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Founded 9 Years ago
Jan 21, 2010


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Art Collection

3,799 Members
3,158 Watchers
94,849 Pageviews
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Gallery Folders

Rock on Carrick beach 2 by BlonderMoment
Little Green Frog by mariquasunbird1
Avatar Frog by PaganFireSnake
Flowers, Plants, Leaves, Moss, etc.
Fluffy Flowers by wondergirl100
Flowers - 4 by Daisy-Flauriossa
Living Star by puppydogbonz
Winter Orchid by Coigach
Mushrooms, Fungi
The Best Stipe by SpiderMilkshake
Return to the forest by shokisan
Deep in the forest by RavenMontoya
 Lii by indojo
Water Drops, Water
fated by IreneHorvath
Shades of red by LiaCam
Water beads by LiaCam
Winter Tears by RavenMontoya
Snowflakes, Frost, Ice Crystals, Snow
Winter by Elremerle
Frozen by Mogrianne
Cold outside 3 by BlonderMoment
Small ice floe catches the last sunlight by AStoKo
Insects, Invertebrates
Band- Eyed Drone Fly by isischneider
Surprise guests by Miarath
Butterfly by Balrogofchaos
centerguard by indojo
Gray Beauty by Bastet-mrr
Wild Boars by silentmemoria
Wild Boar on the street by silentmemoria
Rocky Mtn. Elk by Lonestarnoctus123
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) by PhotoDragonBird
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) by PhotoDragonBird
Swans in morning mist by Sara-Roth
Immature Jay Trying To Drink by JocelyneR
Amphibians, Reptiles, Aquatic Creatures
Auckland Green Gecko-8505 by Christina-Phillips
Blue frog by shade-pl
ikan mas II by indojo
Longhorn Cowfish by DavidGrieninger
Misc Nature - webs, feathers, shells, rocks
Alien's Cave? by skarzynscy
a holiday postcard by burcyna
Heartwarming Autumn by andersartigkeit
36 Meters Underground - Cueva de Los Verdes by skarzynscy
Contest - Winter Wonders 2012
Bumblebees and More Theme
Bee on a locust flower by Mogrianne
Birds Theme
I See You Whoo Hoo by SilkenWinds
Water Droplet Theme
Pinpricks by WinterLover29
Close to Winter Theme
Flake snow border by YourFavoriteProfil
Holiday Card Theme
Happy Holidays Chickadee by Jenna-Rose
Mushroom Theme
Fungi by indojo
Autumn Theme
Autumn by charcoalfeather
Contest-Winning Photos
Petite fleur by Elysium6
Spring Contest 2012
Portrait of a flower by daliahme
Contest - SC, Winter into Spring 2011
Last Snow on Buds by Mogrianne
Contest - Spring Flowers 2010
the fiery start by veraleee
Contest - Baby Animals 2010
Sweet fluff by DanaAnderson
Contest - Green for St. Patrick's Day 2010
Falling by Katja-Spectraliquid
Contest - Valentine Roses 2010
Crystal I by Romanara
Flowers, Plants, Leaves, Moss, etc. 1-closed
D e v o t i o n by MarcoHeisler
Flowers, Plants, Leaves, Moss, etc. 2-closed
destruction by indojo




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Welcome & Rules/Submission Guidelines


:star: Welcome & Becoming a Member :star:

Welcome to CloseToNature, a group for people who love nature and getting close to it!

This group will focus on "close-up" photographs of flowers, mushrooms, insects, animals, snowflakes, water drops, etc, and is for everyone, every kind of photographer: beginners, pros, amateurs, hobbyists, etc.

Anyone who wishes to join is free to do so, just click the "join this group" button (found at the top of the page) and wait to be approved.

Be sure to thoroughly read the rules/guidelines before joining and/or submitting art.

Please be kind and polite to one another, follow the submission guidelines, share your art, make friends, and most importantly - enjoy this group!

And if you're unsure about anything or have any questions, be sure to ask!


:star: Accepted / Not Accepted Media :star:

:bulletred: Photography.

This group is specifically for photography, be it digital or film. No heavily-edited photos, digital or traditional art will be accepted, sorry.

As long as the rules are followed, I will accept any/all photos EXCEPT: landscapes, skyscapes, waterscapes.

While this group is for nature photography, it focuses on being "close" to nature; such as getting down & dirty to get that flower or insect shot, or having the chance to be up-close-and-personal with a wild animal. Not shots of entire fields, sky, lakes, etc.


A photo of a tree branch with leaves/ice or texture/bark would be accepted, but a photo of the entire tree (especially at a distance) would not be accepted.

A photo of a single flower or a group of flowers where they take up almost the whole image would be accepted, but a photo of a field of flowers would not be accepted.

A photo of a water droplet(s) on a flower, leaf, feathers, etc will be accepted, but a photo of a water droplet(s) on a non-nature object such as paper will not be accepted.


:star: Rules / Submission Guidelines :star:

:bulletred: Submissions must be of "close-tonature" photography.

:bulletred: No heavily-edited or manipulated photos, object photos, or land/sky/waterscape shots will be accepted.

:bulletred: You may submit two (2) photos per member per week.

:bulletred: Please submit into the correct gallery folder; if you're unsure, ask first.

:bulletred: Submissions will never be declined due to "lack of quality" or personal taste/preference, only if the above rules are not followed. I greatly believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; this group is for all artists/art, not just for the "best" artists/art.

:bulletred: And again, be kind and polite, and enjoy the group! If you have any questions, feel free to ask by comment, note (to the group or me personally).

Hello, hope everyone is well and that your holidays were great!

For those of you wondering, this group IS STILL ACTIVE! It's just that myself and our contributors are busy with every day off-line life; jobs, families, health problems, etc, especially over the holiday season.

We desperately NEED contributors, people who can be here at least 1-2 times per week to vote on submissions. So if anyone is interested, please leave me a comment here. Any help would be great!

To anyone who's submissions have been declined, please feel free to resubmit them.

Thank you and have a good day!
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Heathermarie321 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the request!!
Miarath Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017   General Artist
Thanks for the request! :huggle:
Foxy-Poptart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
emily7898 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Photographer
hopefully i can join this group :D ( you should check out my new instagram Emily__Christine0923 it has lots of animal photos and i am going to get more soon!)
AStoKo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Rolling flower Thank you 
Chelsey-Dunn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for requesting my work! (:
DavidGrieninger Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request Hug 
ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request :)
Calitha-Lena Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
submission expired D:
Spadefr0g Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
here too
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