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Weekly Macro Challenge - ends 6pm Sunday 1 April - Buds and Shoots

oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
25 Mar 2012 8:10PM
Well, it's springtime and there are signs of new life everywhere you look. This week's challenge is "Buds and Shoots." So it's time to get outside, if the weather holds! Indoor arrangements also OK, though.

The Rules:
1. The challenge is just for fun.
2. All images must be taken after the theme is announced.
3. All images must be uploaded by 6 pm on the 1st April in the Macro group photo area.
4. The title of your entry should begin "Weekly Macro Challenge".
5. Only one upload per member.
6. Please feel free to comment on the entries once judging is complete.
7. The person who hosts is the judge for that week challenge and the judge’s decision is final.
8. The winner gets to create, run and judge the challenge for the following week.
9. Have fun

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oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 8:38AM
Boing! Time to remind everyone about this week's challenge. Weather is still lovely and the clocks have gone foward so there's time to get outside after work.
dwilkin Plus
11 24.3k United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 12:08PM
Only if you don't finish work at 7:30 every evening, as I do... Sad
oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
28 Mar 2012 12:10PM
... in which case there's plenty of daylight before you start Tongue
oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 10:24AM
Come on chaps and chapesses! Only today and tomorrow left, and not a single entry yet. Eek!
oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 6:19PM
Well, looks like I brought the kiss of death to the macro challenge again by choosing an unpopular theme. Sad Nevertheless we have three worthy entries Smile and it's a difficult to judge as ever.

I like all the entries this week, but the winner is Stuart463. I'll post some comments in due course, but thanks to each of you for entering and over to you, Stuart, for next week's challenge.
darranl 8 318 England
1 Apr 2012 6:25PM

Quote:Well, looks like I brought the kiss of death to the macro challenge again by choosing an unpopular theme.

Actually I thought it was a brilliant theme and I have probably about 10 images to choose from, unfortunately if working then outdoor themes are announced on a Sunday which can mean you need to fit in the taking and processing of images with everything else over the weekend.
1 Apr 2012 7:00PM
Thanks oldblokeh (wish I knew your first name). Like Darran I had several images to choose from - the weathers been great this week for getting out in the garden. The one I chose was only taken today as the tree has only just come to life in the last 24 hours.

Will be back later with a forum post for next weeks challenge - hopefully one that will attract more entrants!

Regards, Stuart
oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 7:03PM
Hint, look in my profile. Wink Anyway, my name is Steve, but most people call me ... ... ... ... SteveTongue
1 Apr 2012 7:24PM
Cheers Steve

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