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Picture Perfect Challenge: Nature Photography Day

  • Jun 15, 2014 · 7:00 AM

Periodically, I'll post a photo challenge with a different theme. Remember that this is NOT a competition, this is about being creative and having fun. There is no meetup-- this is just a personal challenge for you to go out and find something to photograph for the theme. The difference this week is that you can participate on a national level if you choose (see below for more information) and/or post you photos here, to our group, for sharing.

The ninth annual Nature Photography Day will be observed nationally on Sunday, June 15. This day was designated by NANPA to promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images have been used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide.

NANPA encourages people everywhere to enjoy the weekend by using a camera to explore the natural world. 

Nature Photography Day Event

NANPA will be supporting Nature Photography Day by hosting a Facebook event page for your nature photos taken on June 15. Just get out there and take some photos, and then upload your best shot to the Nature Photography Day page. One photo per person, please.

You will need to have a Facebook account and you must "Attend" the Nature Photography Day Event. Facebook will accept photos up to 2048 pixels (on the long side), but these photos are downsized to 720 pixels for presentation with a link to the high-resolution version. So, unless you intend to make your high-resolution image available for public download, NANPA recommends you size your photo to 720 pixels on the long side before uploading.

This is not a contest, and no fee is charged for submission. Photos must be taken on June 15, 2014, within walking (or biking) distance of wherever you are. The time frame for uploads is June 15 through June 21.

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  • Stephanie W.

    Hanging out on the African daisy, can't type this morning

    June 16, 2014

  • Stephanie W.

    I snapped a few photos from around our place, the most interesting was the Owlfly I found hang in out of my African daisies.

    June 16, 2014

  • Milana C.

    My apologies. I meant challenge, not change.

    June 15, 2014

  • Milana C.

    Mission accomplished. I took a picture of a cardinal. I have downloaded my photo on the Facebook page. The change was great, because I found out about painted buntings, the colorful birds that live here in Texas. Now I want to find one and take a picture.

    June 15, 2014

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