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Group Info

Founded 6 Years ago
Jan 21, 2010


Group Focus
Art Collection

3,737 Members
3,176 Watchers
78,676 Pageviews
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Gallery Folders

Contest - Winter Wonders 2012
Mushroom Theme
Autumn Theme
Contest-Winning Photos
Spring Contest 2012
Contest - SC, Winter into Spring 2011
Contest - Spring Flowers 2010
Contest - Baby Animals 2010
Contest - Green for St. Patrick's Day 2010
Contest - Valentine Roses 2010
Flowers, Plants, Leaves, Moss, etc. 1-closed
Flowers, Plants, Leaves, Moss, etc. 2-closed




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Welcome & Rules/Submission Guidelines


:star: Welcome & Becoming a Member :star:

Welcome to CloseToNature, a group for people who love nature and getting close to it!

This group will focus on "close-up" photographs of flowers, mushrooms, insects, animals, snowflakes, water drops, etc, and is for everyone, every kind of photographer: beginners, pros, amateurs, hobbyists, etc.

Anyone who wishes to join is free to do so, just click the "join this group" button (found at the top of the page) and wait to be approved.

Be sure to thoroughly read the rules/guidelines before joining and/or submitting art.

Please be kind and polite to one another, follow the submission guidelines, share your art, make friends, and most importantly - enjoy this group!

And if you're unsure about anything or have any questions, be sure to ask!


:star: Accepted / Not Accepted Media :star:

:bulletred: Photography.

This group is specifically for photography, be it digital or film. No heavily-edited photos, digital or traditional art will be accepted, sorry.

As long as the rules are followed, I will accept any/all photos EXCEPT: landscapes, skyscapes, waterscapes.

While this group is for nature photography, it focuses on being "close" to nature; such as getting down & dirty to get that flower or insect shot, or having the chance to be up-close-and-personal with a wild animal. Not shots of entire fields, sky, lakes, etc.


A photo of a tree branch with leaves/ice or texture/bark would be accepted, but a photo of the entire tree (especially at a distance) would not be accepted.

A photo of a single flower or a group of flowers where they take up almost the whole image would be accepted, but a photo of a field of flowers would not be accepted.

A photo of a water droplet(s) on a flower, leaf, feathers, etc will be accepted, but a photo of a water droplet(s) on a non-nature object such as paper will not be accepted.


:star: Rules / Submission Guidelines :star:

:bulletred: Submissions must be of "close-tonature" photography.

:bulletred: No heavily-edited or manipulated photos, object photos, or land/sky/waterscape shots will be accepted.

:bulletred: You may submit two (2) photos per member per week.

:bulletred: Please submit into the correct gallery folder; if you're unsure, ask first.

:bulletred: Submissions will never be declined due to "lack of quality" or personal taste/preference, only if the above rules are not followed. I greatly believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder; this group is for all artists/art, not just for the "best" artists/art.

:bulletred: And again, be kind and polite, and enjoy the group! If you have any questions, feel free to ask by comment, note (to the group or me personally).

Hello, hope everyone is well and that your holidays were great!

For those of you wondering, this group IS STILL ACTIVE! It's just that myself and our contributors are busy with every day off-line life; jobs, families, health problems, etc, especially over the holiday season.

We desperately NEED contributors, people who can be here at least 1-2 times per week to vote on submissions. So if anyone is interested, please leave me a comment here. Any help would be great!

To anyone who's submissions have been declined, please feel free to resubmit them.

Thank you and have a good day!
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Calitha-Lena Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
submission expired D:
Spadefr0g Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
here too
Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I'm an admin for this group. It appears that the group founder hasn't visited DA in 34+ weeks at this point. The founder is the only admin who can add folders, etc. So basically this group is dead.
Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
correction: I'm now a former admin. Sorry, but if the founder won't show up, what's the point?
Calitha-Lena Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sad :/
Spadefr0g Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Is the group still active?
Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Flowers, plants, leafs folder continue to be over size limit!
Calitha-Lena Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
flowers, plants, leafs folder is over size limit!
ratinrage Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: thank you  for accepting me :)
theHael Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Photographer
thank you for accepting my work :)
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