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Valentino Gold Member Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 04th Dec 2004
Fri 31-May-13 06:10 PM

This months theme is Bugs

After flowers one of the more common subjects of macro shooters is bugs. Insects are defined as 6 legged creatures and would not include such things as spiders, which can be great subjects, especially if shot in their web. The number of legs or presence of wings is not limitation, but the subject must be natural, so no electronic listening devices! Spiders, ants, butterflies, roaches, mosquitoes... captured as well composed closeups is what we are looking for.

RULES:
--Post up to 7 images but only one image/post
--Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
--Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners
--When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
--Include a title in the subject line
--Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
--Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
--WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice

The top images will be selected by the previous months winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image will be added to the Macro Contest Winners Gallery

Albert J Valentino
Nikonian Moderator Emeritus

Vantage Point Images
Mastery of Composition is the Key to Great Photography

Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message Christmas Beetle glxman Silver Member
01st Jun 2013
1
Reply message Crusader Bug glxman Silver Member
01st Jun 2013
2
Reply message Blue Damselfly. Scotty45 Silver Member
01st Jun 2013
3
Reply message Blue Damselfly. Scotty45 Silver Member
01st Jun 2013
4
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs glxman Silver Member
02nd Jun 2013
5
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Morning at the Nest jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
02nd Jun 2013
6
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Morning at the Nest rpoyner
10th Jun 2013
51
     Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Morning at the Nest jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
27th Jun 2013
87
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Dew Drop Tiara jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
02nd Jun 2013
7
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Dew Drop Tiara birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
02nd Jun 2013
9
     Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Dew Drop Tiara jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
02nd Jun 2013
11
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Patiently Waiting jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
02nd Jun 2013
8
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Patiently Waiting nikocarol Silver Member
05th Jun 2013
21
     Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Patiently Waiting jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
05th Jun 2013
22
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
02nd Jun 2013
10
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing nikocarol Silver Member
06th Jun 2013
26
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
06th Jun 2013
29
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing pasknucklehead Silver Member
15th Jun 2013
57
     Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Ebony Jewelwing jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
16th Jun 2013
62
Reply message Too many legs to count D2Xstatic Silver Member
02nd Jun 2013
12
Reply message RE: Too many legs to count Scotty45 Silver Member
03rd Jun 2013
14
     Reply message RE: Too many legs to count D2Xstatic Silver Member
05th Jun 2013
23
Reply message Orange Potter Wasp, hunting spider. Scotty45 Silver Member
03rd Jun 2013
13
Reply message Buzzing philipl Gold Member
03rd Jun 2013
15
Reply message RE: Buzzing pasknucklehead Silver Member
15th Jun 2013
58
Reply message RE: Hover In flight birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
04th Jun 2013
16
Reply message Ceranus Blue glxman Silver Member
04th Jun 2013
17
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
05th Jun 2013
18
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
05th Jun 2013
19
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
05th Jun 2013
20
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Whiskers jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
05th Jun 2013
24
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Whiskers pasknucklehead Silver Member
15th Jun 2013
59
     Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs - Whiskers jtmcg Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
27th Jun 2013
88
Reply message Saint Andrews Cross Spider. Scotty45 Silver Member
05th Jun 2013
25
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs-Butterfly nikocarol Silver Member
06th Jun 2013
27
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs fisherd80fun Silver Member
06th Jun 2013
28
Reply message Honey bee on raspberries D2Xstatic Silver Member
06th Jun 2013
30
Reply message RE: Honey bee on raspberries fisherd80fun Silver Member
07th Jun 2013
32
     Reply message RE: Honey bee on raspberries D2Xstatic Silver Member
07th Jun 2013
33
Reply message Huntsman Spider. Scotty45 Silver Member
07th Jun 2013
31
Reply message RE: Huntsman Spider. SheriB Silver Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life.
08th Jun 2013
41
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs massulo Moderator Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
08th Jun 2013
34
Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs massulo Moderator Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
08th Jun 2013
35
Reply message Trespasser BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
08th Jun 2013
36
Reply message Wingspan BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
08th Jun 2013
37
Reply message Pollinating the Earth BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
08th Jun 2013
38
Reply message RE: Pollinating the Earth hnease Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
50
Reply message RE: Pollinating the Earth BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
11th Jun 2013
52
Reply message RE: Pollinating the Earth Izzie Gold Member
12th Jun 2013
54
     Reply message RE: Pollinating the Earth BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
13th Jun 2013
55
Reply message Clinger BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
08th Jun 2013
39
Reply message Orb Spider BSchirm Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
08th Jun 2013
40
Reply message Common Blue Damselfly mebrunsdon Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
42
Reply message Punky Pillar mebrunsdon Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
43
Reply message Wings in Black Currant mebrunsdon Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
44
Reply message Darter mebrunsdon Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
45
Reply message Bumble Bee in False Thistle mebrunsdon Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
46
Reply message Whimsy : He Ain't Heavy mebrunsdon Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
47
Reply message Whimsy 2 : Magic Carpet Ride mebrunsdon Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
48
Reply message Golden Orb Spider. Scotty45 Silver Member
10th Jun 2013
49
Reply message Friendly Spiider Stagecoach Silver Member
12th Jun 2013
53
Reply message Psychedelic Fly SheriB Silver Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life.
13th Jun 2013
56
Reply message Praying Mantis. Scotty45 Silver Member
15th Jun 2013
60
Reply message Black Widow lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
16th Jun 2013
61
Reply message Dragon 2 AUMike Silver Member
17th Jun 2013
63
Reply message Green Shieldbug Checkmate Silver Member
21st Jun 2013
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Reply message Amazon Bug at night JazzDoc Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
22nd Jun 2013
65
Reply message Greta Oto, Costa Rica JazzDoc Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
22nd Jun 2013
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Reply message Brown Mantis; Costa Rica JazzDoc Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
22nd Jun 2013
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Reply message Galapagos Spider and Friend JazzDoc Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
22nd Jun 2013
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Reply message Paper wasp standing guard LeanderTX79 Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message A spider I found LeanderTX79 Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
70
Reply message Honeybee LeanderTX79 Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message Dragonfly out and drying off LeanderTX79 Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message This honeybee got in my way LeanderTX79 Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message Butterfly on Purple Cone Flower LeanderTX79 Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message Honeybee on Rock rose LeanderTX79 Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message Who's Callin Me Yella? buckojimbo Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message Camouflage! buckojimbo Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message Snack time! buckojimbo Silver Member
24th Jun 2013
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Reply message Breakfast Bzox Silver Member
25th Jun 2013
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Reply message In The Heart Of The Flower Bzox Silver Member
25th Jun 2013
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Reply message Attack Bzox Silver Member
25th Jun 2013
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Reply message Red&Black Bzox Silver Member
25th Jun 2013
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Reply message Fly Bzox Silver Member
25th Jun 2013
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Reply message Fresh Nectar Bzox Silver Member
25th Jun 2013
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Reply message Macroglossum Stellatarum Bzox Silver Member
25th Jun 2013
85
Reply message All images poc Silver Member
26th Jun 2013
86
Reply message Spider with Lunch walk43 Gold Member
28th Jun 2013
89
Reply message Bugs at the Cafeteria walk43 Gold Member
28th Jun 2013
90
Reply message Lady Spider Guarding Her Eggs walk43 Gold Member
28th Jun 2013
91
Reply message Hover Fly Washing Face (Head Upside Down) walk43 Gold Member
28th Jun 2013
92
Reply message NBA Candidate walk43 Gold Member
28th Jun 2013
93
Reply message Paper Wasp 1 D2Xstatic Silver Member
28th Jun 2013
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Reply message Paper Wasp 2 D2Xstatic Silver Member
28th Jun 2013
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Reply message Honey Bee on clover D2Xstatic Silver Member
28th Jun 2013
96
Reply message Damselfly? D2Xstatic Silver Member
28th Jun 2013
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Reply message RE: Damselfly? rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
29th Jun 2013
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     Reply message RE: Damselfly? D2Xstatic Silver Member
30th Jun 2013
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Reply message Honey Bee on Lavender D2Xstatic Silver Member
28th Jun 2013
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Reply message Trampolines Are Fun walk43 Gold Member
28th Jun 2013
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Reply message Look Ma...No Wings walk43 Gold Member
28th Jun 2013
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
29th Jun 2013
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
29th Jun 2013
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
29th Jun 2013
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Reply message RE: June Contest: Bugs rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
29th Jun 2013
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Reply message Angle Shades Moth Checkmate Silver Member
29th Jun 2013
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Reply message RE: Angle Shades Moth WK Silver Member
30th Jun 2013
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     Reply message RE: Angle Shades Moth Checkmate Silver Member
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