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 Post subject: Challenge #99 Small
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That has a wide range of interpretation. A man next to a mouse is huge, but place the man next to an oil tanker and he is a speck. So don't just think macro. Say start now and go to next Thursday, with my pick announced on next Friday? I am in the eastern time zone in the U.S.A.

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would this work? I almost tread on him today on my walk. the grass gives the scale:
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would this work? I almost tread on him today on my walk. the grass gives the scale:
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Great shot Bambi. The isolation of the snakes face with the controlled DOF is impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: Challenge #99 Small
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This represents "Small" and "Big" at the same time. Either "Sluggo" is a very small snapping turtle, or that's one gigantic lens cap!

Or, "Sluggo" is small but his attitude is gigantic!



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This represents "Small" and "Big" at the same time. Either "Sluggo" is a very small snapping turtle, or that's one gigantic lens cap!

Or, "Sluggo" is small but his attitude is gigantic!



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Great representation Bakeys. Just wait till this little one is full grown :shock:

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Wow where did u get a 3ft lens cap from :D

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From "GinormousLensesRUs" of course!

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This is over one year old but I remembered having it on my external hard drive. It's a baby toad next to a USA penny. I used my 100-400L with extension tubes attached. I hope to get out and shoot something recent for the challenge.

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So this is my entry, something a bit different than what has been posted so far. Mini people on a mini flower world.
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Honestly, Thunder, no matter how much I love your pictures, I couldn't bear looking at your snake. Ewww.... it gives me shivers... sorry.
So here is my contribution... a tame one. Found this small cat on my roof this morning.

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Thunder, how many entries are allowed?

Tiny stick bug. I wonder if he knows we share the same gardening space?

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Last Sunday while walking through a bush I spotted this snail with a hitchhiker.

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Thunder, how many entries are allowed?

Tiny stick bug. I wonder if he knows we share the same gardening space?


Oops, sorry. Two shots, I edited the op.

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Man, it is not going to be easy to pick one, all of these shots so far are very cool interpretations of the idea of small. Very impressive creativity shown here.

We are off to a great start!

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Great shot Bambi. The isolation of the snakes face with the controlled DOF is impressive.

I totally agree, Thunder, and I don't know and don't care if I'm violating some "norm" by adding my comments to yours, but while this is a really nice shot, I'm not connecting with how it relates to the "small" topic.

Maybe Bambi can inform us of her intention.

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This represents "Small" and "Big" at the same time. Either "Sluggo" is a very small snapping turtle, or that's one gigantic lens cap!

Or, "Sluggo" is small but his attitude is gigantic!


Reminds me a bit of you, Bakeys :)

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This is over one year old but I remembered having it on my external hard drive. It's a baby toad next to a USA penny. I used my 100-400L with extension tubes attached. I hope to get out and shoot something recent for the challenge.


Sometimes you gotta break the rules :) This is so beautiful!
And it isn't just because of the visuals. Think about the relative value too; what is a penny worth these days relative to an amazing creature like this ?? :lol:
And yet, what would Abraham Lincoln have thought had he been here now to see this?? :?

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Honestly, Thunder, no matter how much I love your pictures, I couldn't bear looking at your snake. Ewww.... it gives me shivers... sorry.
So here is my contribution... a tame one. Found this small cat on my roof this morning.

I get it, Cristen, I get it!!!! It's all about the background.

How small are we all against the background of the sky, the background of the universe.

I get it, Cristen! Nice!

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Patrish wrote:
Thunder, how many entries are allowed?

Tiny stick bug. I wonder if he knows we share the same gardening space?

Even if s/he did know, that space would be quite different; his/hers "small" very small in relation to our concept, and ours, very small in relation to the universe.

Nice example, Patrish!

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Last Sunday while walking through a bush I spotted this snail with a hitchhiker.

Gerhard.

LOL size is so relative. Love it; especially the recency of it.

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Normally wouldn't post a bad snapshot, but....

Coming in from Lake Michigan on a small sailboat yesterday, noticed the size contrast between the little dingy and big honking construction barge that had both passed us. This challenge came to mind so I stumbled my way up to the bow with the P&S. Best perspective I could grab under the circumstances.

These challenges make me think. They sometimes result in some good photos. Didn't work on this one, but the thought and inspiration were both there. :)

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Normally wouldn't post a bad snapshot, but....

Coming in from Lake Michigan on a small sailboat yesterday, noticed the size contrast between the little dingy and big honking construction barge that had both passed us. This challenge came to mind so I stumbled my way up to the bow with the P&S. Best perspective I could grab under the circumstances.

These challenges make me think. They sometimes result in some good photos. Didn't work on this one, but the thought and inspiration were both there. :)


I can't speak for Thunder, Greg, but for my money, you got as good a shot at this one as any of us. Remember, Thunder has opened it up for two shots for each of us.... Grab the Gusto, baby !!!! LOLOL Go for it !!!!

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