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Ellie May. ADMIN December 29, 2014
WELCOME to Secret Forest - macros only - p1*/c3***

Sweeper Active - award 3 using copy/paste CODE when you submit a photo for approval.

Group Description

Welcome to LEVEL 1 ~ ❖ Secret Forest ❖ - home to lovers of the magic of nature and macro photography!

Here you can post macros of the very tiny landscapes found in garden and forest:
- we accept mosses, lichens, liverworts, moulds, fungi,
leaves, seeds, berries and droplet macros
plus VERY tiny creatures .eg. snails, centipedes, tree frogs.
- photo subject should be 7.5cm (3") MAXIMUM length/width.
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Also our sister LEVEL 1 group:
♦ Post macros of flowers & buds, insects and cute/cuddly spiders here:
♥ Flowers or Insects - MACROS ONLY ♥.
LEVEL 2:
♦ Add macros with 10+ basic Secret Forest Awards to our 10+ Gallery
to receive an INVITATION to our LEVEL 2 'Macro Elite' group:
♥ ❖ MACRO ELITE ❖ ♥ (level 2) Flowers or Insects, Secret Forest
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HOT TOPICS
WELCOME and THANK YOU's - say 'Hi' and introduce yourself :)

INFO THREAD - “Admin Approval” explained.

FAQ's- how to copy/paste; how to give awards; where is page 1 of a group pool?
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2012 group front page SF news banner
2nd Level ♥ ❖ MACRO ELITE (level 2) Group ❖ ♥ Contest News.

NOW
:::March Contest ::::♣ό❖Rain,Ice and Snow❖ό♣ Winners announced

NEXT
::::Elite 5+ Awards :::
~ contest OPENS 1st May 2014.
- post flowers and buds, insects and larvae, caterpillars & pupae and cute spider macros
in our
sister LEVEL 1 group:
♥ Flowers or Insects – MACROS ONLY
When your photo reaches Macro Elite (level 2) pool, it can enter the contests!
* Photos MUST be in our Macro Elite (level 2) group pool to qualify for Elite contests.
- get an Invite to 'Macro Elite' (level 2) group for your contest photo in our 10+ Award Gallery.
* One entry per member per contest.
* Winning photos are showcased on Macro Elite group front page!!


► See February's ﴾Ѫ﴿ Web or Spider (Ѫ﴿ Contest WINNERS!!

See the updated 2014 Elite Contest Diary HERE!

♥ ¸¸.--.¸¸.•´¯) (¯`•.¸¸.--.¸¸ ♥ Let's enjoy the beauty of nature macros! ♥ ¸¸.--.¸¸.•´¯) (¯`•.¸¸.--.¸¸ ♥
2012 SF FRONT PAGE AWARD CODE banner
POST 1* - COMMENT/AWARD 3***
To give awards to photos in our group, use this code ~
Copy/paste everything between the lines
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<b>A Magical Macro !!!</b>
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/secret_forest/"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5516035068_89a083f2de.jpg" width="250" height="334" alt="Secret Forest group 'Comment' Award © Chris Elliott. Original images © melieli, © Matty7D, © natalija2006 on flickr" /></a>
<b>Seen in:<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/secret_forest/">
❖ Secret Forest - macros only ❖ *p1/a3***</a></b>
<b>♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦</b>

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It looks like this:


A Magical Macro !!!
Secret Forest group 'Comment' Award © Chris Elliott. Original images © melieli, © Matty7D, © natalija2006 on flickr
Seen in:
❖ Secret Forest - macros only ❖ *p1/a3***

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2012 SF Front Page INVITE CODE banner
Use the code below to INVITE PHOTOS to our group
Copy/paste everything between the lines
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<a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/secret_forest/"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5533088732_ea3414d190.jpg" width="280" height="250" alt=" Secret Forest Group Invitation by christabel's artworks, on Flickr. © Chris Elliott." /></a>

<b>❖ Secret Forest - macros only ❖</b> <i>Post 1/Award 3</i> ❖
❖ <b>This is a 1st level group - it is important to give awards to other members' photos</b> ❖
<i><a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/secret_forest/rules/">❖ Please read our <b>GROUP RULES</b> before posting ❖</a></i>

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It looks like this:

 Secret Forest Group Invitation by christabel's artworks, on Flickr. © Chris Elliott.

❖ Secret Forest - macros only ❖ Post 1/Award 3
This is a 1st level group - it is important to give awards to other members' photos
❖ Please read our GROUP RULES before posting ❖

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Comment and invite how it should be: in a click! Don't waste your time: use Trailr
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Your Admin Team have 'Welcome' notices posted along with your photos in the group pool.
♥ ☼¨*:·.-.¸.•´¯) ❖ SECRET FOREST group Marker ❖ (¯`•.¸.-.·:*¨☼ ♥
These are not photos - please DO NOT COMMENT on them.
They are simply here to help us to make your photos feel welcome :-))

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To FIND OUR GROUPS in your group list on the new flickr Photo Page:

Our groups are at/near the BOTTOM of your group list -
LEVEL 1 = ♥ Flowers or Insects - MACROS ONLY ♥
~ for flowers, insects & spider macros.
LEVEL 1 = ❖ Secret Forest - macros only ❖
~ for other nature macros - mosses, lichens, liverworts, moulds, fungi and seeds/berries plus VERY tiny creatures (NO flowers, insects or spiders).
~ you are HERE!
LEVEL 2 = ♥ ❖ MACRO ELITE ❖ ♥ (level 2) Flowers or Insects - Secret Forest (Invited Photos)
~ photos with 10 awards from Level 1 groups will be invited to Level 2 Elite group :))

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LEVEL 2 - Admin Invite
The BEST photos from our 10+ AWARD GALLERIES in LEVEL 1 Groups
~ ♥ Flowers or Insects - MACROS ONLY ♥
&
~ ❖ Secret Forest - macros only ❖
will receive ADMIN INVITES like this:
♥ ❖ Your Elite macro is PROMOTED !!! ❖ ♥

MACRO ELITE invite” by Christabel’s Artworks – on flickr. © Chris Elliott, Matty7D, melieli and natalija2006.

Please post in: ♥ ❖ MACRO ELITE ❖ ♥
Level 2 ~ Invite Only ~ *p1/a3***
Please read group rules before posting.
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- EVERY PHOTO submitted to 'Elite' MUST have an INVITATION to join our 'Elite' pool.
- when you receive an Invitation, read the group rules and apply for membership.
- if your photo has an Invitation it WILL be accepted, if it has no Invitation it will NOT.

Please be patient. We will be inviting new photos to 'Elite' every day!!!

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❖ Secret Forest - macros only ❖ - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver
 Flowers or Insects - MACROS ONLY - P1*/A3***-  contest winners! - View our group's most interesting photos on Flickriver
♥ ❖ MACRO ELITE ❖ ♥ (level 2) p1/a3 - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

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~ from 10 March 2011.




Group Rules

Secret Forest - macros only
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*If you need a translation from English:
Yahoo babelfish translator: babelfish.yahoo.com/
Google translate: translate.google.com/#

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::: INTRODUCTION ::: GROUP RULES :::

❖ We are a specialist macro photography group for all the tiny treasures of forests and gardens.
We welcome new members who show talent and enthusiasm for macro photography, color and composition, and appreciation of nature's beauty.

❖ This is an 'AWARD' group. To join, you should be happy to give encouragement and appreciation to other members as well as to receive it.

❖ Membership is by application only. Receiving an invitation to post a photo does not guarantee that your application for membership will be accepted - a comprehensive portfolio of nature macros plus evidence of active involvement in other reputable flickr groups, with a similar specialist theme, is more important.

❖ We use 'Admin Approval' to check all photos' suitability for our group pool. Acceptance of you as a member does not mean acceptance of all your macros into our pool. Photos are individually assessed shortly after arrival in our 'queue' and may be removed if they do meet our rules, or do not display a sufficiently high standard of quality, clarity and magnification. If one of your photos is not accepted for our pool, do not be upset, please add another more suitable macro.

❖ Our definition of 'macro' does not mean you must use a macro lens.
Most important, your image must be clear, with detail which is hard to see with the naked eye.

Here you can post macros of the very tiny landscapes found in garden and forest:
-we accept mosses, lichens, liverworts, moulds, fungi and seeds/berry macros plus VERY tiny creatures (NO flowers or buds, insects or spiders).
- photo subject should be 7.5cm (3") MAXIMUM length/width.

Post macros of flowers, insects and spiders to our sister Level 1 group:
♥ Flowers or Insects - MACROS ONLY ♥.
Add your macros with 10+ Secret Forest Awards to our 10+ Gallery to receive an
INVITATION to our 2nd level 'Elite' group:
♥ ❖ MACRO ELITE ❖ ♥ (level 2) Flowers or Insects, Secret Forest
Please read our group rules BELOW before applying for membership
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::: GROUP RULES :::

♦ When you submit a photo for Admin Approval, give awards to a minimum of 3 photos on page 1 in the group pool.
*see group pool page number in ALL views except 'justified'.
If you do not want to award other photos to show your appreciation do not join our group.

♦ When you comment, use the ‘copy/paste’ award code - it is on the group front page.
- please note: our copy/paste award codes are for the use of group members only.
- group awards posted by non-members will not be counted towards promotions.
- see FAQ's for instructions on using comment code.

Sweeper is Running - so no cheating.
- if you do not comment on at least 3 photos between pages 1 - 2 you will be caught and removed from the group, along with your photos.

DO NOT AWARD YOUR OWN PHOTOS - only awards from other members count towards promotion.
- if you award your own photo you will be removed from our group, along with your photos.

MACROS ONLY:
Our definition of 'macro' does not mean you must use a macro lens.
Most important - your image must be clear, with detail which is hard to see with the naked eye.
See What is macro? for our full definition and examples.
* To be sure of meeting our 'macro' requirements your photo should show MORE clear detail than is visible with the naked eye, regardless of what lens you use.

♦ Only macros of VERY SMALL plants, seeds, moulds, lichens and small creatures are allowed in the pool. Photos of other subjects will not be accepted.
- we accept mosses, lichens, liverworts, moulds, fungi and VERY tiny creatures. No flowers, insects or spiders - we have a sister group for them :)
- photo subject should be 7.5cm (3") MAXIMUM length/width.
- happy creatures only. No injured, dying or dead creatures, please.
No creatures should be harmed in the process of you photographing them.

♦ Only photos in nature; no fingers, no man-made objects in shot.

♦ Photos should be of good quality. We discourage over-photoshopped images.
- overly processed photos will be removed.
- frames are acceptable.
- copyrighting of your macros is encouraged (but keep it subtle, please!)

Do not repost photos to get more awards – your image will be removed.

No black & white or monochrome photos - natural colors only.

♦ Only natural background allowed – no buildings or architecture unless blurred beyond recognition.

♦ New to Admin Approval? Read a description of how it works in our
INFO THREAD - “Admin Approval” explained.
If your photo is not accepted into our pool, please do not be upset. It is not a judgement on the quality or beauty of your photo, it is just that its content is not what our group is about.

• There is to be NO SWEARING, NO TROLLS and NO PORN.

Please post only your original photos.
- there will be NO TOLERANCE for stolen photos from the internet or other sources.


If the photo you post is stolen, you will be immediately banned from posting further images in the group
- this policy follows flickr community guidelines.


☼ Most of all – ENJOY OUR GROUP ☼

Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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