NEW macro challenge: motion

posted July 17th, 2017
Thanks to Joanne @gardencat for hosting the previous macro challenge and to all who entered. I am hosting the new challenge.

The theme for this round will be motion. Whether you want to freeze something that’s moving or include some intentional blur is up to you, but get in close and take a photo that represents the topic of “motion.”

Please tag your photos with macros-motion

Although it’s not required, please consider posting your entries on this thread to bump the challenge back to the top of the “Themes & Competitions” list.

The challenge starts on July 17 and will end on July 31. Entries must be taken and posted within those dates.

Previous topics: candy, knobs, buttons, cutlery, wood, eye, jewelry, stationery, fruit or fruits, water drops, St. Patrick’s Day, feathers, food, rust, leaf, herb/spice, money, tools, shells, toys, textures, bubbles, bugs, flowers, seeds

I am eager to see your macros of motion. Have fun!
posted July 18th, 2017
Popping up
posted July 18th, 2017
Let go
posted July 18th, 2017
@marcy0414 Thanks for the tag Marcy - interesting topic. Will give it a go. Cheers
posted July 18th, 2017
Thanks for including me Marcy
posted July 18th, 2017
@marcy0414 Thanks for including me. I'll definitely try my hand at this!
posted July 18th, 2017
Good one. I just took the perfect macro for this.
posted July 19th, 2017
@marcy0414 A nice challenging topic! Thanks for tagging me!
posted July 19th, 2017
@marcy0414 Looks great fun - I won't have access to my proper camera for most of that time though, so I won't this time. But thanks for thinking of me - another time! I will be interested to see other people's pictures for it.
posted July 19th, 2017
Thank you for tagging me. I will try it!
posted July 19th, 2017
@marcy0414 Thanks for the tag Marcy :)
posted July 19th, 2017
" Second Hand Time" is my effort, I had to think outside the box to capture movement on a macro image, its a great idea for the challenge Marcy @marcy0414
posted July 19th, 2017
Here's mine -- Tumbling Dice
posted July 20th, 2017
Hooked on swinging
posted July 20th, 2017
Bee happy
posted July 20th, 2017
Thanks to all who posted here and entered so far -- well done!
posted July 21st, 2017

posted July 21st, 2017
Mating Dragonflies Flying
posted July 21st, 2017
motion in a video on my smartphone
posted July 21st, 2017
Thanks for tagging me, I'll have to think about it
posted July 22nd, 2017
posted July 22nd, 2017
This looks like a great deal of fun. I'm in.
posted July 25th, 2017
@marcy0414 Thanks for tagging me! Great idea!
posted July 29th, 2017
posted July 29th, 2017
This challenge has indeed been proving quite a challenging for me. I had thought of entering this but, on consideration, I think it is not really a 'macro' shot. Oh well, a couple of days left to see if I can get something.
posted July 29th, 2017
@gardencat I'm certainly no expert, but I participate in a Flickr group that has a maximum size of 3 inches (7.6 cm) to be considered a macro. I don't know if there's a certain expectation here. Anyone? Feel free to enter it if you consider it a macro. Thanks!
posted July 29th, 2017
@marcy0414 I'm not an expert either but my general feeling is that the subject should be larger than life size and I don't think the butterflies in this shot actually are larger than they'd be in life.

Might be interesting to get the opinion of someone who is more expert in this feel.
posted July 29th, 2017
@gardencat I like your definition and would also like to hear what others think. As far as "rules" go, though, I think everyone is pretty easy going on this site from what I've seen :)
posted July 30th, 2017
Well, I think this shot is more of a macro but not at all sure it conveys motion but the end approaches so this is my best attempt. I've discovered that capturing motion in a macro is a true challenge, for me at least.



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