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Group Info

Group
Founded 5 Years ago
Jan 21, 2010

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Collection

3,647 Members
3,163 Watchers
68,405 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

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: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!

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: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.

Examples:

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.


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: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).

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If any one would be interested in being a contributor the group (mainly just involves voting on the photo submissions), please comment as we are in great need of a few active contributors that have time to do the voting. Everyone's busy with off-line life and we just need some help around here. :)
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:iconren703:
REN703 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
photos expired, should i resubmit?
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:iconjenna-rose:
Jenna-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes please, apologies :aww:
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: is this group still active?
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:iconjenna-rose:
Jenna-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes!
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:iconleonsfilmreviews:
LeonsFilmreviews Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Thank you for accepting my picture :)
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:iconmladenigor:
mladenigor Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Thanks for accepting me as a member.:happybounce: 
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:iconbaybeehh:
baybeehh Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for accepting my picture :hug:
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:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
You are most welcome!  :hug:
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:iconleonsfilmreviews:
LeonsFilmreviews Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thank you for accepting my picture :)
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alwaysloveyou123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
thanks
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