PF Photo Contest - I'm Ready For My Close-Up (7/25-7/31)

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I'm Ready For My Close-Up

This week, use the macro function on your camera (if you have one) for close-up shots and show us photos of something taken up-close and personal.

Contest Rules:


1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Size limitations: Your photo is only limited to the file size limitation set by PhysicsForums. However, your may want to consider reducing the size of your photo if the file size exceeds 1 Mb. If your file is being hosted elsewhere, I will have to see how it is being displayed here, and I may ask you to resize and resubmit if it causes problems.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawal by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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When lead free (DDNP) rifle primers cause misfires by failing to ignite the nitrocellulose powders, the heat and pressure compresses the loose powder into clumps that won't fit through the neck of the 5.56 mm NATO cartridge case. Discoloration is also shown.
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Dew suspended in a spiderweb, with the world's image inverted in a drop.
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A bit of a fluke this one, I had the camera on auto and underneath the flower so couldn't even see what it was seeing. It's not even cropped, just a very very lucky shot.
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My cat was definitely ready for a close-up:

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This was a slightly difficult shot because my camera was focussing only on the background rather than the foreground, even with manual focus.

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"Tails" of a pre-2010 US penny with the likeness of Abraham Lincoln showing between the columns of the memorial. They don't make 'em like this any more.

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This is a picture of a neon bulb, taken in an otherwise dark room with a blue gelatin filter between the bulb and the camera.
 
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Closeup of the end grain of a piece of kempas (Koompassia malaccensis) wood
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A neighbor was complaining about insect bites. I found this crawling on her blouse. For scale, the background text is 8 lines-per-inch. It took three of us to corral and imprison this bedbug.
 
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A neighbor was complaining about insect bites. I found this crawling on her blouse. For scale, the background text is 8 lines-per-inch. It took three of us to corral and imprison this bedbug.
Please let us know when it gets out on parole.
 
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Please let us know when it gets out on parole.
Oh, no. You don't parole those little critters, you either execute them immediately (no trial necessary, they're bedbugs, dammit), or it's catch and release (into the window of that neighbor you've been trying to get to move out of the neighborhood.
 
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Oh, no. You don't parole those little critters, you either execute them immediately (no trial necessary, they're bedbugs, dammit), or it's catch and release (into the window of that neighbor you've been trying to get to move out of the neighborhood.
A third possibility is rendition to an unnamed country abroad in an attempt to obtain names and addresses of their wretched associates.
 
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boop the snoot
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The title page of a rare autographed copy of a famous math book.
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Cool fractal-like growth patterns of something from the food store, related to broccoli I think.
You can make soup with it.

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Cool fractal-like growth patterns of something from the food store, related to broccoli I think.
You can make soup with it.

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Oh I love these things. I'd never seen one of those (didn't even know they existed) until a few years ago when there was one in a local market and I was stunned by it! How does nature do that? We googled for it later and here it's called brócoli romanesco Now I buy it whenever I see it so it's even got me eating more greens (albeit with cheese sauce on).
 
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Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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Be afraid. Be very afraid. I am ready to hurt you, mutilate you, eat you.

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(that is, if you are an ant)
 
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What IS that thing?

Larval form of an antlion.
 
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