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PF Photo Contest-Up Close And Personal (11/26-12/2)

  1. Nov 26, 2016 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Up Close And Personal

    Most cameras nowadays have the macro function to snap a photo that is real close. The theme this week on such a subject. Your photo must be of a subject that is close enough that it requires such a macro function.

    If your camera does not have or does not require such a macro function, then the subject should within a range that is close enough that such a function would have been used if it was available.

    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. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 800 x 600 or 600 x 800 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

    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.

    4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl 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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  3. Nov 26, 2016 #2

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    closeup of end grain of a piece of kempas (Koompassia malaccensis). This is one of my favorite wood macros.

    kempas.jpg
     
  4. Nov 27, 2016 #3
    A nectar thief caught on photo this summer.
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  5. Nov 29, 2016 #4

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    This is a side view of an adult Danionella translucida fish. It is one of the smallest freshwater fish in the world (in the bottom ten at least!).
    Shot with my handheld digital microscope.
    It is in a genus closely related to Danios (which contains zebrafish) and is very clear (good for viewing internals), but difficult to breed (bad for genetics).

    The black spots are individual pigment cells.
    The yellow blob behind the eye is a covering over the brain.
    The gills are below the brain area and the blood vessels supplying them are red.
    The spinal cord is the non-clear white strip going from the back of the brain area to the right.
    The vertebrae are the clear chunks under the spinal cord.
    With a good microscope motor neuron axons can be seem leaving the spinal cord as they cross the vertebrae.

    clear mini-fish1.jpg
     
  6. Nov 29, 2016 #5
    Really cool! :smile:
     
  7. Nov 29, 2016 #6

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  8. Nov 30, 2016 #7

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    bismuth.JPG
    A piece of Bismuth
     
  9. Nov 30, 2016 #8

    phinds

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    Neat. What's the scale?
     
  10. Nov 30, 2016 #9

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    ~1.5 in. across
     
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  12. Dec 1, 2016 #11

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    @Rubidium_71 : Can you resize your photo? Please note the maximum dimensions that are listed in the rules. This photo is a bit wider than allowed, but because it isn't by much, we can keep it if it is too much work to resize. However, please ensure that future photos for this contest fall within the dimensions stated.

    Thanks.

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  13. Dec 1, 2016 #12

    BillTre

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    Grape vine?
     
  14. Dec 1, 2016 #13

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  15. Dec 1, 2016 #14

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    ... and this without any warning! But the measuring device looks like an alien. Possible caption: "First contact!"
     
  16. Dec 1, 2016 #15

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  17. Dec 1, 2016 #16

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    30541545274_70c4b2da7c_c_d.jpg
    LM741CH
     
  18. Dec 1, 2016 #17
    This is going to be a difficult contest... :smile:

    Do you know what I was doing when I saw that photo a couple of minutes ago? Checking out operational amplifiers info on the net, since I am currently designing an audio amplifier. :smile:
     
  19. Dec 2, 2016 #18
    A gourd vine from this summer.

    @ZapperZ - Sorry about that, won't happen again.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2016 #19

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    I plead for a multiple choice voting!
     
  21. Dec 2, 2016 #20

    ZapperZ

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    Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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