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Submission Rules!

To not fill the whole box "how to" in the blog I will take the full rule change here!

The new way!

:star:One submission per week and nothing more.
Those who send in two will have the last one showing up declined and I will comment on that one why it got declined.

New folders have been added to this change!
:star:Nature - In this one goes every bug you can think of as well)
:star:Animal - Horses, Squirrels, Cats, Dogs You name it :)
:star:Humans - I won't allow artistic nude since the age difference in this group (yeah call me old ;))

The themed Week:
The themed folder will be open between the dates 18 - 30 April.
:star: Theme:Spring!
This theme is all about spring!
The basic idea is for you all, to get out in the nature and take a photograph in the lines of Macro or Close-up!
:star: It's optional to take part in this themed week and the normal rules for submission apply that week as well :)

If you got any question feel free to ask :)

Gallery Folders

Rose by myEos94
Little Bit by ghost3k
Dandelion by RobinHedberg
Bug Eyes, Baby by DavidMCoyle
Fox by RobinHedberg
Snow is Fun by TheMarchStudios
Alicia by BarbaraStephanie
Gloeckchen by si-n
Happiness by Liraa
Bitter Sweet Photography 11 by RussianJewel
Iris - selfportrait by FLixter
Power Lasts by darkHunTer2009
shoe by koditza
O____________________________O by InFunkWeTrust
Neptune by hiimlucifer
. Liquids . by KimberleePhotography
Water Droplets
Wet Leaf by darkmonkey78
Prayer by russinov
Food and Drinks
Rojo como pimientos by Wesche
Beer by VodkaEeHalls
bread II by pLateauce
Green lemons... by PaigeMills
Themed Folder
Anticipaiton by CecilyAndreuArtwork
A Different Angle by MyReasonInLife
Unfold by FriendFrog
Blameless by InLightImagery
December 2009
.:.Painted Leaves.:. by Ailedda
winter flower by e-claude
Fragile by Froggy1294
The Key to Love by artistic-illusions
January 2010
Slip by RaBBiTKa
Fanfare by Trumpeteer34
Wolf Spider Posing by KeldBach
White Lily Stamens by KeldBach
Gallery Eye Candy


Snowflake by RokkeR Snowflake :iconrokker:RokkeR 586 89 Little one by Mademoiselle-P Little one :iconmademoiselle-p:Mademoiselle-P 32 33 roadside flower by honda-vfr roadside flower :iconhonda-vfr:honda-vfr 4 5 Blowed by Sedma Blowed :iconsedma:Sedma 369 110 Crisp Flower by ali-strong Crisp Flower :iconali-strong:ali-strong 2 0 Unlock my heart by Fatooome Unlock my heart :iconfatooome:Fatooome 169 72 drops like pearls. by nuage-indigo drops like pearls. :iconnuage-indigo:nuage-indigo 53 11 spring. by AdrianaKH-75 spring. :iconadrianakh-75:AdrianaKH-75 1,919 164 drops world by AdrianaKH-75 drops world :iconadrianakh-75:AdrianaKH-75 19 4 Kus Bakisi Istanbul by bunyaminsalman Kus Bakisi Istanbul :iconbunyaminsalman:bunyaminsalman 595 238 on the eyes of a rabbit by kookoomonster on the eyes of a rabbit :iconkookoomonster:kookoomonster 3 3 Cookies and Milk by La-Vita-a-Bella Cookies and Milk :iconla-vita-a-bella:La-Vita-a-Bella 2,528 850 Maple Sap by Allystia Maple Sap :iconallystia:Allystia 36 10 Hopper of Grass by duggiehoo Hopper of Grass :iconduggiehoo:duggiehoo 60 30 Skulls. by Cariad1975 Skulls. :iconcariad1975:Cariad1975 3 2


Some fancy clubs that might catch your interest!

:iconnaturephotographer::iconnatures-beauty-club::iconinsect-lovers-club: :iconda-flowers::iconmountainshots::icontheskyclub:
:iconacid-burst-love-fed: :iconwonderful-world: :iconphotoassignment: :iconartisancraft::iconcapture-that:
:iconshutter-vision::iconportraitclub::iconthe-big-cats-club::iconscapes-club::iconbeautyclub::iconstill-life-art::icondream-club::iconex-po-zure::iconbeautifulfotography::iconflower-club::iconcountry-life-club::iconfeatherclub::iconmyenchantedforest::iconoptimal-photo::iconclubinvite::iconshowmeyourworld::iconphotography-key::iconroseloversclub::iconcamerawhore::iconcallmeoriginal::icondigital-artisans::iconphotolovers::iconpeopleclub::iconim-a-believer-club::iconthematicart::iconem-portugues::iconchildren-club::iconabstract--reality::iconretrophotoclub: :icontheme-of-the-month:

Work under progress, this list will be done soon!


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:bulletpurple:This weeks News!:bulletpurple:

A new week.

So in the start of this new week I have taken myself sometime to look around on dA for good information about close-up photograph and Macro photography, I will later today post a journal fully about this subject, with tutorials, journals and news worth spending time reading.

Until then, grab the camera and out in the chilly morning with you all!

Much Love Dirzha - Fia Lagerdahl :heart:

A new group for nature lovers around Da have been made and I'm a contributor in it.

Please make a visit there and share you love for nature all around us :heart:


Interview with Keld Bach

Interview with Femke Vrieswijk

Interview with Toxikomani

Interview with Kay

Interview with Debby Gay

Interview with Teakster

Over and out - Dirzha

:bulletgreen:I want to bring to you is this group which owner kindly invited me today to:
:iconmacrostudio:  They are fairly new and look for wonderful members! So Take a little stroll over to them and share your love for macro with them! :heart:

We also have some more groups that I love being a member of and they could need more members who support them:

A group that deserves more attention is also orchidbeauty
So if you just simply love Orchids and can't get enough of them, take a visit!

:bulletgreen:The Interview project:bulletgreen:

Hello all of you wonderful members!

Everyone will be interviewed I promise you but you have to keep in mind that this is a long term project that I have created to make you guys feel more personal in this group, to bring forward the photographer of the photographs we see in our galleries.

How all this will work!
:bulletgreen: I will give everyone who have signed up a week when their interview will be published!
:bulletgreen: Everyone get a sheet of questions to answer, I will mark which once that is important and then the photographer can chose what questions he/she wants to answer.
:bulletgreen: I will publish the interview here, as a news article and in my personal journal, hopefully there are some groups willing to help out with getting these interviews published.
:bulletgreen: My personal blog about photography will publish everyone of the interviews.

:star:What do you want to ask another photographer?!:star:

This is important for me and for this project, cause I know what I want to have asked to all you phtographers but I want to know what you would like to know about another photographers.

So do you have a question you always would like to ask a photographer, or all photographers, then add it in  a comment on this journal entry and I will bring it into the interview. I will try to get as many into it as possible

:bulletgreen: The list of amazing photographer who wants to be interviewed!
This list is created by taking the person who commented first on the poll and then to the last one commented on the poll, to make it as fair as possible.

Toxikomani - Interview publish Will be done as soon as respond comes in
femketje -  Interview publish Week 20
o-kaykay - Interview publish Week 21
debgay -  Interview publish Week 22
overclouded - Interview publish Week 23
Teakster - Interview publish Week 24
KittiesGoShoot - Interview publish Week 25
NefertitiSmenkare - Interview publish Week 26
Clo75 - Interview publish Week 27
SeptemberRay - Interview publish Week 28
isarulz - Interview publish Week 29
rala-flytrap-gator-o - Interview publish Week 30
SparklersOasis - Interview publish Week 31
photonerd16 - Interview publish Week 32
Olorin-The-Grey - Interview publish Week 33
PASOV - Interview publish Week 34
WhiteGaby - Interview publish Week 35
jvrichardson - Interview publish Week 36
Fatooome - Interview publish Week 37
Brokenwings1153 - Interview publish Week 38
Cocooue - Interview publish Week 39
BlackLinerBaby - Interview publish Week 40
artalis - Interview publish Week 41
ivya-cz - Interview publish Week 42
morethanprincess - Interview publish Week 43
ReachForTheStarfish - Interview publish Week 44
MigleGolubickaite - Interview publish Week 45
Makargina - Interview publish Week 46
carrionshine - Interview publish Week 47
Hieronimus-art - Interview publish Week 48
Ubersinnlich - Interview publish Week 49
Strikethecamera - Interview publish Week 50
artistic-illusions - Interview publish Week 51
teyasaveleva - Interview publish Week 52
tuja-in-wonderland - Interview publish Week 1
dukeofspade - Interview publish Week 2 - 2011
ReachingFlames - Interview Publish Week 3 - 2011
nivaun - Interview publish week 4

...jeez, this list is amazing and I managed to get much work, and I LOVE IT! :w00t:

:bulletpurple:How to do all the important things here!

How to submit:
:star: Go to the front page -> Close-Ups
:star: Go to Contribute Art and choose the right folder: December 2009 or Featured, but remember One submission to December and one to Featured or Two to December collection!
You get to choose!

How to join!
:star: Go to our front page --> Close-Ups
:star: Press the button that says: Join our group!
:star: You will be accepted at once!

Watchers wont be able to submit anything into the group but if you become a member you will be able to do that!

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Dirzha Took over this group only a few month ago.
There have been some changes to the group and hopefully it's still pleasant to be a member of the group/club

The woman behind Dirzha
I come from Sweden and have lived there all of my life, in the coast of Sweden.
I'm named Fia Lagerdahl and I have been into photographing for ten years now but started to really practice it only two years ago.
I fell in love with macro and close-up at once I started with it!

I believe that you as a macro and/or close-up photographer can show the rest of the world a totally new world, that not many believe exist!







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KatiUnique Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016   General Artist
Many Thanks for accepting me :rose:
OK-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
5 submissions of mine this group even alive? ;)
Roses-to-Ashes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
come join :iconmagnify-life:Magnify-Life A great new group your sure to enjoy!!
MamzelleZephyr Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think so ;)
whikiko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi guys! please visit my newest deviation! :D (Big Grin)
nimraaijaz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group active anymore?? :l
Arayashikinoshaka Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Submissions expired :(
WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:kiss: Love from Beijing!

:kiss: Love from Beijing!

:kiss: Love from Beijing!
bluesgrass Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, thank you so much for accepting me.
Pamba Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There's a lot that get expired here, is there anyone or should I leave
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