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shutterfan...
11/5/2008 12:46 PM
I know blueice shes a great artist...


Brintzenho
11/5/2008 11:58 AM
Welcome blueice! She's a fantastic photographer...her macro shots are amazing. :)


Bow
11/5/2008 9:02 AM
What I found was that from Professional Photographers to Photography Schools to Biologists is that the definitions are just as diverse as the entries in this contest.


Bow
11/5/2008 8:59 AM
With all the controversy over what a true macro is, and not being a photographer myself. I decided to do a little searching around to see what I could find.


kkknapp
11/5/2008 8:50 AM
Best of luck to all contest participants! So many great shots - I feel sorry for the final judging process as it will be difficult. (Overtly Plugging Myself Moment) Please look at the Wind Cave Rattlesnake and vote accordingly.


TRu
11/4/2008 11:44 PM
I think i did a good job with my photo I didnt even know what a macro shot was before this but its damn close to one lol


TRu
11/4/2008 11:42 PM
thank u ginaboa!!! no matter what Im going to wish the best for my photo and others regardless of what others think and thank u plagueangel I needed to hear that!!!


Shockpic
11/4/2008 2:37 PM
Who is Johnson??


Shockpic
11/4/2008 2:16 PM
is there an echo in the room.. LOL JK


Shockpic
11/4/2008 2:05 PM
of course gina.. Smiles at gina!


ginabao
11/4/2008 1:59 PM
and gina?


Shockpic
11/4/2008 1:57 PM
I agree with Squatch and Tim!!


ginabao
11/4/2008 1:28 PM
well said.


Shockpic
11/4/2008 1:24 PM
I agree that there are many great photos on here that are not close ups or macros and that should not discourage anyone.. However for a macro contest only macro shots should be considered. IMHO


ginabao
11/4/2008 6:21 AM
all of the photos are wonderful and creative. try not to insult that.


ginabao
11/4/2008 6:18 AM
I agree with TRu. Some people may have misunderstood "Macro", (such as me) but it doesn't give anyone else permission to be so negative about other people's work-- especially beginners. it discourages them, and it's unfair.


Awdrey
11/3/2008 8:35 PM
I have people all the time asking me for my votes, and I don't mind a bit, as long as I'm not entering the same contest:)


Awdrey
11/3/2008 8:33 PM
As far as what you R calling "fake votes" hat's pretty much how this site is set up. You contact your friends/fans and ask them to vote for you. Good luck to you all and may the best photo win:)


Awdrey
11/3/2008 8:32 PM
In the description is says "very close-up" I think if they had other guide lines they would have posted those.


TRu
11/3/2008 6:33 PM
Well Im just starting out in photography and to hear so much negativity is discouraging. Grow up people its just a contest not life or death.... I enjoy seeing all the different photos, they'er all beautiful.


RIPTaiLam
11/3/2008 5:24 PM
this is really angering me. people should kind of keep to the macro idea. my photograph is not microscopic, but still...


Shockpic
11/3/2008 5:14 PM
Does my "Eye Drops" shot have negative votes?? How do I know?


Shockpic
11/3/2008 5:10 PM
What is a negative vote?


mattsoret
11/3/2008 3:34 PM
let the judges decide. fake votes are senseless but so are bitter comments


MB7Art
11/3/2008 3:06 PM
Yep, right now the real winner is probably among the bottom ones with hundreds of negative votes... Cool. ;)


MB7Art
11/3/2008 3:03 PM
Hopefully we would see the best top 5 final macros with the judges help. So, macros should be sifted before the posting and my dear photo-experts should understand that thousands of fake votes are senseless.


Bow
11/3/2008 2:53 PM
By the same token, even though it says the top five will receive more attention, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the winner is not among the top five.


Bow
11/3/2008 2:48 PM
The final judging will be by Taltopia judges. Any entry that does not meet the requirements will not be selected no matter how many votes they have.


MB7Art
11/3/2008 2:40 PM
Yep, you are right, man. 90% of all submissions are not macros. "Going green" is an example of macro shot. And my question is "Why real macro shots are getting just negative votes?" Thank you to all the players!


tmlakshmi
11/3/2008 2:05 PM
In the macro contest entries that are not macro are getting votes. This is not the right way of judging. soliciting votes from firends is not the right way to go about judging entries.