macro

    Flower Macro

    Challenge for you best FLOWER MACRO Challenge entry must be in the group's gallery

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  115. Show me your Amphibians!

    Show me your Amphibians!

    Looking through the Gallery I noticed a distinct lack of those cute little frogies, geckos, and…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  116. March Features Challenge!

    March Features Challenge!

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of MARCH…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  117. Caterpillars; Moths, Butterflies

    Caterpillars; Moths, Butterflies

    Caterpillars; Moths, Butterflies Please make sure that your challenge entry is in the group'…

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  118. ANIMAL

    ANIMAL

    Challenge for an Animal which is in the group's gallery

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  119. Ugly Bugs! Oh Noes!

    Ugly Bugs! Oh Noes!

    With the onset of spring in so many places, we say goodbye to cold, and hello to ikky uggy bugs…

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  120. BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS

    BIRDS, BIRDS, BIRDS

    RE-VISITING AND OLD CHALLENGE *FOR THE BIRDS* CHALLENGE ENTRY MUST BE IN THE GROUP'S GAL…

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  121. End of Winter Challenge! Winter ICE!

    End of Winter Challenge! Winter ICE!

    Winter is over, so lets see some parting glances! Your best close ups of Old man winter-Show m…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  122. AN UNUSUAL SHAPED FLOWER

    AN UNUSUAL SHAPED FLOWER

    CHALLENGE IS FOR AN UNUSUAL SHAPED FLOWER - SEE CHALLENGE OVER-PICTURE FOR AN EXAMPLE PLEASE…

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  123. A WATER CREATURE

    A WATER CREATURE

    this challenge is for any WATER LIVING CREATURE Please note this is *not* for birds - the cr…

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  124. February Featured Members Challenge!

    February Featured Members Challenge!

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of FEBRU…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  125. PELICANS

    PELICANS

    The theme for this challenge is *PELICANS* Please ensure that your challenge entry has been …

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  126. Top Ten Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    Top Ten Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    Time to freshen up the Top Ten Banner for Closeups in Nature. *Image MUST have the words: “…

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  127. New Year, New Challenge Winner Banner

    New Year, New Challenge Winner Banner

    Its time to change the Challenge Winner Banner for Closeups in Nature. Image MUST have the w…

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  128. New Year, New FEATURED Banner

    New Year, New FEATURED Banner

    It’s time again for a new “FEATURED IN CLOSE UPS” Banner. Please submit your favourite CLOSEUP …

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  129. January 2015 Featured members Challenge

    January 2015 Featured members Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of JANUA…

    Closed over 2 years ago

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  130. GF 2014 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    GF 2014 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    The 2014 Image of the Year Challenge has resulted in a tie for first place. I have invited the…

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  131. 2014 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    2014 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    *This challenge is to award the best capture of the year as voted by you. The eligible entrants…

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  132. Subjects Starting with the letter E or V

    Subjects Starting with the letter E or V

    This is a challenge to showcase your favourite image starting with the letter E or V. It can be…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  133. Subjects Starting with the letter D or W

    Subjects Starting with the letter D or W

    This is a challenge to showcase your favourite image starting with the letter D or W. It can be…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  134. October Featured members Challenge

    October Featured members Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of OCTOB…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  135. Subjects Starting with the letter C or X

    Subjects Starting with the letter C or X

    This is a challenge to showcase your favourite image starting with the letter C or X. It can be…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  136. September Featured Members Challenge

    September Featured Members Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of SEPTE…

    Closed almost 3 years ago

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  137. Augusst Featured Member's Challenge

    Augusst Featured Member's Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of AUGUS…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  138. Subjects Starting with the letter B or  Y

    Subjects Starting with the letter B or Y

    This is a challenge to showcase your favourite image starting with the letter B or Y. It can be…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  139. Member's Choice Challenge - Shield Bugs and Reptiles

    Member's Choice Challenge - Shield Bugs and Reptiles

    This time around the topic of choice is SHIELD BUGS or REPTILES (SNAKES, LIZARDS AND TURTLES). …

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  140. JULY Featured Artwork Challenge

    JULY Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of *JULY…

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  141. Member's Choice Challenge - Water Birds from all over the world

    Member's Choice Challenge - Water Birds from all over the world

    This time around the topic of choice is WATER BIRDS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. A close up of W…

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  142. Subjects Starting with the letter A or Z

    Subjects Starting with the letter A or Z

    This is a challenge to showcase your favourite image starting with the letter A or Z. It can be…

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  143. Member's Choice Challenge - Close-up Parrots

    Member's Choice Challenge - Close-up Parrots

    This time around the topic of choice is parrots. A close up of a parrot of some sort, it could…

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  144. JUNE Featured Artwork Challenge

    JUNE Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of *JUNE…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  145. Top Ten Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    Top Ten Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    Time to freshen up the Top Ten Banner for Closeups in Nature. *Image MUST have the words: “…

    Closed about 3 years ago

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  146. Member's Choice CO-Challenge - RAPTORS OR GRASSHOPPER/CRICKETS

    Member's Choice CO-Challenge - RAPTORS OR GRASSHOPPER/CRICKETS

    This time around we had 2 winners – For ease of moderation, I have launched the winner’s two to…

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  147. MAY Featured Artwork Challenge

    MAY Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of MAY 2…

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  148. Your Best Insect Image

    Your Best Insect Image

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of any insect

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  149. TIGERS

    TIGERS

    Your best image of a tiger.

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  150. Member's Choice CO-Challenge - Kingfishers or Close up of a subject witha  green background

    Member's Choice CO-Challenge - Kingfishers or Close up of a subject witha green…

    This time around we had 2 winners - For ease of moderation, I have launched the winner's two to…

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  151. APRIL Featured Artwork Challenge

    APRIL Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of APRIL…

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  152. Scary Creatures

    Scary Creatures

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of a scary subject

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  153. Member's Choice Challenge - FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (Birds of Prey in flight)

    Member's Choice Challenge - FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (Birds of Prey in flight)

    An image of BIRDS OF PREY in flight.

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  154. Member's Choice Challenge - TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THEN ONE

    Member's Choice Challenge - TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THEN ONE

    An image of any two mammals (allowed in the group) with just their heads (to the shoulders only…

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  155. MARCH Featured Artwork Challenge

    MARCH Featured Artwork Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of MARCH…

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  156. Hummingbirds

    Hummingbirds

    A quick challenge to showcase some of our finest hummingbird images

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  157. Member's Choice Challenge - LIFE INSIDE A WATER DROP

    Member's Choice Challenge - LIFE INSIDE A WATER DROP

    Our recent winner has chosen LIFE INSIDE A WATER DROP as the next theme of the challenge.

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  158. FEBRUARY Feature Challenge

    FEBRUARY Feature Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of FEBRU…

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  159. Member's Choice Challenge - Spring Flowers

    Member's Choice Challenge - Spring Flowers

    Our recent winner has chosen SPRING FLOWERS as the next theme of the challenge.

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  160. JANUARY Feature Challenge

    JANUARY Feature Challenge

    This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of JANUA…

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  161. Member's Choice CHallenge - COUPLES

    Member's Choice CHallenge - COUPLES

    In honour of Valentines Day, this challenge is to showcase "couples". Can be two close-ups of …

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  162. 2013 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    2013 Image of the Year - BY INVITATION ONLY

    *This challenge is to award the best capture of the year as voted by you. The eligible entrants…

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  163. New Year, New Challenge Winner Banner

    New Year, New Challenge Winner Banner

    Its time to change the Challenge Winner Banner for Closeups in Nature. Image MUST have the w…

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  164. New Year, New FEATURED Banner

    New Year, New FEATURED Banner

    It’s time again for a new “FEATURED IN CLOSE UPS” Banner. Please submit your favourite CLOSEUP …

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  165. Big\Cute Ears or Winter Wildlife - Members Subject Challenge

    Big\Cute Ears or Winter Wildlife - Members Subject Challenge

    IMPORTANT: This is a dual subject challenge because we had two winners of the previous members …

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  166. December Feature Challenge

    December Feature Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of DEC…

    Closed over 3 years ago

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  167. November Features Challenge

    November Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of NOV…

    Closed almost 4 years ago

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  168. Canidae - Members Subject Challenge

    Canidae - Members Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of wild) dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes, d…

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  169. October Features Challenge

    October Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of OCT…

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  170. Lest we Forget - Poppy Challenge

    Lest we Forget - Poppy Challenge

    In celebration of Remembrance Day (Veterans Day or however the day is described where you live)…

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  171. How Does Your Garden Grow (Flower Challenge)

    How Does Your Garden Grow (Flower Challenge)

    This is a challenge to showcase your favourite image of a flower growing in the garden. Doesn'…

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  172. Birds Eating - Members Subject Challenge

    Birds Eating - Members Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of a bird eating.

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  173. September Features Challenge

    September Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of SEP…

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  174. Dragonflies and Eyes - Members Subject Challenge

    Dragonflies and Eyes - Members Subject Challenge

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY As we had two winners in the last challenge I have decided to have a dual…

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  175. August Features Challenge

    August Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of AUG…

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  176. Spiders - Member Subject Challenge

    Spiders - Member Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image of a spider as its subject.

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  177. "Look into my eyes"...

    "Look into my eyes"...

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that is of an animal making eye contact with your…

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  178. July Features Challenge

    July Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of JUL…

    Closed about 4 years ago

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  179. Head Shot Of A Single Deer - Members August Subject Challenge

    Head Shot Of A Single Deer - Members August Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has a Head Shot Of A Single Deer as its sub…

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  180. June Features Challenge

    June Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of JUN…

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  181. Up Close & Personal With an Amphibian  July Members Subject Challenge

    Up Close & Personal With an Amphibian July Members Subject Challenge

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has a Closeup of Amphibians as its subject.…

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  182. Dragonflies, Butterflies and Moths....oh my!

    Dragonflies, Butterflies and Moths....oh my!

    Showcase your best image of a dragonfly, butterfly or moth.

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  183. May Features Challenge

    May Features Challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of May…

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  184. Holy Macro

    Holy Macro

    Wouldn`t be a *CLOSE-UPS* group with out a challenge to show case the MACROS. (PS - Entries do…

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  185. June Members Subject Challenge- Spring Wild Flower

    June Members Subject Challenge- Spring Wild Flower

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has Spring Wild Flower\s as its subject.

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  186. April Features challenge

    April Features challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of Apr…

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  187. Favourite Flower

    Favourite Flower

    I know that there are a lot of amazing flowers out there, because I feature them on TUesday's a…

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  188. May Members Subject Challenge - Two to Four

    May Members Subject Challenge - Two to Four

    This is a challenge to choose your best image that has at least two of the same subjects and n…

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  189. March Features challenge

    March Features challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of Mar…

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  190. New Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    New Challenge Winner Banner - Closeups in Nature

    With the change in Hosts its time to change the Challenge Winner Banner for Closeups in Nature.…

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  191. Fresh New Welcome Banner

    Fresh New Welcome Banner

    t’s time again for a new “WELCOME TO CLOSEUPS” Banner. Please submit your favourite CLOSEUP pho…

    Closed over 4 years ago

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  192. Fresh new Featured banner

    Fresh new Featured banner

    It’s time again for a new “FEATURED IN CLOSE UPS” Banner. Please submit your favourite CLOSEUP …

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  193. New Hosts means New Avatar

    New Hosts means New Avatar

    With new hosts, this group needs a new Avatar. If there is one image in your "Close Up" portfol…

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  194. February Features challenge

    February Features challenge

    *This month we are running a challenge for any work that has been featured in the month of Febr…

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  195. Birds

    Birds

    *Our last challenge of the year is for Birds. After this challenge closes we shall be closing …

    Closed almost 5 years ago

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  196. Snakes, Lizards and Frogs!

    Snakes, Lizards and Frogs!

    *Our new challenge will open in two days time, and will be for your best shots of Snakes, Lizar…

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  197. Big Cats

    Big Cats

    *Our new challenge is for photographs of "Big Cats" We have some great shots in the group so i…

    Closed almost 5 years ago

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  198. September Features Challenge

    September Features Challenge

    *This is a challenge for anyone who receives a feature during the month of September, you will …

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  199. Anything goes!

    Anything goes!

    *Our new challenge should give everyone a chance to enter, as we are looking for your favourite…

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  200. Photo of the month (July)

    Photo of the month (July)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the July feature banner shown on this pag…

    Closed about 5 years ago

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  201. Photo of the month (June)

    Photo of the month (June)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the June feature banner shown on this pag…

    Closed over 5 years ago

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  202. Photo of the month (May)

    Photo of the month (May)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the May feature banner shown on this page…

    Closed over 5 years ago

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  203. Mother and baby

    Mother and baby

    *We are looking for photos of any animal or bird with one or more babies This challenge is open…

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  204. Photo of the month (April)

    Photo of the month (April)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the April feature banner shown on this p…

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  205. No Flowers!

    No Flowers!

    *For our new challenge we want your very best shot which does not include a flower*

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  206. Photo of the month (March)

    Photo of the month (March)

    *To enter this challenge your shot must have received the March feature banner shown on this pa…

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  207. Quick $20 challenge

    Quick $20 challenge

    *For March we are offering our $20 prize for this challenge. Simply enter your favourite shot …

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  208. Photo of the month (February)

    Photo of the month (February)

    *Our February challenge will carry the $20 RB prize for the winner You must have received a fe…

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  209. Photo of the month (January)

    Photo of the month (January)

    *Happy New Year to everyone, to start the new year off our first challenge is the Photo of the …

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  210. Photo of the month (December)

    Photo of the month (December)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of D…

    Closed almost 6 years ago

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  211. Pairs

    Pairs

    *In our new challenge we are looking for shots with a pair of anything that looks similar , tak…

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  212. Photo of the month (November)

    Photo of the month (November)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of N…

    Closed almost 6 years ago

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  213. 6 Legs or more!

    6 Legs or more!

    *We are looking for creatures with 6 or more legs in this challenge, this could include Butterf…

    Closed almost 6 years ago

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  214. Photo of the Month - October

    Photo of the Month - October

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of O…

    Closed almost 6 years ago

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  215. Photo of the month (September)

    Photo of the month (September)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of S…

    Closed about 6 years ago

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  216. Avatar Challenge

    Avatar Challenge

    *We are going to change the group avatar for a while and in this challenge are looking for a ph…

    Closed about 6 years ago

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  217. Photo of the month (July)

    Photo of the month (July)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of J…

    Closed about 6 years ago

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  218. Animals

    Animals

    *For this challenge we are looking for your best work featuring an animal with four legs closeu…

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  219. Photo of the Month (June)

    Photo of the Month (June)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of J…

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  220. Bugs & Butterflies!

    Bugs & Butterflies!

    *We want to see your best shot of either a bug or a butterfly for this challenge*

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  221. Photo of the month (May)

    Photo of the month (May)

    *To enter this challenge your work must have received a featured work banner for the month of M…

    Closed over 6 years ago

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  222. Spring

    Spring

    *We are looking for your personal interpretation of Spring. Your entry should fit in with the c…

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  223. Things with wings!

    Things with wings!

    *This challenge is for anything with wings...well anything to do with nature , we obviously don…

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  224. A touch of blue

    A touch of blue

    *Welcome to our latest challenge, where we are looking for photographs with the colour blue inc…

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  225. New Group Avatar

    New Group Avatar

    *We are looking for a new avatar for the group, and would like to see your best shot that you t…

    Closed over 6 years ago

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  226. Flowers with red

    Flowers with red

    *Our first challenge of 2011 and we are looking for your best shot of a flower which includes t…

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  227. Best of the rest!

    Best of the rest!

    *This challenge will be for all those of you who support our group week in and week out, but ha…

    Closed almost 7 years ago

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  228. Frogs and Toads

    Frogs and Toads

    *As it says on the tin we are looking for shots of Frogs and Toads for this challenge!*

    Closed almost 7 years ago

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  229. Squirrels

    Squirrels

    *We are looking for close-up shots of squirrels for this challenge*

    Closed almost 7 years ago

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  230. Just for fun!

    Just for fun!

    *A quick challenge just for fun! Enter your favourite shot BUT it MUST be in the group or it w…

    Closed almost 7 years ago

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  231. Toadstools and Mushrooms (fungi)

    Toadstools and Mushrooms (fungi)

    It's that time of year when the dampness and warmth provide the perfect growing for mushrooms, …

    Closed almost 7 years ago

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  232. Apes and Monkeys

    Apes and Monkeys

    This challenge is for images of apes and monkeys. The photo must look as natural as possible, i…

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  233.  Its Time for Bug Spray (Macro & Super Macro ONLY)

    Its Time for Bug Spray (Macro & Super Macro ONLY)

    This challenge is about *INSECTS* that *BITE* and *STING* humans. Photos must be taken as close…

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  234. BUTTERFLIES and MOTHS

    BUTTERFLIES and MOTHS

    In this challenge we want to see your BEST images of *BUTTERFLIES* and *MOTHS*. All clear image…

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  235. Mums & Babies (Mammals ONLY)

    Mums & Babies (Mammals ONLY)

    In this challenge we are looking for photos of Mums and their babies. These can be of any MAMMA…

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  236. Leaves

    Leaves

    *This challenge was chosen by Ted Busby the winner of our "Things that don't fly" challenge . W…

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  237. Photographs Of Deer

    Photographs Of Deer

    This challenge was chosen by Johanna (Angeljootje) who won the New Beginnings challenge. She w…

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  238. Grasses

    Grasses

    *We are looking for detailed shots of grasses in their natural environment. No excessive photo …

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  239. New Beginnings

    New Beginnings

    *This challenge was chosen by Micci Shannon the winner of our "Things that fly" challenge. Plea…

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  240. Things that don't fly!

    Things that don't fly!

    *This time round we are looking for things that do not fly..so no insects that fly, birds etc*

    Closed about 7 years ago

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  241. Things that Fly

    Things that Fly

    *It's what it says on the label, Birds, bees, butterflies, beetles etc. If it flies you can ent…

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  242. Anything Goes!

    Anything Goes!

    *This challenge is for anything that comes under the umbrella of "Closeups in Nature" so not re…

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  243. Flowers Only

    Flowers Only

    *A challenge for flowers only, no insects on flowers, just flowers! All entries must be within…

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  244. No Flowers

    No Flowers

    *No florals.this challenge is for animals, birds and insects etc only whilst still sticking to …

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  245. Spring Leaves

    Spring Leaves

    As Spring is in the air, we are looking for shots of leaves opening on trees.

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  246. Bees on Flowers

    Bees on Flowers

    Let's see your best close up shots of bees on flowers.

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  247. Banner Challenge (Featured work)

    Banner Challenge (Featured work)

    Hi! As new hosts we are looking for ideas for a banner to display on a members page when their …

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  248. Group Avatar

    Group Avatar

    We would like to feature a new photo as our group avatar. So enter your very best close up sho…

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  249. Fall closeups

    Fall closeups

    Let's see your best fall closeups in nature. It's spring in the north but fall in the south.…

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  250. Springtime!

    Springtime!

    It's officially spring in the northern hemisphere. Let's see your best springtime closeups in …

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  251. Bug Eyed

    Bug Eyed

    Let's see some of your best close ups of bugs!

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  252. Bird Bird Bird, Bird Is The Word

    Bird Bird Bird, Bird Is The Word

    This challenge is for your best close up bird shots! Let's see whatcha got! All images that a…

    Closed over 7 years ago

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  253. Winter White

    Winter White

    Welcome to our very first challenge! Let's kick things off with some beautiful white macros. …

    Closed over 7 years ago

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