About the Macro/Close-up Critiques category

• Post only images for critique here, other images should be posted in the Macro/Close Up Showcase.
• Please only post one image (or group of similar images) per day.
• You may post several options of the same image with different processing, compositions, etc. to ask opinions on a preferred image.
Join the Macro Chat channel
Moderators/Editors in the category: @Bill_Fach and @Shirley_Freeman
Read the full description…

Macro Definition

The world of Macro/Close-up is often considered to start when the ratio of image size to view size (what the lens sees) exceeds 1/10. Such magnifications mean that the lens front to the subject distance is 3 feet or less. When you’re that close, handling the depth-of-field decisions (sharpness of subject, which parts are sharp and the subject’s separation from the background) are often the biggest challenge. This makes it important to describe your camera, lens, and aperture. Cropping information can be useful if a large crop has made the noise noticeable.

To make the most of your participation in this gallery, we suggest the following when posting a photo;

  • Be prepared to accept all comments - both positive and negative - in an objective fashion. Remember, it’s the photo being critiqued, not the photographer.
  • If there is any specific feedback you are looking for, such as comments on composition, lighting, etc. be sure to ask for it in your post.

Some suggestions when posting comments on other photos;

  • State what you like about the photo and why.
  • Comment on what you think can be improved.
  • Whenever possible, provide suggestions on how to improve the photo.
  • Keep all comments congenial and respectful! All comments should pertain completely to the photo.

Please review the NPN Posting Guidelines, and The Art of Image Critique for additional guidance and information. If you see a post in conflict with our Posting Guidelines, please flag the post and a moderator will be notified.