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Weekly Macro Challenge - Ending 8.00pm Sunday 21st June - Needle


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philstan 4 556 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2020 9:46AM
The topic for this week is 'needle(s)'. There are plenty of types to choose from and you can stay indoors or venture out to find a suitable tree but unfortunately your next visit to the tattoo parlour is still unlikely to be possible due to coronavirus regulations. Needless to say that your macro image should be pin-sharp Wink (thought I'd get in first with that one).

The all important rules:

1. The challenge is just for fun.
2. Your image must be taken after the theme is announced.
3. The image must be uploaded in a comment in this thread by 8pm (UK time) on the following Sunday
4. Images only in this thread - discussion in the 'Weekly Macro Challenge - Discussion' thread
5. Only one upload per member
6. The person who hosts is the judge for that week's challenge and the judge’s decision is final
7. The winner gets to create, run and judge the challenge for the following week
8. Try not to get stuck by this topic

Good luck.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.3k 9 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 1:35PM
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
20 Jun 2020 1:04PM
Pine needles - they look more like small cucumbers at this magnification!
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
20 Jun 2020 1:53PM

Teazle (I think)
EddieAC Plus
16 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2020 10:59AM

I see Malc had the same idea as I did but I have to go with it as I'm out all day today now. Smile

I found a low hanging branch of a tree with a really small cone growing as well and had to use burst mode as it was a bit windy.
petebfrance 9 3.0k France
21 Jun 2020 12:03PM
Tangled Mess


note: I was expecting to find one of those neat little packets of needles in the 'sewing box,' so this wasn't what I'd planned at all. Hence the title, hence messing up (my excuse, anywayWink )
French knots (knot sewn by me, if you were wondering).314095_1592745122.jpg
RobD 1 81 1 Guernsey
21 Jun 2020 4:04PM
Mitakon 1-5x at 2x 20 images stacked in Helicon.

feen96 7 373 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2020 4:27PM
Hi All, long time no see, I just had the urge to do a little studio work but I'm woefully out of practice and my lights aren't playing Ball but Here's an attempt, a poor entry but hayHo 248851_1592753213.jpg
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
21 Jun 2020 5:50PM
philstan 4 556 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2020 8:14PM
Ok time is up. Be back after a bit of dinner and a slurp of Sicilian red.
philstan 4 556 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2020 10:04PM
Sorry for the delay, got side tracked with a phone call. A good variety of needles sewing hand and machine, embroidery and plant based. A fair degree of indecision seemed to be about with brief appearance of cactus spines from our moderator that morphed into pine needles......

There has to be a winner and my choice this week with strong lines and vivid colour is Dave. Well done and over to you.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.3k 9 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2020 10:05PM
Thank you Phil both for the challenge and selecting mine.
Back tomorrow with this weeks challenge.
feen96 7 373 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2020 10:08PM
Well done Dave and thanks for the challenge Phil
petebfrance 9 3.0k France
21 Jun 2020 10:14PM
Well done Dave and thanks for the challenge PhilSmile