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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #16 - Now!
The theme for this challenge is pretty simple – Now! While all our other challenges have allowed you to go back through your archives and select the most appropriate photos, this challenge theme is all about heading outside this week & taking photos! After all, is all about getting people outside and enjoying the great outdoors….so what better time than now? Be creative and go exploring, and remember, the shots for this challenge have to be taken this week!


On Wednesday, January 30th (at 2pm EST, so be sure to submit your entries before that time!) we’ll choose 1 judge’s choice winner, 5 runner ups, and 1 audience choice winner & share their entries here on! Send your friends to this page to leave a comment-vote for your entry to win the audience choice award!

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Here are the quick & easy Challenge rules – please read them carefully so that you can be entered in the running to win!

  • To enter the challenge, create a new blog entry titled “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Now!” and Copy and Paste the html code in the box below into your blog entry to let your followers know that you’re participating in the Photo Challenge so that they can join in the fun too.
  • Take one or more photos of anything outdoors. For this photo challenge, the photos must be taken this week – no old photos!
  • The Audience Choice Winner will be decided based upon which entry below receives the most comments on this page – tell your friends and family to come and reply with a comment below your entry here on! Everyone can vote for as many entries as they like.
  • Comment on this page with the URL to your blog entry! After 7 days, we will announce the 1st Place Winner, Audience Choice Winner, and 5 Honorable Mention Winners, all of whom will have their winning shots with a link to their blog featured here on
  • Be sure to visit the blogs of other people entering the Weekly Challenge & leave them some comment love too!
  • Both professionals and amateur photographers are welcome to participate, and both stand an equally good chance of winning!

47 Responses to Photo Challenge #16 – Now!

  1. avatar
    lagottocattleya January 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Great idea – that’s what it’s all about!

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    Peggy January 23, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Love the creativity and spontaneity in this week’s challenge! Am heading to a National Park and going diving this weekend, so will be sure to document my Now! moments!

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    jody January 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful images this past week. Can’t wait to see everyone’s this week.
    Here’s mine, along with my reflection, on NOW!

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    jody January 24, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Well, let’s try that again…my first post was THEN, this one is NOW! ;)

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    Zainab January 24, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I’m new here, and I would like to submit my picture =), hope you like it!

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    Zainab January 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Everyone here have great pics! Keep up the good work =) ! ….

    Here is my 2nd entry :)

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      Laurine January 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Beautiful pictures!

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      Rana January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Love the pictures Zeinab ,keep it up !! :)

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      Denise January 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Great photos!

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    Saade January 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Nice pictures Zeinab, keep on the good job.

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    tina January 24, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Love the pictures zaza

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    Pauline Carroll January 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Great theme and today it is raining. In Australia that is like gold from the heavens, as long as it doesn’t over do it…Here are some of my plants soaking it up…

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    cobbled toolbox January 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

    A bit of winter color:

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    cobbled toolbox January 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

    My bit:

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    lagottocattleya January 26, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Here’s my take…not many colours autdoors now, but still…

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    Barbara W. Beacham January 26, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I finally got outside! It has been raining and it cleared yesterday late afternoon! Here is my submission:

    Thanks again to the folks at LBW for this photo challenge!

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      PJ January 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Good picture contrasting the old to the new shown in the seed pod and emerging bud on the liquid amber tree. You also captured some nice detail in the fungus and wood bark shots. Thanks.

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        Barbara W. Beacham January 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm

        Thank you PJ! I thought it was a nice contrast of old and new too! Love the fungus!

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      vatelechuza January 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Fantastic shots of fungus, I liked textures, light and capricious forms

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        Barbara W. Beacham January 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

        Thank you! I took some more photos today, as the drizzle stopped and I think the lighting was pretty good! Thank you for commenting here and for signing up to follow my blog!

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      Marcy Ayanian January 30, 2013 at 2:35 am

      Wow! The colors that you capture in your shots are amazing. Just strolling through the woods, it’s so easy to miss the vivid colors in nature. Bark isn’t just brown. It’s pink and red and orange and salmon and cream and gray and azure and cobalt and white and green and…I’m sure I’m missing some. You bring it all to life with your camera! Thanks!

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      Marcy Ayanian January 30, 2013 at 2:39 am

      My favorite in this batch is “Layers.” The fungus looks like velvet. Beautiful.

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    Zainab January 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Here are 3 more entries, and they all add up to 5. That would be it for me :)! Hope they’re good enough :) !

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    Debbie January 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    A brilliant challenge – just perfect for the recent snowy weather. Here is my contribution:

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    Lisa Brunetti January 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    This is a long one that illustrates getting outside NOW and take a 5K walk to town in the mud!

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      Barbara W. Beacham January 26, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      As usual, lovely shots Z! If you remember, I told you that I saw a blog about mud in your future! :) – B

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    Kelly Guymon January 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks everyone for the Audience Choice Award last week! It’s a great honor!

    Here is my entry into this week’s contest:

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    Heather January 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    ….surprise find on a walk with the dog:

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    Dries de Wet (dewetswild) January 27, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Hello again too you all!

    Our entry for this week – freshly taken this morning:

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      jody January 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

      fresh zebra…yummy! ;) truly beautiful pic

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    Citra Rahman January 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Hello… This is my Now entry. Please take a look and comment. Thanks.. :)

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    Dellilah January 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hello all… wishing you sunshine from UK . Heres my humble entry

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      Barbara W. Beacham January 28, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Jenn – The photo of the cluster of mushrooms is amazing, as are your other photos! Lovely! Really, lovely!

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        Jenn January 30, 2013 at 8:49 am

        Thankyou so much :) I had fun with this group :)

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    Jenn January 28, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Mines here

    Days of flood in Queensland here

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    Jen Hammer January 28, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, normally a beautiful beach covered in golden sand.

    Here is it now, completely transformed courtesy of a tropical cyclone.

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    Tatjana January 28, 2013 at 7:18 am

    No better time to experience the “Now” than with a friend:

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    Milka Pejovic Photography January 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    My now moment was very wet and rainy. Rain in San Diego is always a big event.

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    Imelda January 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    A lovely nervewracking theme, if I may say so. :-)

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    toddimages January 28, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Here’s my entry for the challenge “Now!”

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    Imelda January 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Here is my contribution to this week’s challenge –

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    Barry January 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    here is my contribution to Now !

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    carolloethen January 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks so much for the exciting challenge!! :)

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    Derek Yarnell January 30, 2013 at 12:56 am

    What is more focused on “now” than an animal in flight?

  32. avatar
    Ritva January 30, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Hi All, what a week , busy , busy…winter greeting from Finland.
    One cannot escape it – snow. Have a peek if you have time.


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