: does "no animals" mean that the subject cannot be an animal? there are at least 2 photos so far of animals (213 days ago)
Contest Moderator: Give us a chance, moderators have a life too, sometimes. Rather than just moan, do red flag the entries with an explanation.
Red flagging is not ratting on fellow members, but a help to the moderators. Not all entries that are red flagged get removed, and many without flags do. (213 days ago)
Contest Moderator: Close-up means you are close enough to the subject you are photographing to touch it, iMO
Happy to see other clarifications. (213 days ago)
: Close-up is very similar to Macro photography, but you don't need to be quite as close. (213 days ago)
: sorry about earlier comment - I was asking for clarification as to whether subject could be an animal (and then no other animals allowed). That's why I did not red flag. (212 days ago)
: may I also add that I'd like to thank the moderators for doing this - I don't think it's easy - so thanks (212 days ago)
Contest Moderator: Thanks Carmen.
It is also good to see we are starting to get some good close-ups, not just photos where the camera was close to the foreground. (212 days ago)
: I was wondering if no animals includes insects? (210 days ago)
Contest Moderator: For this contest, anything living is off theme. (209 days ago)
: Moderator, with all do respect, plants are living things, so to say "for this contest, anything living is off theme" is kind of a contradiction. IMHO.
Nevertheless the job of a Moderator is never easy
we thank you for all the hard work. (208 days ago)
: Been some time since I enjoyed voting on the contest with the most entries! There's a lot of very good entries here! (204 days ago)