Nature: Weekly Photography Challenge

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Earlier today we published the first of two posts in a series on Wildlife photography so thought this week we might give you an opportunity to practice the tips in it by making our challenge on the topic of ‘Nature’.

It is a little broader than ‘wildlife’ because not every dPS reader is in a position to photograph animals in the coming week but if you’re able to we’d love to see what you can do.

Feel free to photograph any aspect of nature you like. It could be some macro photography of flowers or insects in your back yard, you might want to get out to the beach and do some seascapes or shoot a sunset, you might find yourself drawn to the countryside for some landscapes or you might head to the zoo for some zoo photography!

It is totally up to you.

Once you’ve created your Nature 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 #DPSNATURE 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 – Diptych 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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  • Pooja M (Optimisme) May 1, 2013 09:23 am

    Another one:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poojamadan/8694002347/

  • Pooja M (Optimisme) May 1, 2013 09:22 am

    Here is my submission,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poojamadan/8694578382/

  • Sagar March 20, 2013 01:43 am

    This is the photo I have taken during my Trip to Hill station in the rainy morning

  • Tasi March 15, 2013 11:00 pm

    [eimg url='http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/553194_4871923354937_559860654_n.jpg' title='553194_4871923354937_559860654_n.jpg']

  • Abbigail March 14, 2013 03:21 pm

    Wild mushroom on the beach.

  • Duncan March 14, 2013 06:10 am

    I need some expert critique on my photographs and i hope that some of you guys maybe have a look and tell me what you think....Thanks for any help you can share.

    Duncan

  • Kyle March 13, 2013 07:05 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93925449@N04/8543728268/in/photostream

  • Marge Wakefield March 13, 2013 06:55 am

    A test to see if I know how to do this

  • Lori McCraney March 12, 2013 12:19 pm

    Atamasco Lily (Florida native wildflower)
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538563902855575&set=a.136641896381113.23365.100001059099335&type=3&theater

  • Tony Bryan March 12, 2013 08:04 am

    These are two of the photos I took last week at my local safari park with my new telephoto lens.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tony-bryan/

  • Tony Bryan March 12, 2013 07:53 am

    These are two of the photos I took at my local Safari park last week with my new telephoto.

  • Andre Favron March 11, 2013 04:51 am

    There are some truly beautiful photos here and I hope mine is worthy of being seen with them. I took this photo by setting up the capture when I saw the two babies sleeping; I then gently tapped on the nest to awaken them knowing that their first response would be to expect a feeding from their mom. I hope you enjoy :-

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8544260276_c3b4c24ca2_m.jpg

  • Duncan March 10, 2013 07:37 am

    Some great photos, well done!

  • NILESH MANE March 10, 2013 02:07 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93912079@N04/

  • Mohammed Abdin March 9, 2013 07:31 pm

    In the beauty of nature lies the spirit of HOPE
    http://500px.com/photo/16768239

  • Kiwi Gal March 9, 2013 12:58 pm

    Owl
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93293124@N07/8541099414/in/photostream

    Butterfly
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93293124@N07/8539997031/in/photostream/

  • Lori March 9, 2013 11:13 am

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=341505485941349&set=a.341505482608016.80209.111499508941949&type=3&theater

  • tgreene March 9, 2013 11:07 am

    A bird in the hand is worth 3 in the bush.
    http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp259/flowerfriend/Birds/3whitecrownsparrows.jpg

  • Richard Lemmer March 9, 2013 10:09 am

    forg in iris

  • Gary Paakkonen March 9, 2013 05:05 am

    http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Places/Canadian-Prairies/The-Farm/i-Cn7QTNn/0/X2/20130223-_GPP5701-X2.jpg
    A winter shot of my side yard and trees backlit by the sun

  • Michael Holmes March 9, 2013 04:23 am

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/crq41fj2f15v7y0/What%20time%20is%20lunch.jpg

    In my backyard. Squirrel protecting the nest.

  • Sheeba March 9, 2013 02:44 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tincangypzee/8529236630/
    Camouflage in Nature ..

  • Sheeba March 9, 2013 02:42 am

    Camouflage in Nature --

  • Lisa March 9, 2013 12:56 am

    Here's some fun I had with some whisky jacks while working up in the bush in Manitoba
    http://attheendofmylens.shutterfly.com/pictures/330

  • enjbe March 8, 2013 08:58 pm

    Summer flower

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/enjbe/8476030836/

  • Fran Solly March 8, 2013 02:16 pm

    some of my favorite Nature Photography subjects are the playful Australian Sea Lions of the Sir Joseph Bank Group of Islands on South Australia

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/frangi56/8352083672/

  • Richard Lemmer March 8, 2013 01:59 pm

    Not new this week I'm afraid but I wanted to share it.

  • James March 8, 2013 11:33 am

    Bird having a drink in puddle.

  • Johany March 8, 2013 11:25 am

    Sorry, the picture did not come out before...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/johany_carson/8519190117/in/photostream

  • Lauren Sobkoviak March 8, 2013 10:41 am

    http://500px.com/photo/7570788

    Photo taken at a nearby pond just as mating season was beginning. The singing Yellow-headed Blackbird put on quite a show for me.

  • Vinay March 8, 2013 10:17 am

    This is one I took a few years back

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vabavdekar/4165069182/

  • Johany March 8, 2013 09:42 am

    I took this picture about 20 yrs ago and recently found it in a stack of old pictures. One of my favorites!

  • shoshanna March 8, 2013 09:21 am

    Honeybees in their hive. The 4 combs are where the next queens are and when they hatch they fight each other to see who will survive:

    [eimg url='http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/605/beehive.jpg' title='beehive.jpg']

  • Abigail March 8, 2013 08:26 am

    This is one I took this morning..and I have several other nature photos in my photostream..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abigailjoyphotos/8536907043/in/photostream

  • Alexis March 8, 2013 03:14 am

    Thanks!
    Baby Namib Sand Gecko: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bindiphotography/8537280796/in/set-72157630698133360

  • Kpace March 7, 2013 12:27 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/92620711@N06/8535823186/[/img]

  • JoNeal Barton March 7, 2013 11:28 am

    Same picture, but didn't knwo which website you prefered.

    https://www.facebook.com/JBarsSnapshots?ref=hl#!/photo.php?fbid=453044741417300&set=a.471201162934991.1073741825.339249909463451&type=3&theater

    http://500px.com/photo/27612615

  • Gary Longstaff March 7, 2013 09:24 am

    Peacock Butterfly on Flowering Heather

    http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Places/House-Gardent/i-5xD2nXq/1/XL/PIC_0001-XL.jpg

  • Rick Kuhn March 7, 2013 08:04 am

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8535141872_2646757389.jpg"

  • Liz Vuziy March 7, 2013 06:32 am

    Saw some really cool mushrooms.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75935220@N08/8223507528/in/photostream

  • Liz Vuziy March 7, 2013 06:29 am

    A picture of amazing looking mushrooms.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/75935220@N08/8223507528/in/photostream

  • marius2die4 March 7, 2013 05:13 am

    Flowers&close-up
    http://marius-fotografie.blogspot.com/2013/02/hepatica-nobilis-iii.html

    Bird
    http://marius-fotografie.blogspot.com/2013/02/un-sturz.html

    Landscape
    http://marius-fotografie.blogspot.com/2012/11/zapada-si-viscol.html

  • Christian March 7, 2013 04:12 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischen-zepter/7287000222

  • Jackie March 7, 2013 04:11 am

    A hawk in the snow storm. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaxartwork/8532295822/

  • Steven Dwyer March 7, 2013 03:50 am

    My first time posting for the weekly challenge - http://wp.me/s2S1IH-566

  • Iza Korwel March 6, 2013 11:59 pm

    Winter is great time to photograph birds on the deck:
    http://www.korwelphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Dark-eyed-junco-eying-photographer.jpg
    More on blog: http://bit.ly/XK09Ge

  • colin thompson March 6, 2013 09:23 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/peanutwig/8522806762/ ok i'll try again. long tailed tit.

  • colin thompson March 6, 2013 09:21 pm

    Long tailed tit taken at three sisters park in Wigan, u.k.

  • Billy Collopy March 6, 2013 01:04 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/collopyjones/8533183478/in/photostream

    Thanks for the opportunity DPS. Here's my rookie try.

  • Sam Dcruz March 6, 2013 12:39 pm

    A few wildlife shots : http://www.samdcruzphotography.com/gallery/wildlife

  • Barbro March 6, 2013 09:59 am

    Wellcme rainwater :

    http://flic.kr/p/dZCpA5

  • Lynne March 6, 2013 08:53 am

    First time here - this is my nature shot - my own backyard - http://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/a-bird-in-the-bush/

  • Michal France March 5, 2013 06:30 pm

    here is my contribution of the Snowdrop in a morning light:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90949112@N02/8528956388/in/set-72157632907224280/

  • Aston Kelly March 5, 2013 03:43 pm

    Ducking around with my new can http://www.flickr.com/photos/tellaston/7909966152/in/photostream

  • Shayne March 5, 2013 11:41 am

    Snowy Owl in Vancouver, BC.

  • mark baily March 5, 2013 07:10 am

    my macro shot of a caterpillar http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefb666/6070596896/ thanks for viewing

  • Frej March 5, 2013 05:32 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/halvorsenphoto/8528697874/in/photostream

    Just got back from a walk, and here's a shot of a commom starling

  • Eric- March 5, 2013 02:30 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58840771@N06/7255980748/in/photostream

    Sigma 180mm macro on a crop sensor gives a good working distance, yn flash in a small strap on soft box.

    Not cropped, just color corrected in lr.

  • John Velocci March 5, 2013 02:00 am

    Here are some of mine:

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/baneling/collections/189673-insects

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/baneling/collections/189908-edwards-gardens

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/baneling/collections/189656-flowers-and-macro

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/baneling/collections/194290-landcapes

  • Lubica March 5, 2013 01:39 am

    http://lubica.planka.sk/animals/content/20121021-IMG_5808_large.html

    These images were taken on our road trip with my friends. We were driving around marshland and it was truly amazing how many different birds we found. The monkeys are living near temples and parks.

  • Lubica March 5, 2013 01:27 am

    http://lubica.planka.sk/animals/content/20121023-IMG_6388_large.html

  • Stephen March 4, 2013 09:06 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssiteman/8526798659/in/photostream

    Here's my shot

  • Gavin March 4, 2013 09:03 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/23220109

  • Gavin March 4, 2013 09:01 pm

    http://500px.com/photo/14627603

  • COLIN BOND March 4, 2013 08:46 pm

    Mayfly
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/colin-bond/8526757943/

  • dyadyo March 4, 2013 08:26 pm

    leaves under the sun

  • Jeff Kuhn March 4, 2013 04:28 pm

    san bernardino mountains

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93724129@N05/8526319347/in/photostream

  • Zain Abdullah March 4, 2013 12:34 pm

    At the Malaysian National Zoo

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/florafauna/e22727fbe

  • Stephen Talabac March 4, 2013 12:16 pm

    Pansy as viewed through the lens of a raindrop clinging to a petal of another Pansy.

    http://sjtphotography.com/natureslens/h562c8bc6#h562c8bc6

  • Stephen Talabac March 4, 2013 11:22 am

    Pansy viewed through the lens of a raindrop clinging to another Pansy petal.

    http://sjtphotography.com/natureslens/h562c8bc6

  • Vince Reimer March 4, 2013 09:44 am

    Woodpecker-

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/887251_10151502768697184_2016542561_o.jpg

  • Rob B March 4, 2013 09:32 am

    Winter Hike....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_369/8526290854/in/photostream

  • Jon Glogowski March 4, 2013 06:44 am

    Taken in West Yellowstone.

    The Leader of the Pack: http://jonglogowski.tumblr.com/image/43712040959

  • Claudia March 4, 2013 06:11 am

    Best shot in a series... of butterflies

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93687669@N02/8524115436/

  • Michal France March 4, 2013 04:46 am

    There was one of the rare sunny days in Strasbourg so I took the opportunity to make a picture for this competition:

    a macro with my C 100mm, F2,8
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90949112@N02/8524198919/in/photostream

    and one of my older panoramas made in October 2012 in Voges. I love the wildness of this place. Always makes me to forget that our civilisation took over our planet.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90949112@N02/8516279321/in/set-72157632885282264

  • Howard Mitchell March 3, 2013 11:09 pm

    This water drop refraction method can be a lot of fun..

  • lori burrows March 3, 2013 10:57 pm

    http://flic.kr/p/dS7S3u[/img]
    http://flic.kr/p/dRLACU
    http://flic.kr/p/dS7Sro
    I love shooting nature. These are just a couple from this winter while out looking for eagles and whatever else came along.

  • mandyb March 3, 2013 10:38 pm

    This gorgeous orb spider joined us for lunch....http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=337119926388718&set=a.326601997440511.57671.325795810854463&type=1&relevant_count=1

  • Kelly Walters March 3, 2013 10:09 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0091009/photos/93276247@N06/8523215511/

    Flower from my garden

  • Mahrukh Iqbal March 3, 2013 06:24 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4138384583969&set=a.4049164713528.2146285.1414288544&type=3&theater

  • Barry E. Warren March 3, 2013 04:06 pm

    Here is a new nature photo, The first flower on in door plant at home
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69714842@N06/8522578723/in/photostream

  • Kevin March 3, 2013 12:43 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/73481282@N04/8478856691/in/photostream

    I planted many sunflowers this year and now I'm reaping the benefits with lots of bees and butterflies visiting.

  • Tom O'Connor March 3, 2013 12:21 pm

    Here's a unique one (I hope)!

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p1059186552/e1c5d359d

  • Trazy Lee March 3, 2013 05:30 am

    A humpback whale diving in the open sea near Andenes in Norway

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/trazylee/8521094979/

  • Steve Vorkoeper March 3, 2013 05:25 am

    I took this shot just yesterday morning.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_v/8521083005/in/photostream

  • Kyle March 3, 2013 04:59 am

    http://pinterest.com/pin/465559680199499047/

  • John March 3, 2013 02:04 am

    A pretty little animal.
    http://500px.com/photo/27205301

  • Steve March 3, 2013 02:03 am

    Love elephants. Lucky to be in Africa at the moment

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/African-Mammals/G0000IrGRBOD5m2s/I0000rwGVTOPx_HM/C0000bdEkyK_8Dzs

  • Matt B March 3, 2013 12:40 am

    Stroan Loch in Scotland

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_battison/8040149167/in/set-72157631659622025

  • Fábio Petry March 3, 2013 12:29 am

    Yellow nature of a small sunflower

    http://flic.kr/p/dVkQzx

  • Barry Scully March 2, 2013 11:44 pm

    Definitely my reason for loving photography, Nature photography allows me to get back to my favourite areas.

    Here is a shot from one of my latest Owl shoots.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/8477682730/in/photostream

    Most of my photos on flickr are Nature related, please take a look and let me know what you like.

    Barry

  • Justin Wong March 2, 2013 11:08 pm

    Maple leaf! :D

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78973795@N03/8521336896/in/photostream/

  • Kristina March 2, 2013 08:51 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pisipupsu/8519995587/in/photostream

  • anthony March 2, 2013 05:59 pm

    roly poly fish head

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8483971425_2af0d424ec_c.jpg' title='8483971425_2af0d424ec_c.jpg']

  • Mausam March 2, 2013 04:14 pm

    Jewels of water!

  • Willy Campbell March 2, 2013 04:12 pm

    Not new this week, but one of my favorites. 2 Honu [green sea turtles] taken about 30' down free-diving Leeward Oahu, Hawaii.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/willyc808/8518034200/

  • Altangerel March 2, 2013 11:51 am

    Fall colours:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_fy0YxCMAA_k2Y.jpg

  • Dominique March 2, 2013 11:50 am

    I'm leaving you!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29139616@N05/8086315358/in/set-72157631766855205

  • John Gaughan March 2, 2013 11:24 am

    Very cool stuff

  • inkid March 2, 2013 11:17 am

    mommy & baby at the park
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkid/6663498293

  • Martha March 2, 2013 11:15 am

    My humble effort :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/80874895@N08/8123602490/in/set-72157631864355156/

  • Jon Paul Vivere March 2, 2013 10:54 am

    Lots of options... I'll choose:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vivere_design/8519041089/in/photostream

  • blueb3ll March 2, 2013 10:40 am

    Spring is on its way - wild daffodil breaks through

    http://500px.com/photo/26342965?from=set/464895

  • Scottc March 2, 2013 10:06 am

    The path that must be crossed, however slowly....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/4803754865/

  • satesh March 2, 2013 09:58 am

    I went to the beach.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/satesh/8513174990/

  • Judy Royal Glenn March 2, 2013 09:36 am

    Your challenged helped save a brown bats life today! As I was going to shoot for the nature challenge at the Botanical Garden, I found a brown bat cold and shivering in their parking lot. The rest of the story is on my Flickr page.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/judyroyalglenn/8518835111/in/photostream

  • Seb March 2, 2013 08:31 am

    Spotlights :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49749846@N07/8239094118/

  • Thomas Schmidt March 2, 2013 08:30 am

    How about some Cape Petrels?
    http://thoschmiphotos.blogspot.de/2013/02/cape-petrels.html

  • Jeff E Jensen March 2, 2013 07:42 am

    I love spending time shooting nature. Recently spent some time hanging out with some bald eagles.

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-few-eagles.html

  • Marcos Loyola Rivera March 2, 2013 07:18 am

    Here we go

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mloyolarivera/5452199926/

  • Guigphotography March 2, 2013 07:10 am

    Another great challenge subject. Thanks DR!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/69604456@N07/8519658446/in/photostream

  • Lukasz March 2, 2013 06:47 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazlo/7963822330/in/photostream

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