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Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel ADMIN November 6, 2018
Welcome! Just a reminder, this group is for focus-stacked arthropod portraits made in the field. Images other than exactly those are inappropriate and wasting my time with continued submission of these will mean my most efficient option is to ban you. Learn more about focus stacking at extreme-macro.co.uk/

Group Description

Welcome to the Flickr group for focus stacked insects, captured undisturbed in their natural environment. All images posted to this group are reviewed before being set live. The rules are as follows:

1. Images in this group are reviewed by administrators before being entered. This is to ensure that all images in this group are on theme, and to stop spammers from ruining the group stream with random images nobody wants to see. If you have an on theme image and would like to contribute to this group by sharing it, please do so. Focus stacking is progressing very quickly and it's only thanks to everyone sharing their images and techniques.

Periodically we will choose a new image out of successful group entries to be the cover image for the group. This happens relatively infrequently but it's nice to spotlight new macro photographers!


2. Requirements to accept images in this group
- Image is of an arthropod
- Image has been focus stacked using any stacking software
- No obvious defects like OOF bands, soft focus bands is acceptable
- No filthy insects covered in dust, unless the dust is of particular interest in the image (eg, pollen)
- Image needs to be in in good focus
- Image needs to be well lit
- Image needs to have relatively low noise for a stacked image.
- We prefer the largest allowed uploaded size (2048px for non-pro users) to be able to admire the details, enjoying the advantage of focus stacking.

3. Some other notes:
- The animal is outdoors in it's natural environment. It needs to be a living subject that went on living undisturbed after the stack was completed. Images of insects stacked in a home are suited for the sister group Insects - Studio Stacks.
- There are no limits on the amount of images you can request for admittance in one day.
- Images should not be abstract, like butterfly wing scales or individual body parts like an antenna. Profile style head shots is perfectly fine, as is a full body shot. Ideally we want to see the eyes, but not only the eyee :)
- If you are unfamiliar with focus stacking and would like to know a little bit more about it, The extreme macro website has a section on Focus Stacking that will help you get started with techniquest, hardware & software etc.
- There is no "seen in xxx" image and there never will be. If you like someones work, leave them a hand typed message.
- There is no award system, you are not required to comment or post or favorite anything you do not want to. If you post an image there is no further commitment to do anything and no silly robot that will remove your image unless you follow rules.
- Do not spam other peoples images by leaving images that are not on topic in order to attract more viewers to your stream.

4. Be nice!

5. By posting an image here, you give consent for that image to be tweeted out via the extreme macro twitter account, and also shown as a thumbail on extreme-macro.co.uk/ The tweet will always link back to your image and this does not affect your ownership in any way. I use a service called twibble to automate this, and if you do not want your photo to appear on extreme-macro.co.uk just add nopost into the title and description.

Group Rules

1. Images in this group are reviewed by administrators before being entered. This is to ensure that all images in this group are on theme, and to stop spammers from ruining the group stream with random images nobody wants to see. If you have an on theme image and would like to contribute to this group by sharing it, please do so. Focus stacking is progressing very quickly and it's only thanks to everyone sharing their images and techniques.

2. Requirements to accept images in this group
- Image is of an arthropod
- Image has been focus stacked using any stacking software
- No obvious defects like OOF bands, soft focus bands is acceptable
- No filthy insects covered in dust, unless the dust is of particular interest in the image (eg, pollen)
- Image needs to be in in good focus
- Image needs to be well lit
- Image needs to have relatively low noise for a stacked image.
- We prefer the largest allowed uploaded size (2048px for non-pro users) to be able to admire the details, enjoying the advantage of focus stacking.

3. Some other notes:
- The animal is outdoors in it's natural environment. It needs to be a living subject that went on living undisturbed after the stack was completed. Images of insects stacked in a home are suited for the sister group Insects - Studio Stacks.
- There are no limits on the amount of images you can request for admittance in one day.
- Images should not be abstract, like butterfly wing scales or individual body parts like an antenna. Profile style head shots is perfectly fine, as is a full body shot. Ideally we want to see the eyes, but not only the eyee :)
- If you are unfamiliar with focus stacking and would like to know a little bit more about it, The extreme macro website has a section on Focus Stacking that will help you get started with techniquest, hardware & software etc.
- There is no "seen in xxx" image and there never will be. If you like someones work, leave them a hand typed message.
- There is no award system, you are not required to comment or post or favorite anything you do not want to. If you post an image there is no further commitment to do anything and no silly robot that will remove your image unless you follow rules.
- Do not spam other peoples images by leaving images that are not on topic in order to attract more viewers to your stream.

4. Be nice!

5. By posting an image here, you give consent for that image to be tweeted out via the extreme macro twitter account, and also shown as a thumbail on extreme-macro.co.uk/ The tweet will always link back to your image and this does not affect your ownership in any way. I use a service called twibble to automate this, and if you do not want your photo to appear on extreme-macro.co.uk just add nopost into the title and description.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 3 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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