dave said:From wikipedia: "Macro photography is extreme close-up photography in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size."
tx_flower_child said:I am equally confused. Perhaps someone had too many pictures to put in a different category so they used Macros instead. Or vice versa.
I've been trying to determine the difference between 'Wildlife and Plants' and 'Miscellaneous/Other'. Although I could, I don't want to point out examples.
In the end, they're all good photographs.
If I remember correctly from last year, the Wildlife and Plants category would be for pictures of creatures in a natural habitat. Misc / other is for things like pictures of children or buildings, etc. That is, IF I'm remembering correctly.
zuzu said:The plants in "Wildlife and Plants" do not have to be the natural habitat. There always are many photos of bees, birds, and butterflies on blooms in gardens -- not at all definable as a natural habitat, for example. The wildlife in these photos, however, should be combined with plants. If there are no plants in view, it would be better to enter the wildlife picture as a "Miscellaneous" photo. We try to move photos to the correct category, but sometimes it's impossible because the photo owner has already entered five photos in that category.
The "Macros" category is full of "non-macros," so it's clear that many people apparently don't know the meaning of the term.
dave said:We added the word "Close-ups" to try to get people to understand what the category is for.