Bringing back the Community Photography Contest - Macro Theme

in Photography Lovers13 days ago


Photo by @derangedvisions

Some changes

I am excited to announce that I am going to be bringing back my weekly photography contest here in the Photography Lovers Community! I have been wanting to do this for a while now, but things have been pretty crazy here, but now that I have a bit more free time, I decided that this is the time to bring the contest back.

There are some new changes to how the contest will run within the community here. I have decided to get away from having a set reward structure for each contest and have decided that we will be giving beneficiary rewards from the winners announcement posts for the top three entries in each tier. So each week, we will showcase the top three from the Professional Tier and the top three from the Amateur Tier and they will each receive a different percentage of beneficiary rewards from that post.

We will be submitting all of the great entries for curation as well, so even if you do not make it into the top three for your tier, there is still a pretty good chance for getting some sweet rewards. Just keep in mind that not all entries will get curated, so make sure to put in some effort for a better chance of curation. We normally do not curate single image posts, but we will make exceptions for entries that are of very high quality.

Like always, plagiarism WILL NOT be tolerated and will cause you to be muted and flagged. There is no place for plagiarism here in this community and we will deal with it accordingly. It is not worth ruining your reputation here on the blockchain.


Photo by @derangedvisions


What is macro photography? It is basically just getting super close to whatever you are taking pictures of and trying to get a different perspective and showcase it in a new way. Macro photography is not just bugs, but can be anything you want.

One of the things I really enjoy about macro photography is the way it can make things look totally different. It is crazy how much detail different things can have when you get up close to them. Macro photography can make things look like they are from an alien planet.


Photo by @derangedvisions

There are so many cool things that you can explore while doing macro photography, so grab your cameras and show us the world in a different and exciting way!

Rules for the contest

  1. NO PLAGIARISM! Can't stress this one enough...
  2. Create a post for the contest. Your post MUST state that it is an entry for this contest and must link back to the contest. If you are just dropping posts here as entries and they do not specifically say they are for this contest, they will be ignored.
  3. Share your post in the comment section of this post, along with one of your photos.
  4. You have 6 days from the announcement to make your entry. On the 6th day, the entries will be judged and winners will be announced, so make sure to get your entry in before time runs out.
  5. Your post must be submitted to the Photography Lovers Community. If it is posted to any other community, it will be ignored.

How is the Photography Lovers Contest set up?

The contest is broken up into 2 different tiers, Professional and Amateur. When you make your post and share it here in the comment section, make sure to state the tier you are competing in. That way you will be competing with others of similar skill levels.

1st15% Beneficiary10% Beneficiary
2nd10% Beneficiary8% Beneficiary
3rd8% Beneficiary5% Beneficiary

There will be a new theme announced each week and the themes are going to be a bit different than the traditional themes. The goal of the themes are to challenge your skill as a photographer and force you to think outside the box to get some really interesting photos.

Additional Notes

  • Only one submission per contest. Extra submissions will be ignored.

  • You can switch your tier ONE time per month, but only if you are moving up into a higher tier, for example if you are currently in the amateur tier, but you think that you have a photograph that you want to enter in the professional tier, you can state that you are changing your tier to professional. You will then be locked into the new tier for the remainder of the month. You are not able to move down to a lower tier, like going from amateur to the beginner tier.

  • If you do not state which tier you want to be judged in for the month, I will leave a comment to remind you to do so, but if you don't respond, you will be assigned to a tier and locked in for that month.

  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any form. All submissions must be your own work. We will investigate every entry and if you are caught plagiarizing, you will be blacklisted from competing in future competitions and blacklisted in the community.

Thank you!

Thank you for being a part of the Photography Lovers Community here on Hive. We are looking forward to seeing your entry for this contest.


Nature macros-Contest - Macro Theme

Amateur tier
Nature macros-Contest - Macro Theme

Such a great entry

Fabulous! Good luck in the contest!

excellent shot bro, no doubt that you won this contest

Thank you for your support, I would like very much to win, but I also know that I am competing with a high level and with fantastic photographs. So to wait for the result. 🤞🏻


-Buenos dias, comparto mi publicación. Practico por placer esta actividad

-Good morning, I share my post. I participate as an amateur

Great shots on this

Thanks a lot, glad you like them!

Hello, here is my entry for this exciting contest. Thank you very much for running it and good luck to all contestants. Ouu, I will try the PRO TIER.


Amateur Tierunless someone thinks I should be pro 😂

🥳 ...contest

Great to see the contest back :)



Hi guys! Here I share my participation, something out of the ordinary but I think it's valid too!😉
Amateur - Tier


Super excited to participate in the macro photography competition.
Here's the link to my submission along with the image for PROFESSIONAL TIER.


Don't forget to state what tier you are entering in. You can edit your comment to add that info. Thanks for participating!

amateur tier . Macro photo .

The last of the pansies . Taken with mobile phone on macro setting. First time I have tried this !

#nature #photography #ocd #
Pansy 2.jpg

how are the stick up boys?

Are you a bot!!

how are the Nuns of Krakov?

must ask torrey to turn the bot off lol....its out of control

Spoilsport. I was looking forward to meeting him on the pier and crocheting him a hat.

it might still be possible....

Ill have to send over our gifs for you to use lol

oh realy gif.gif

Hope I got this right, great comp!

Amateur tier


Hi All, first time posting on this comp so apologies if I get anything wrong,...

You need to say what tier you are competing in. Also, can you edit the comment to include your photo?

This is great. I'll definitely be submitting an entry into the amateur comp. Quite excited.

Cool, looking forward to seeing your entry.

🐝 There is a hint, it has one of those in the pic, @derangedvisions.

You need to say what tier you are competing in. Also, can you edit the comment to include your photo?

I am excited to announce that I am going to be bringing back my weekly photography contest here in the Photography Lovers Community!

I'm excited as well. Nice that you've started it up again!

Here's my submission for this round:

Amateur tier 😄


thats awesome news. I think I will in. tho all of the May will be packed / crazy time for me, posting will not be a priority,

@brianhphotos, @bambuka, let me alert you on this macro contest.


I'm not that much into Macros,
but wanted to tell I'm glad you come back with your contests, and also to add my upvote as a contribution to the rewards 😉

Thanks for the support. There will be plenty of themes that you can compete in as well.

For your entry to be valid, you need to state what tier you are competing in and include a photo in your comment

Wonderful news! Good to see an active contest within community again! Let me invite some friends @miguelmederico, @gracielakuper, @monster-one. Creo que les gustará participar chicos! 😝

Hola y gracias, ya ando trabajando en algo 😉, va a estar difícil la competencia así que hay que ver qué sale, saludos.

Seguro te se te va ocurrir algo bueno! 😉

gracias María. Veré si hoy capturo algo jeje

Hey this is my entry to the contest, I am very happy that the contest is back.:
Pro tier.


Excellent entry! Awesome post! Thanks for participating!

Thank you very much, I am honored by your words! 😃

Good morning community, thank you for the call for the contest. I wish success to all contestants. From here I leave my entry.


Nivel Amateur

For your entry to be valid, you need to state what tier you are competing in and include a photo in your comment. You can edit your comment to add that info! Thanks for participating.

Greetings, it's fine, thank you


Those are some great shots! Glad you are participating. I am also glad that @mballesteros got the word out and invited you! Thanks to you both.

@quediceharry mira amigo te puede interesar este concurso, haces unas fotografías muy lindas, saludos!

Greetings, a pleasure to participate in this initiative, my entry at amateur tie:


Hello everyone!

Here is my entry for the contest. (Amateur Tier ) A Firefly


buenas noches, soy @aichel y estoy muy agradecida de la oportunidad de participar en este concurso, soy amateur en el campo de la fotografía. muchas gracias aqui les dejo mi post.

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Can you edit this comment to include one of your photographs from your contest entry, please? You need to do that to make your entry valid.

¿Puede editar este comentario para incluir una de sus fotografías de su participación en el concurso, por favor? Necesita hacer eso para que su entrada sea válida.

hola @castleberry muchas gracias por tu observación ya lo corregí ,Dios te bendiga que y tengas un bonito día.

Hi, there. Here's my entry for the photography contest - macro theme. Amateur tier. Thank you.

Macro 01.jpeg

Thanks for picking such a bounteous theme I'm sure there will be some awesome entries!
This is my entry in the Community Macro Theme competition



A supermacro of a piece of rusted metal from a shipwreck over 100 years old.

This is really exciting! My favourite part of blogging is the photos although I love creative photography I'm still in the Amateur tier. Filling the gaps in between with words is the challenge but here goes...

Sunflower 1.JPG

This is my entry for a macro photography contest.
Amateur tier.

Objects left behind by their time


Thank you very much!

Hello, this is my entry in the macro photography contest in the Amateur category.

Happy day to everyone!