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Contributors have exhibited extreme talent and precision in their art and can submit 3 deviation a week to the featured folder. (only the best works of course) The contributors will be picked by me and our other admins. (asking for a contributor spot will not get you in. Contributors can not vote either)











Straight Through My Heart by kyokosphotos Straight Through My Heart :iconkyokosphotos:kyokosphotos 332 43 70 by Sturmherz 70 :iconsturmherz:Sturmherz 33 2 Chocoeur by OK-Photography Chocoeur :iconok-photography:OK-Photography 3 5 Pine Cone by cupplesey Pine Cone :iconcupplesey:cupplesey 98 11 Chinese Rose Orange I by Philluppus Chinese Rose Orange I :iconphilluppus:Philluppus 64 23 .Sharing the Spoils. by MorningtideMedia .Sharing the Spoils. :iconmorningtidemedia:MorningtideMedia 9 3 Christmas lights by rbrew Christmas lights :iconrbrew:rbrew 7 0 welkes blatt by woisvogi welkes blatt :iconwoisvogi:woisvogi 0 0 Charlotte's necklace by JanneO Charlotte's necklace :iconjanneo:JanneO 2,606 420 ugur yuku by lisans ugur yuku :iconlisans:lisans 275 41 optical by sa-nick86 optical :iconsa-nick86:sa-nick86 142 30 newcomer by indojo newcomer :iconindojo:indojo 152 42 Harmony by laharjinggamurka Harmony :iconlaharjinggamurka:laharjinggamurka 12 3 Waiting for response.... by MasdevalliaJR Waiting for response.... :iconmasdevalliajr:MasdevalliaJR 92 27 runaway by theveronicca runaway :icontheveronicca:theveronicca 163 24 Bug love by Fyrrea Bug love :iconfyrrea:Fyrrea 200 89


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Rules at a glance

Welcome ! :w00t:

In this group members may submit their Macro or Close-Up photos. This means pictures with a ratio close to 1:1 or pictures that aren't strictly macro but are deemed close-up. If you have any doubt whether your picture is close-up enough to be accepted or not, submit it and we will be the judges of that.

Your submission must be a photograph and meet our standards. Make sure to read our rules & browse our gallery to see what gets accepted or not.

You can submit 2 deviations per day.

Then let's get started, we're waiting for your submissions !! :happybounce:


A few signs of Life from your Management


Orchidea and water drops by Sabiritip and many other incredible captures can be found in our
"Featured" folder, feel free to explore!

Hello dear Members

After weeks and months without much word from us, MamzelleZephyr & TomGarot we are more than overdue on a little Status Update.
So first of all apologies for keeping a low profile for way too long.

And as both of us continue to be occupied with our personal and professional lives, we realized that doing whatever we can is just not enough. We owe it to this huge group, ourselves and especially you our members to make this into more than what it is right now. So here we are, reaching out to any and everyone of you who is willing to help. This especially means we'd love to gather a few new admins to help us take care of voting on submissions to the galery, things like features and other journals and maybe host a contest or two in the future.
If any one of those activities sound interesting to you please contact us either by reply to this journal or note to the group or TomGarot!

As this is volunteer work we don't expect anyone to direct their whole time and energy into it and won't ask you to do any jobs you don't want. However since smooth operation of the group as a whole is our top priority we'd like you to only apply if you're willing to at least come by on a regular basis.

With this out of the way we'd also like to know your thoughts on the current status of the group and ideas for improvements or new things you'd like to see here.
And while we can't promise to realize everything, we'll hear and give thought to any ideas from you!

Until then happy shooting, exciting discussions and we'll see you later!

Cheer from:
MamzelleZephyr :iconmamzellezephyr: &  :icontomgarot:  TomGarot      
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natureguy Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry, but after you declined my Monarch pic.. well I guess you just don't know quality work I'm leaving you all behind... Good bye
TomGarot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello George,
I'm sorry to hear that and seeing how it must mean a lot to you i'd be happy to look into that particular submission for you again.
I'd regret seeing you leave just like that and hope you might reconsider, however this decision is entirely up to you!
In any case i wish all the best to you and your work in the future,
natureguy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Tom, :wave:
Yeah I was kinda surprised that for the past 6 pictures I submitted to your group, they were all declined.
 I shoot a canon "L" series Macro lens that gives a true 1 to 1 ratio, which is part of your groups requirement. I only submitted high quality pictures to your group, and yet mine were declined, and when I went into the groups galleries, ....   well honestly.. my pics blew them away... so I figured it was just something different about this group and wasn't going to waste any more time trying to submit pictures.
Here's the link to that last pic that was declined....
Brilliant Monarch by natureguy

I would rejoin if possible,... George
TomGarot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello again George,

I've taken a look at your last 6 submissions and found them to be these in descending order:
As for the picture in question i can't really tell why it was declined and agree that it definitely shouldn't have been.
The other submissions however are at least debatable to me. In my front Garden and A shell of once was could be discussed further while the other three seem to have been appropriately judged.
Your argument your pictures do "blow the gallery away" is also something i can not really confirm. Yes, some of your submissions may display overall greater quality than some of the less consolidated captures found in the group gallery but the same applies the other way around. And while that may indeed be your opinion and i don't want to deny you that, this kind of statement frankly feels a bit belittling of the many fantastic pieces and artists featured here.
I'm also interested where you read that a 1:1 Ratio is a requierement for submissions to this group because that has actually not been the case for quiet a long time and should not be stated in any current rules. Could you link the journal or blog post mentioning that rule so i can remove it and avoid any future misunderstandings?
With that being said you're very welcome to rejoin even if i cannot promise you that every potential future submission of yours will be accepted. Should this be acceptable to you then welcome back!

On a little personal note I believe the best way to grow as a photographer and an artist is to keep challenging yourself and to not remain in your comfort zone as soon as you found one. I know it's frustrating to have a picture declined that you are really proud of or even multiple. Still your first reaction should not be to challenge that or deny the implied criticism but instead see it as a way to improve and maybe challenge your perception of your own work. So next time you can't understand a decision ask for a reason instead. If the reason is not satisfactory you still have all the opportunity in the world to accuse someone of not knowing quality work ;)

i hope this clears up all the issues you have taken and if not i'm open to discuss this further.
Have a great day,
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jhps Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the request! 
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