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Picture This Photo Contest - January 2011

Do you know that Gardening Gone Wild has organized a Picture This Photo Contest for January 2011?
This contest is designed for point and shoot camera loving people like many of us.
The theme is Macro in Mason Jar.


Below are the items and tools I selected from my garden for the macro shots.
They include flowers, bird's nest fern, pebbles, rocks, glass jar, clay balls and greens.


I came up with many variations since it was a fun experiment.


Below are some sunflower variations.


I could have come up with bug variations as well but decided that play time was over for the day.
After all that I went through, I selected my first photo to participate in the contest.
It is the simplest and easiest one.
I must say that I am very impressed with David Perry's photo of onions in a jar. 
He used only onions inside and outside the jar and the effect is just awesome.

Do leave me a note if you wish to participate so that I can come by to admire your photos.

28 comments:

  1. Good work. I bet you had loads of fun. I most like the one with a single yellow flower in the center. The biggest image. It is very artistic and not very identifiable. It leaves much to the imagination. Good luck in the competition, your photography is always so good.

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  2. Thanks Donna, The jar was on top of the bird nest's fern for that picture. I've already won. The prizes are learning a new technique and having fun while experimenting.

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  3. Wonderful photos, but you are such a great photographer that you always post great photos!! I love the sunflower + purple flower combo. My garden is covered in ice right now and is almost completely dormant but I do have some cool foliage I could photograph. Once everything melts, hopefully I'll have time to take some photos. :o)

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  4. I love them all..a bad judge, I cant decide which photo I like best! I hope you won the contest One. Too bad I cant enter the contest,'cos I dont have a good camera that can shoot macro photos.Good Luck!

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  5. One, I am so impressed both with your photos, but also with the fact that you jumped right in and participated in the contest. My favorite is the purple flowers with the blue and green rays reflected in the glass. They are all beautiful though.

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  6. Amazing photos! loved the one with the sunflower. I want a macro lens ASAP

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  7. Oh, how gorgeous!!! Now that is the way to take pictures in a Mason Jar. LOL! I could have used your lovely blooms when I was playing around with the Mason Jar shots. Mine were so pathetic. LOL! It is fun to experiment with it isn't it? The ones with the sunflowers under them are so beautiful. Good luck on the contest.Have a wonderful week.
    Lona

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  8. I first thought that you have edited your photos.

    Oh! awesome. The "jar effect" is good.

    At least, I have learned something new today.

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  9. What a great idea. You have some lovely shots there One. I really like the large yellow/purple one at the end of the post. Bravo.

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  10. These are awesome photos! And great idea! Thanks for the technic, i shall try this on my camera. Hope you won the contest, the first pic is lovely.

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  11. Wonderful One!!! That is a very beautiful experiment, i also would like to try that, hahaha! I just dont have that bigger dish containing the pebbles, i dont know what a Mason Jar is, but i think i can get jars like that in your photo. The result looks so artistic and i love all of them.

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  12. TS, Thank you for the compliments. I use the photos to hide the lack of talent in writing. You write wonderful posts.

    P3Chandan, Tell me about it. I couldn't decide either but what the heck! It's just for fun and learning.

    Carolyn, Thanks. Usually I don't jump right in but this time I did. Right into the jar.

    Fer, Your photos are always very sharp and beautiful. I'm only using a Point and Shoot. I don't think it is any better than yours.

    Lona, Thanks for the compliments and am glad I found your blog. Good luck to you too.

    Kerry, Thank you.

    Rainfield, Haha! I can just imagine you putting spiders in your jar. LOL!

    Patty, Thanks for the support.

    Milka, I am looking forward to your production.

    Andrea, I don't know what a Mason Jar is either and even did a google search. LOL! I figured that any glass jar would do and went ahead with a milk jar. You don't need the bigger dish below the jar. That is not part of the rules. I was just experimenting and wanted to share the ideas I had.

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  13. Beautiful! Looks like a winning shot to me!

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  14. Gorgeous! Some of these remind me of a kaleidoscope. I love the one with the birds nest fern! You are very creative and you know your color combinations!

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  15. Aeriel-el, Thanks. If only you are the judge. :)

    Deb, Thanks. I like the birds nest fern too. Actually I thought the sunflower collage is a little gaudy.

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  16. How fun! Great entries for the contest :-D

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  17. Very pretty - you've done a good job with those !

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  18. Great ideas and great job! Have much to learn from you.

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  19. What a fun project! I love the sunflower with the purple center. I will have to give some thought to what I might do....

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  20. These are all very good. I do like the one you chose though. I posted my entry today..Good Luck!

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  21. I am not participating...just admiring...WOW your photos are fantastic! I just came from Darla's blog too...you guys ROCKED this contest!

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  22. I still don't have my seeds...lol
    I also wanted to say how bad I feel that I haven't made it over here before now...I have been a bad blogger in an effort to be a good mother! darn kids..lol
    I am so glad you left me a comment the other day...so that I could have the opportunity to meet you and read your page! I am loving your blog!

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  23. Your photos are excellent! Wow...I've never thought of anything like these! What a creative idea...I can see you had a great deal of fun playing with blooms, foliage and pebbles. Fantastic!!

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  24. One these are stunning! I love all the bright, joyful colors...everything is so brown here right now! Best of luck to you! Oh, btw, I loved your reply to Donna about having already won for having gone through the learning experience - so true ;) I'm off to play now - you've inspired me!

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  25. I thought I'd already stopped by to tell you that I love the shot you chose for your entry...but I just realized I hadn't! All of them look really cool;-)

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  26. I love your post featuring all your shots. It would be hard to choose my favorite!

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  27. Beautiful! These are some of the best I've seen for the contest. I think you made the right choice, the first one is so pretty.

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