Delicate: Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Delicate: Weekly Photography Challenge

One Day I'll Fly Away..This week your challenge is to take a new photo and to share it with us on the them of ‘Delicate‘.

Feel free to interpret the theme in any way that you wish. You could:

  • photograph a single delicate flower
  • photograph a newborn baby
  • photograph a delicacy (food)
  • photograph a person who is small and delicate

Really it is up to you! The more you look the more you’ll find small, intricate, delicate things around you!

Once you’ve taken your ‘Delicate’ image upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it or – embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSDELICATE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the images posted in our last challenge – Lines challenge where there were some great images submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Ridi

    April 6, 2013 07:43 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61939862@N02/8437682289/

  • Jenny R

    March 29, 2013 10:18 pm

    I spotted this butterfly having a moment's rest.
    https://plus.google.com/photos/101250901115081399982/albums/5851364854192717425/5851367019081684610.

  • Mohammed Abdin

    March 28, 2013 06:31 pm

    Well I took this photo while I was walking in the flowers gallery and I found this flower that took my attention exactly from this point of view, I think it looks beautiful don't you

    http://500px.com/photo/16768239

  • Kyle

    March 27, 2013 06:07 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaxley/8542641249/in/photostream

  • Harlan Goodson

    March 25, 2013 10:59 am

    Here is the link

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaminglawyer/8586530661/

  • Harlan Goodson

    March 25, 2013 10:57 am

    Taken with a Leica M6 TTL; Carl Zeiss Biogon 35mm f/2; Fujichrome Velvia 100.

  • Mark Davis

    March 23, 2013 02:48 pm

    Karina - Nice shot. Growing up in Texas, we called that "Spanish Moss".

  • Dr_Fu_Manchu

    March 23, 2013 11:27 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29432399@N06/8580574273/

  • Karina

    March 23, 2013 06:50 am

    I don't know what these fluffy things hanging from trees are called, but they've been catching my attention every time I visit the Bellingrath Gardens, and I could never get a good picture of them -- I wanted them backlit, I guess, but the shots got incorrectly exposed... This time I kept in mind the topic of delicate, and finally was able to take a shot:

    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/camomiletea/1321849/348672/348672_600.jpg

  • Oscar Arzate

    March 23, 2013 06:29 am

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/734286_442041822544881_1108613881_n.jpg

  • Fede Pose

    March 23, 2013 03:13 am

    My brother and his dog, Tony.

    http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6010/5966074200_854ee9c24a.jpg

  • Fede Pose

    March 23, 2013 03:11 am

    My brother and his dog, Tony.

    [eimg url='http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6010/5966074200_854ee9c24a_z.jpg' title='5966074200_854ee9c24a_z.jpg']

  • Karlien

    March 22, 2013 09:43 pm

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_kRE9hNZjh8/T37hGRrF8CI/AAAAAAAAAr8/8D1wtjExTOA/s1600/gz06.jpg

  • enjbe

    March 22, 2013 08:04 pm

    A flower from my garden . . .

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enjbe/8476030836/in/set-72157631951627162

  • Dzung Tran

    March 22, 2013 04:17 pm

    The feather of an egret
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dzung_banme/8428262905/in/photostream

  • Khanh To

    March 22, 2013 02:01 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/khanhto/8579385922/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Svetlana Matviy

    March 22, 2013 08:51 am

    hi, everybody, here is a few delicate manifestations of nature as i see it

    http://s1287.photobucket.com/user/SvetlaM/library/Delicate%20Nature

    …just click the image to enlarge
    and some subtle flowers
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538312652880537&set=a.525117564200046.120528.100001054223450&type=1
    http://www.microscopy-uk.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=614&fullsize=1
    i hope u'll enjoy!

  • J4X

    March 22, 2013 06:19 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/94264919@N04/8578460206/in/photostream/

  • David Lang

    March 22, 2013 06:18 am

    Photo of Ice Lace
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dslangjr/7316185924/in/photostream

    And for a summer contrast, patterns of beach grass in the sand
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dslangjr/7317045130/in/photostream

  • Vicki Allen

    March 22, 2013 05:54 am

    A mother's delicate touch.

    http://victoriaallenphotography.zenfolio.com/p871203826/h587795cc#h587795cc

  • Brian Simpson

    March 22, 2013 05:39 am

    Snowflakes:
    A few of my favs
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/91818555@N07/8415975750
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/91818555@N07/8403059324
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/91818555@N07/8403069976

  • Stephen Pelletier

    March 22, 2013 05:33 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27481485@N00/8578370770/in/photostream

  • Sheeba

    March 22, 2013 03:59 am

    Seminole Pink Hibiscus -
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tincangypzee/6477501147/

  • Dustin Benefield

    March 22, 2013 03:48 am

    a pic of the sun rise to be specific since i forgot to include that detail...

  • Dustin Benefield

    March 22, 2013 03:47 am

    question...
    do you guys think itd be ok for me to do a pic from the top of my house, for this challenge or is that not delicate enough?

  • sindhu v roy

    March 22, 2013 03:35 am

    http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/575204_10151173518647797_823117987_n.jpg

  • Barbro

    March 22, 2013 03:07 am

    Oregano flower

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28924253@N00/6152685152/

  • Marina

    March 22, 2013 03:00 am

    This is a photo of the flower-lights in my living room, in the morning light.

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8577758182_c10ab8a093_z.jpg' title='8577758182_c10ab8a093_z.jpg']

  • claudio jorda

    March 22, 2013 02:11 am

    Here are my delicates.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudiojorda/8511406720/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudiojorda/8456367364/in/photostream/

  • Linda

    March 21, 2013 09:24 pm

    Please remove my previous two posts. Still cannot figure out how to embed!

  • Linda

    March 21, 2013 09:05 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.551710858201986.1073741833.100000892290375&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=551710904868648&set=a.551710858201986.1073741833.100000892290375&type=1&theater

  • Linda

    March 21, 2013 09:05 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.551710858201986.1073741833.100000892290375&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=551711764868562&set=a.551710858201986.1073741833.100000892290375&type=1&theater

  • Kurt

    March 21, 2013 03:45 pm

    http://kurtapetty.tumblr.com/image/45876725767

  • Chris

    March 21, 2013 01:27 pm

    One more:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/learnrunwrite/8575603921/

  • Chris

    March 21, 2013 01:24 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/learnrunwrite/8575605497/

  • Contessa

    March 21, 2013 12:43 pm

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/93121762@N06/8575389719/

    Love is... delicate ;)

  • Gary

    March 21, 2013 12:30 pm

    My beautiful baby girl getting ready for Easter.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mumbuspics/8535955036/

  • Catalin Caciuc

    March 21, 2013 06:21 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/25079609@N02/8571604152/' title='Piatra Craiului' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8571604152_c85f36d3eb.jpg']

  • Eric

    March 21, 2013 05:43 am

    Another One:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seasonspics/8569953940/in/photostream

  • Ashwinikumar

    March 21, 2013 04:37 am

    http://500px.com/photo/21463061

  • Zain Abdullah

    March 20, 2013 01:55 pm

    My fourth baby at 4-month-old in 2009

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/family/e2ef2c9cd

  • Christophe Broult

    March 20, 2013 08:44 am

    A picture of our daughter Clara, I took on Saturday
    https://secure.flickr.com/photos/8796557@N07/8572075113/in/photostream

  • Clint

    March 20, 2013 07:10 am

    http://500px.com/photo/28598875
    :)

  • Sathish Sakthivelan

    March 20, 2013 05:07 am

    Here are my four entries
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8571119784_aeb51bd2bc.jpg
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8571093888_2087e5834f.jpg
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8570054979_fdf31c519c.jpg
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8570089861_e427f83d72.jpg

  • Catalin Caciuc

    March 20, 2013 04:20 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/25079609@N02/8572601098/' title='Rares' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8572601098_26a04b72b8_o.jpg']

  • Iza Korwel

    March 19, 2013 10:57 pm

    One of favorites from this weekend shooting in Noelridge Park greenhouse- an orchid, in pink:
    http://www.korwelphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Delicate-curves-of-pink-orchid.jpg

  • Kishan

    March 19, 2013 03:28 pm

    Here are some of my pictures in this theme..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76601665@N00/8521517688
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76601665@N00/7844625864
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/76601665@N00/6017359155

  • Josiah Rohrer

    March 19, 2013 08:00 am

    Fragile Crocus- a sign of Spring

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93324980@N05/8570131024/

  • Stefano Chialastri

    March 19, 2013 07:31 am

    Mine!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stechial/8568957887/in/photostream

  • carlo

    March 19, 2013 04:36 am

    This was literally a snap shot of my niece as she pranced away.

    http://sobershots.tumblr.com/post/44419595272/a-snap-of-my-little-niece-she-was-running-around

  • John Velocci

    March 19, 2013 03:29 am

    Here's my entry:

    http://pcdn.500px.net/8481951/d273fc6fe3a9460859734be63f9f18583ef51d28/4.jpg

  • Art Barker

    March 18, 2013 11:42 pm

    Dreams of Spring.

    http://500px.com/photo/26870401

  • davide

    March 18, 2013 11:22 pm

    women and flowers always work

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidebonaldo/8568734866/in/photostream

  • Peter Beckwermert

    March 18, 2013 11:10 am

    Had to repost on flickr and lost the link. Here's a couple.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbeckwermert/8567204482/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbeckwermert/8567204736/in/photostream/

  • Randy Renfrow

    March 18, 2013 10:30 am

    Taking this morning

  • Justin Wong

    March 18, 2013 08:34 am

    A beetle :D
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78973795@N03/8566789562/in/photostream

  • Keebler Studios

    March 18, 2013 08:15 am

    and one more. This one is my favorite! http://www.flickr.com/photos/keeblerstudios/8565615445/

  • tracey reinke

    March 18, 2013 06:08 am

  • Teresa Gomez

    March 18, 2013 04:19 am

    http://flic.kr/p/e3R9De

  • bethany ogdon

    March 18, 2013 04:13 am

    I took this one just the other day at a spring-fed creek in Austin, TX. The combination of turtle face, water, and light seems quite delicate to me.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81185145@N08/8565939088/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • COLIN BOND

    March 18, 2013 03:39 am

    Catkins
    http://flic.kr/p/e3Qwzc

  • Sara Alepin

    March 18, 2013 03:36 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shartenstine/8540640156/in/photostream/

  • Mark baily

    March 18, 2013 12:58 am

    http://flickr.com/photos/chefb666/8448069349/

  • Mark baily

    March 18, 2013 12:57 am

    Http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/chefb666/8448069349/, this is my baby boy louie James

  • checot

    March 17, 2013 04:21 pm

    a month ago

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79147197@N07/8563314219/in/photostream

  • Keebler Studios

    March 17, 2013 04:00 pm

    I had a lot of fun with trying to find delicate things around my house. I never realized all the photography opportunities in my home! These were all taken today, and I had a couple favorites that I wanted to share:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/keeblerstudios/8564319828/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/keeblerstudios/8563275441/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/keeblerstudios/8564377812/

  • Michele Colic

    March 17, 2013 03:49 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/26266877

  • Michele Colic

    March 17, 2013 03:48 pm

    An abandoned bicycle in Emeryville, CA

  • Greg C

    March 17, 2013 11:42 am

    my first photo contest, glad I was passed on the info. here is my submission

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8611825@N02/8562746521/

  • Greg C

    March 17, 2013 11:40 am

    My first contest here. Very cool work so far. Here is my submission

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8611825@N02/8562746521/

  • Michal France

    March 17, 2013 11:36 am

    delicate colour...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90949112@N02/8542168662/in/set-72157632951778623

  • Robert Lowry

    March 17, 2013 10:50 am

    Snow crystal quickly melts but retains its form.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/39591531@N00/8562646619/in/photostream

  • Lukasz

    March 17, 2013 10:35 am

    Not done today but 100% delicate
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazlo/8563744446/in/photostream

  • Peter Beckwermert

    March 17, 2013 09:45 am

    A late snowfall in the woods was a great chance to play with my new Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8563632650_e6c56a27a7_b.jpg

  • Linda

    March 17, 2013 08:16 am

    I can't seem to get the image to attach, even though I follow the directions

  • JossieK

    March 17, 2013 08:13 am

    A fragile and delicate treasure I found all forgotten on the floor.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81950116@N07/8553941555/

  • Mark Davis

    March 17, 2013 06:30 am

    Challenge accepted, here's my submission:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cybercow/8562076841/

  • Claudia

    March 17, 2013 06:03 am

    Here is mine:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93687669@N02/8561932991/

    Taken on a summerday in the university park of oxford.

  • Alessio Rota

    March 17, 2013 04:55 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54296162@N06/5025649874

  • Alessio Rota

    March 17, 2013 04:55 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54296162@N06/5070944228

  • Alessio Rota

    March 17, 2013 04:53 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54296162@N06/6069307574

  • Eric

    March 17, 2013 04:49 am

    Hi all,
    Here is my first contribution :-)
    Hope you'll like it.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seasonspics/8504713918/in/photostream

  • Jason

    March 17, 2013 04:27 am

    St. Patrick's cupcake.

    http://goo.gl/iobwc

  • Jason

    March 17, 2013 04:14 am

    Cupcake for St. Patrick.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8562879000_d685f73d00_b.jpg

  • blueb3ll

    March 17, 2013 03:49 am

    Nestling feathers in the wods

    http://500px.com/photo/28402911

  • Jack Foster Mancilla

    March 17, 2013 02:34 am

    A nice close up.

    A Flower of Pink and green

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8477269718_2e83549e50_c.jpg

  • Martha

    March 16, 2013 11:57 pm

    My entry:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/80874895@N08/8125739226/in/photostream

  • Seb

    March 16, 2013 08:06 pm

    Here is mine :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49749846@N07/6626963301/

  • Thomas Schmidt

    March 16, 2013 07:50 pm

  • joshi daniel

    March 16, 2013 05:05 pm

    mine: http://wp.me/silml-187

  • Tom O'Connor

    March 16, 2013 01:15 pm

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p1059186552/e4067de74

  • James Doyle

    March 16, 2013 11:39 am

    Here is my entry for this week. A single rose on the 6' tree in the backyard of our new home.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30hatphotography/8561223658/

  • Dr_Fu_Manchu

    March 16, 2013 11:37 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29432399@N06/7359577274/

  • Annette Gendler

    March 16, 2013 11:13 am

  • Cherrie Zell

    March 16, 2013 09:46 am

    http://cherriezell.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/dps-weekly-challenge-delicate/

    Today I learnt how important it is to have the laptop screen at the right angle. If at the wrong angle, the delicate components of the image are lost. I nearly missed these.

  • Marcos Loyola Rivera

    March 16, 2013 08:37 am

    Newborn

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mloyolarivera/8437702733/in/photostream

  • Scottc

    March 16, 2013 08:20 am

    Great subject for this week.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5606275516/

  • Ankur

    March 16, 2013 08:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ankur_dreams/8549775879/in/set-72157632980027850

  • Chris

    March 16, 2013 07:26 am

    Desert cactus flower stamens. Very yellow! :P
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/howardfamilync/8559630825/in/photostream/

  • Abhijeet Samel

    March 16, 2013 06:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92295337@N06/8560684054/in/photostream/

    Its a delicate fruit growing on a plant

  • WillyC

    March 16, 2013 06:40 am

    Here are my efforts: 1st, a Tulip, and 2nd, a sprouting[?] Native Hawaiian Fern found on the Big Island of Hawaii just outside Volcanoes National Park.

    http://flic.kr/p/e2Hv25

    http://flic.kr/p/dZYMPz

  • Jeff E Jensen

    March 16, 2013 06:24 am

    Ah, this is a very timely challenge. I have been refining my water drop techniques for the last couple of weeks. I've still got a lot to go, but making progress. Sunday afternoon will be spent working on this some more.

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2013/03/water-drops.html

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