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Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Close ups and Macros

How are your skills in close-ups or macro photography? Need some practice?

The Challenge for the next two weeks is to make a post about close-ups or macros. It is not just about photography, so please note we welcome stories and writing based on the prompt, as well. Perhaps you have had a close-encounter and wish to write about it?

  • Title and tag your post Friendly Friday to join in with this week’s Friendly Friday Challenge prompt. Find more instructions on the link in the header image.
  • Be sure to leave a comment below and pingback to this post so we can visit your blog.

Our theme is:

Close – Up and Macro

Even a weed can be aesthetic, in macro?

Snap some vegetables or an insect in your local garden or park?

Snow pea insect

Photography Tips for Macro Shots

According to a bright spot, who posts amazing photos, including an amazing in camera double exposure of a pink daisy:

Bright sun is often not the ideal conditions for getting colour and detail of flowers UNLESS you underexpose, to get a black background and make the colours ‘pop’.

The Benefits of Joining Friendly Friday Challenges

  • Showcase your photography, writing and posts
  • Be inspired to create more diverse posts
  • Challenge yourself to get creative with the weekly prompts
  • Make new blogger friends
  • Build your blogger community

Do you have a Challenge prompt you would like to suggest?

This challenge runs for two weeks after which Sarah will release a fantastic new prompt for the next Friendly Friday Blog Challenge. Follow the host blogs for notification of new Friendly Friday prompts.

Travel With Me – Sarah posts on Friday 8th October

The Sandy Chronicles – Sandy on Friday 22nd October

Something to Ponder About – Amanda on Friday 5th November

103 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Close ups and Macros”

  1. These are such good photos Amanda! I’m sure there’ll be lots of great contributions.
    You’ve got me thinking on what could be considered a written macro story ….

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    1. I would love to read a macro story, Sandy as I know flowers are not your favourite photographic subject. I was a bit stuck for prompt ideas actually, not being able to locate my ideas list!


        1. Wonderful take on the challenge, Sandy. I was out of ideas for this prompt, so it felt a bit cheeky running with this. I feel we also don’t get as many written posts as we do photographic entries so I am really glad you have contributed something different. I will take a look later today.

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    1. Welcome to the challenge, Bren and Ashley! A gorgeous portrait of a flower. The monochromatic format allows you to observe the petals and all the soft folds.


  2. Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Close ups and Macros On Friday, September 24, 2021, Something to Ponder About wrote:

    > Forestwood posted: ” How are your skills in close-ups or macro > photography? Need some practice? The Challenge for the next two weeks is to > make a post about close-ups or macros. It is not just about photography as > we welcome stories and writing too. Perhaps you have ” >


  3. I love both of the bee photos! I never thought to take some pictures of the bees that float around my yard. I get those big, fat, fuzzy bumblebees that look like they’re too big for their wings haha. I hate mowing my lawn because they like the flowers that keep popping up, so I leave a spot unmowed for them.


    1. Good on you, Ang! You are looking after the bees. I hope you do take some photos of those bumblebees. I have not really seen too much of them as they don’t exist here and they would make a perfect subject for the challenge.

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    1. The yellow flowered plant is a native plant called a Kangaroo paw, Sarah. It is unlikely you would have seen it in the wild, unless you have been to SW Western Australia. It is cultivated for ornamental use.
      You have me intrigued as to what you may come up with.

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      1. Yes definitely, I spend the majority of my time outside & Mum gets out as often as she is able. we love to talk out the new things we have seen. If we get 2 or 3 days rain we go a little nuttier than what we already are, lol.

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        1. We just had a small shower last night after a dry spell in September, so I can understand the excitement. I love the duller, subdued light of a rainy day when there has been so many sunny days in a row.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Yvette. I am writing for a community magazine now and the photo was taken for the magazine format. I was lucky the bee sat still for long enough to clearly snap him. or her… Probably her …

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  4. Amanda, stunning macro photos and great advice! I’m into photography more than ever since receiving a new camera for my birthday and have been practicing a lot with zoom, time for close ups methinks! 😀

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  5. Beautiful photos! This looks like a fun challenge and a great reason for me to pull out my camera that’s been tucked away for the past few years. I’m making it a goal to post a Friendly Friday post this week.

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    1. I like to hear of new bloggers interested in joining the challenge, so welcome to Friendly Friday! Be sure to leave a comment here with the url to visit, as pingbacks to host blogs don’t always work and we, as hosts, do like to know, so we can visit. Have fun compiling your post.

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    1. Thank you for joining in the challenge and I would go check out your entry but the URL you posted doesn’t lead to your blog. Can you post the URL of your blog post itself?


  6. I am so envious when I see beautiful macros, like on your post right here. I have been practicing …. with my iPhone. And I realise what my challenge is: I can’t always see very well (transitioning eyesight – bleuch!) and when I do, my closeups always turn up more successful than not. I know, I know, very obvious, but it took me a while. 🤣

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