Open to photographers with a ranking outside the top 1000. There are two other 'Macro plants' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
One of the most enduringly popular subjects for macro photographers is plantlife. Not only does the intricacy of nature lend itself perfectly to these ultra close-up shots, but plants are abundant and can be found anywhere, at any time of the year. Even if the weather's cold where you are, why not buy a flower or a plant and bring the photography indoors? This might give you the opportunity to get a little more creative with your background, too. Good luck!
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