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05/27/2012 12:13:50 AM · #1
...because there will be tons of leafs, droplets, bugs... other well known boring macro objects, but that's the challenge.

Instead, try to vote like you're seeing the very first time such a gallery ;)
05/27/2012 12:26:42 AM · #2
I still think it would be nice to see something different. It seems to me that something different scores low. Spring Challenge - case in point. The amount of flowers on the first 2 pages made me ill, even though they were technically shot well. That's why everyone is having so much fun with the " jmritz " Challenge- everyone gets to work outside their comfort zone. I'm new to this site ( 14 challenges), so if I'm out of line, just tell me so. I'm also new to photography and this site has done nothing but improve my photography, so I'm not knocking DPChallenge. Everyone on the site has been nothing but helpful.
05/27/2012 12:55:15 AM · #3
Outside of the ordinary is always good! But so is the occasional lesson in how to shoot a good bug, or a good blade of grass. We can all work on our techniques - some are newer at the game than others, too. So yeah, we may have seen bugs and plants before, but it's all good. Enjoy the view!
05/27/2012 06:45:32 AM · #4
A good photograph should be both, 'different' as well as shot with good composition, focus, colour etc.... But usually both these atributes are not seen together. In such cases i find that 'different' images usually get lesser score than they deserve. Green macro will throw up some superbly shot stereotypes, but can they they distinguish themselves with a wiff of novelty? Lets hope so....
05/27/2012 06:50:01 AM · #5
I really don't care what people enter as long as it's not a water drop or wine glass. They make me....well fall asleep.
05/27/2012 07:22:21 AM · #6
In the triumvirate of DPC cliches that often get mentioned - Insect Macros - Water drops - Wine glasses- i actually really enjoy insect macros a lot. I love insects so that helps. Never seen a boring insect. I also really like a lot of the water drops as well. I admire the kind of zen-like patience that those photographers use to get the images and the endless patterns and zen like physics that appear.

I hate wine glass shots though. Those things should be drunk out of not photographed.
05/27/2012 01:20:51 PM · #7
Originally posted by AV3333:

[snip] Green macro will throw up [snip]....


Freudian slip or intended pun! ;-)

(not a bad idea, though... a macro of green vomit... it certainly would be different...)

-mefnj
05/27/2012 03:49:44 PM · #8
I'm with 21_F.gif Melethia here. Looking forward to see the results, and I don't mind a bug or drop in a green wine glass :)
05/27/2012 04:42:16 PM · #9
I admire bug macros. I'm amazed that people can do it. Every time I try to get a macro, the littlest wind throws off my focus.
05/27/2012 04:50:33 PM · #10
Originally posted by vawendy:

I admire bug macros. I'm amazed that people can do it. Every time I try to get a macro, the littlest wind throws off my focus.


Squirrels = Pests = Bugs. :)
05/27/2012 05:08:28 PM · #11
Originally posted by vawendy:

I admire bug macros. I'm amazed that people can do it. Every time I try to get a macro, the littlest wind throws off my focus.


Don't eat beans or onions the day before.
05/27/2012 11:26:21 PM · #12
Originally posted by jagar:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I admire bug macros. I'm amazed that people can do it. Every time I try to get a macro, the littlest wind throws off my focus.


Don't eat beans or onions the day before.

Excellent advice for first dates, too. :-)
05/28/2012 12:55:08 PM · #13
So, does "green as your primary color" mean the subject should be predominantly green, or could the frame be predominantly green (i.e. the background) with a complimentary, non-green, subject?
05/28/2012 01:18:46 PM · #14
It makes me green thinking about all the bugs, wine glasses, and water drops I'm going to see. And yet again, it makes me green ( with envy ) thinking of all these good technical photos that I, as a mere mortal, am not yet capable of shooting.
05/28/2012 09:25:49 PM · #15
I am trying something different and not sure if folks would like it! they might say DNMC! But I think I did good with the shot, praising my-self ;)
05/29/2012 02:32:15 PM · #16
Almost came out of retirement for this challenge because I love shooting jumping spiders which have wonderfully irridescent green jaws. Of course I had seen two large ones the day before I noticed the challenge and now I can't find one to save my life... :(
05/29/2012 02:39:13 PM · #17
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Almost came out of retirement for this challenge because I love shooting jumping spiders which have wonderfully irridescent green jaws. Of course I had seen two large ones the day before I noticed the challenge and now I can't find one to save my life... :(


Or maybe you can't find one to save theirs... :)
05/29/2012 02:39:25 PM · #18
Color of my snot is coming out yellow today instead of the regular green like most days. Looks like I'll be absent from this challenge.

CS
05/29/2012 03:10:26 PM · #19
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Almost came out of retirement for this challenge because I love shooting jumping spiders which have wonderfully irridescent green jaws. Of course I had seen two large ones the day before I noticed the challenge and now I can't find one to save my life... :(


I'm so glad!! Because your jumping spiders are awesome and we wouldn't have stood a chance...
05/29/2012 03:30:52 PM · #20
Originally posted by vawendy:

Every time I try to get a macro, the littlest wind throws off my focus.

With the widespread adoption of wind turbines as electric generators, I'm thinking of starting a business where the wind farm can call me in case of persistent still air -- I'll be there within two hours and take off my lens cap ... ;-)
05/29/2012 05:04:48 PM · #21
Originally posted by cosmicassassin:

Color of my snot is coming out yellow today instead of the regular green like most days. Looks like I'll be absent from this challenge.

CS


I believe color shifting is legal in basic as long as it is aplied to the entire image. Show us your snots
05/29/2012 05:07:42 PM · #22
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by cosmicassassin:

Color of my snot is coming out yellow today instead of the regular green like most days. Looks like I'll be absent from this challenge.

CS


I believe color shifting is legal in basic as long as it is aplied to the entire image. Show us your snots


Snot gonna happen
05/29/2012 05:24:23 PM · #23
That was the most agonizing submission to date! In the end, I chose the one not that I liked best, but that I thought would be the most interesting.

The one I rejected had water drops, green bugs, pentacle shaped leaves, spiders with green teeth, and they were all dancing in a wine glass. It was awesomeness personified in a macro.

So you can only imagine how cool the other one must be! Looking forward to your votes!
05/29/2012 05:29:52 PM · #24
Originally posted by knikki:

That was the most agonizing submission to date! In the end, I chose the one not that I liked best, but that I thought would be the most interesting.

The one I rejected had water drops, green bugs, pentacle shaped leaves, spiders with green teeth, and they were all dancing in a wine glass. It was awesomeness personified in a macro.

So you can only imagine how cool the other one must be! Looking forward to your votes!


At least to didn't serve it all on a bed of green post-it notes atop a light box. Nice restraint.
05/29/2012 05:33:58 PM · #25
Hey! Don't out my top contender here! Those post-its are EXTREMELY artistic. I'm quite proud of them, actually.
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