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Cold Winter. by OliviaMichalski
Rio celeste waterfall by JuhaniViitanen
To the horizon by Trichardsen
Waiting by MaresaSinclair
Vlad's Backyard by Northstar76
Brazil | Iguazu Falls by lux69aeterna
Wade by ChadRouthier
Dark Roads by MaaykeKlaver
Puppy Cuba by Silvermoonswan
Gotcha! by Stumpij
Squirrel by Blubdi-Photography
Nuzzling mares by AlesGola
Nature 2
Journey ahead by MGawronski
Escape to the Stars. by OliviaMichalski
Fervor by Trichardsen
Dzwierszno Male Sunset (HDR) No. 2 by skywalkerdesign
Sunset in Lapland Finland by KariLiimatainen
fairyland by KariLiimatainen
Winter wonderland  .. by KariLiimatainen
Life is a tunnel by DaniBabitz
Happy Easter 2016 by andersartigkeit
Of light by ScarletteDeath
Pandora's box ... by wewe18
Autumn ladybird by MaaykeKlaver
Fire by sulevlange
Winter Leaves by lipstickmisfit
I told you it was cold.. by MaaykeKlaver
People and Portraits
Doe by MariannaInsomnia
Make-up: Fantasy - Shaman Close-up by Cleo-Feline
Sweetness by Ornicar-photographie
snow dreams by ArtByOlivia
Still life
Voices by C-Novack
breakfast on a cold morning by everyskyisblue
Let there be light by JustACapharnaum
Knowledge by Theanimalparade
Mature Content

Mature Content

Seal on the podium by JREKAS

Mature Content

Judit in Black Light 02 by HoremWeb

Mature Content

lost and shattered by Cleo-Feline

Mature Content

Tree`s secret by augenblickwinkel
The bridge of Tron by frestro79
Devious Folder


Welcome on #Compelling-Photos!

Hello, dear members of :iconcompelling-photos:! :dummy:

We want you to know that we do not accept every picture here. Think about your submissions and only submit your best ones. That's why we reduced our
submission limit to 1 deviation per week.

Second, READ about what picture belongs to what folder! Pictures not being submitted to the right folder will be declined!

Our 'Featured'-folder is not a 'well, I do not know where to submit to.. I'll submit to Featured'-folder.
Our featured-folder is for the best of the best. So please do only submit your pictures if you really think your picture is worth it!

Pictures submitted to the surreal-folder are on the crossover of reality and surrealism.

As the name says it, pictures submitted to this folder contain animals.

Nature pictures can be landscapes, waterscapes, sky pictures, flowers, trees etc.
It's widely spread.

Important: Some people submit a flower picture and say 'the birth of life'. That's not a great concept. We search for well-executed concepts.

We do not look at the official macro guidelines ("The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject." which means that also 1:4 or 1:2 pictures can be a macro shot.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:People and Portraits:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Everything concerning people photography is welcome here.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Still Life:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Same as 'People and Portraits', but only with Still Life. That can be fruits, necklaces, clocks, etc.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:Mature Content:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:
Pictures which are signed as 'Mature Content Pictures' (no matter if +18 or lower) MUST be submitted to this folder. No matter if it has got a concept or is monochrome or is square. It has to go there.

Submissions to this folder do not fit into the other folders.


We abolished the "Square"- and "Monochrome"-folders, because they were quite confusing.

If you are unsure about where to submit to: Look at our gallery.

Submitting to the right folder does not mean that your picture is automatically approved!
We have got a high level and want to exhibit only the best ones.
But please do not feel offended if a picture of yours is declined. Ask why it has been declined and we'll try to give you a little feedback.
When you're asking about why your picture got declined:
*Be polite!
*Ask with a full sentence.
*No commands like "Tell me why".

*Please also remember that we have a lot of pictures to look at everyday (most of them are not accepted) so don't spam the group with questions if all your pictures are declined.

Have a great day! :heart:

OliviaMichalski, founder of Compelling-Photos

Awesome photography XXI

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 21, 2017, 9:14 PM

Enjoy these wonderful artists. Love

If you want to get featured, too, join :iconbreathtaking-photos: and start submitting!

mood v2 by hannes-flo
Sin by MiraNedyalkovah e a v e n i n h e r m i n d by silvia-giuli
Get Lost by IvanAndreevichCome and sunbath with me! by Unkopierbar
Pulsatila vulgaris (Pasque flower) by HeikoGerlicherpleasant anticipation by wiwionart
Lime Blossoms in Winter by enaruna
-Moment of happiness- by Janek-Sedlarwith respect to Yoga by DanHecho
Daktyl the Australian Shepherd by Aenkill
The Passion of the Cereal by JustACapharnaumWald #100 by HeikoGerlicher
X marks the spot by TrichardsenPlatycryptus undatus by ColinHuttonPhoto
Morning Light by hannes-flo
Waiting for Winter by Tiefenschaerfe
*** by Alexey-Argentum018 by weelx
Perpetual Twilight by Miguel-Santosdevil by Bulinko
Eternally Happy by diensilverNike by Lain-AwakeAtNight
Phu Chee Fah by palmbook
. : Des Eiskoenigs Schloss : . by PfisterMartin
The ghosts of my past by Mrs-White
unamused II by Ceecore
Bridge of light by DaniRDAIf light is in your heart, by gustiidiaz
Ice Bay by cwaddell
Lia by WolfskussScoliid wasp - Campsomeris plumipes by ColinHuttonPhoto
.:Bali Fisherman:. by RHCheng
...medvednica... by roblfc1892
Vlad's Backyard by Northstar76Auric Light by EtherealSceneries
Nike by Lain-AwakeAtNight
i see fire by stitches-itch
094 by weelx... by absentii
By the lake by HendrikMandla
Winter by Lain-AwakeAtNightThe Rock by mescamesh
 T1A4766web by andy-j-sNEXT GENERATION by SAMLIM
enlightened by IngeloreAncient Guardian by SvenMueller
Mystic Embrace by FlorentCourty
Ant-snatching assassin bug nymph (Acanthaspis sp.) by melvynyeo
Na Pali by porbital* by kseshka
Ice sheets on the shore by LinsenSchussRocket by JulianRad
Three-banded robber fly - Stichopogon trifasciatus by ColinHuttonPhoto... by absentii
Nuts, Nuts, Nuts - Red Squirrel by Jamie-MacArthur
Pink by thefirebomb.. by Rizone
Among The Aspens by SvenMueller
...misurina XIII... by roblfc1892two towns from me by Sssssergiu
. : like a dream : . by PfisterMartinMagnolia by ajkabajka
Snow Stroll by Zoroo
Visitor by TomazKlemensakLady fly by petrwolf
Iced Bloom by RaphaelleM
Snowflake... by AnneKath
Ocean by KhomenkoSomewhere by Annabelle-Chabert
Seek The Light by LyraWhite
Winter Wonderland III. by realityDream
Mosca Asesina Comiendo by MCN22Ophir Creek by EtherealSceneries
Tiana by surabhiguptaphotoartMagic Mushrooms by PfisterMartin
Rough legged Hawk - Fence perch by JestePhotographyRight Where It Belongs by MarcinFlis
Behind the waterfall by LinsenSchuss
Stormy Sunrise by SvenMuellerIcy by vularia
Cold stare of the predator by woxys
Stealth by MikkoLagerstedtPlatinum Dawn I by EtherealSceneries

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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Limited communication, and albeit their taste for submissions is exquisite it is fairly subjective. I found the galleries enjoyable but not worth the time I've taken submitting work to have it refused consistently. Elitist galleries are fine, utterly subjective galleriers with 0 effort in communication are simply not worth the effort.

As rongiveans says, find another group.
JessVillanueva Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this group still active?
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KatiUnique Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016   General Artist
Many Thanks for accepting me :rose:
rongiveans Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
It is hard to be an active member when you let my deviations expire or decline without reason after several very polite requests .  They do not treat folks kindly here.  find another group that is friendly.
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OliverKis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Im always declined here.I think my camera is not expensive enough for this group.:D (Big Grin) 
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