It’s time to get up-close and personal with the great outdoors! Macro photography means extreme close-up photography, often of small subjects. Take a break from your busy life and turn your lens on the smaller things this week; you might be surprised at how ordinary objects in nature are strikingly beautiful when you can see them larger than life in your macro shots. Bugs, feathers, fur, pebbles, water droplets…they sky is the limit on how you choose to interpret this challenge. 

In this week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge, we’re challenging bloggers to get outside & photograph the very best macro shots! On Wednesday, November 28th (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 – Macro Photography” 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 that you feel represents the Challenge theme best! The photos just have to be taken outside!
  • 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!

71 Responses

    • Jody

      I’m always amazed at how many different colors these little guys come in – when you’re able to catch them up close like this. I had a couple that I won’t get on in time today because they’re on my home computer — so I will enjoy your happy little dragonfly instead! 🙂

    • PJ

      Great close up photos! Nature provides such a wonderful array of subjects. Enjoyed them all very much.

      • Barbara W. Beacham

        Thanks PJ! Nature provides a plethora of subjects! One just needs to stop and take the time to find what is hiding amongst the petals of a flower!

  1. Dell

    Excuse my ignorance but please may I ask fellow photographers how can I add a bloggers like button? I tried to add widget but it doesnt have a “like” button. Just a quick link if I may please .thanks in advance.

    • Dries de Wet

      Hi Dell! The shot you’ve titled “Rain Dance” is just beautiful!

      As to your question, I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination, but trying to offer advice in any case: When you are logged into your blog’s dashboard, go to the “SETTINGS” option and then “SHARING”; right at the bottom of that page you may have an option like I have that reads “ Likes are” and you can then tick the option “On for all posts”. Otherwise you may find something of use on the wordpress support page: Holding thumbs that you will have it sorted out in no time.

      Regards, Dries

      • DELL

        Thanks Dries, thanks for the heart warming comment. Really appreciate it.

        Thank you loads for the reply regarding adding a “like this post” BOX. I recently switched from blogger to Word press and its taking me time to learn all the new things. I will def try your suggestion. Hopefully I will succeed. Just getting the hang of it . x

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