Extreme Close-Ups - Macro Photography only

Macro Images taken with a Camera using a Macro Lens or Equivalent

The FACE of the INSECT or BUG

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

A challenge for EXTREME CLOSE-UP photography taken at the limit of your current equipment, zoom fully zoomed out or macro lens at its maximum magnification or very tightly cropped if you do not have a zoom or macro lens.

Let’s see how good you amazing artists really are.

We want to see the inspect/bugs face only, anything more than just the face and the image may well be rejected

Any insect or bug – but only the face !!

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote as many times as you like on as many images as you like

Rewards & Prizes

Featured Artist, bragging rights, and winner’s banner

Additional Information

Please ensure that your submitted image has been posted and accepted into the Extreme Closeup Group – if it not in the group then it WILL be removed AND finally, please no soliciting for votes folks – that is just not playing fair

Another Challenge will be set very soon for a new Featured Artists Banner

A perfect example of what we want to see in this challenge is on the right.

Cover Image: Dragonfly by jimhoffman2


The Top Ten

Dragonfly Up Close by Barbara  Brown

Dragonfly Up Close by Barbara Brown was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

  • lil monster by katpartridge
  • Archimantis latistyla by andrachne
  • Dragon Mug Shot by Macky
  • Julia Heliconian butterfly by Eyal Nahmias
  • Tiger beetle head close-up by Gabor Pozsgai
  • Caught red handed by Yool
  • LadyBug by AnnDixon
  • Saddle Grasshopper by globeboater
  • Face Of The Carolina Wolf Spider by Kathy Baccari

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