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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:

dragonfly-oli, founder of Compelling-Photos

Awesome Animals - A big photography feature!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 8, 2014, 4:52 AM

After making this journal I really feel like getting a pet. :onfire:

Please give a favourite if you liked it!


rana arvalis by mescamesh
Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler.: b l o w i n g :. by hellfirediva
ZZZzzz by Deimos2
: down + up : by hellfiredivaTriangle by slowriot
Out There Somewhere by MaaykeKlaver
Silvereye by llemonthymespider4 by evirgen2008
Flying under the snow by phalalcrocorax
utro by rahmanioit's winter by Maaira
PYTHON CARPET by felixheru
European Crested Tit by ClaudeGfly, sheltie, fly! by Maaira
Pure by CheckAvailabilityGuardian by Nelleke
Gecko by melvynyeo
~ sunset avenue ~ by MartinPrievalskyLittle Life for Little Ant by felixheru
Proud red deer IV by moem-photography
Hylobius abietis 2 by YedenWaiting for the princess by AimishBoy
The Turtle by manaphoto
176.White snowball by Bulinkofollow the light by GeoArcus
Bad Hair Day by BluyStardustSafe For Winter. by andokadesbois
squirrel by markotapio
Mandarin Duck by DominikaAniolaTollerdeer by Rozowynos
Lonely. by dragonfly-oli: my umbrella : by hellfirediva
Am I too close ? by GuillaumGibaultthe Biter by hirza
194 by kaskaa96
Hawk at take-off (Accipiter gentilis) by AlesGolaCaption This by LorreesWorld
Sun7 by KrilonerFamily by BogdanBoev
bird25 by markotapio
Jean-Paul-91 by Sblourg
July Lights by bagirushkaMalayan Horned Frog by melvynyeo
Mayfly by melvynyeoBed Time Stories by ThePiggieWheek
Morning without you by diensilverTiny Explorer by Unkopierbar
Drowning by diensilver
Img 6750-1 by snomandaTransparency... by Kriloner
Bess is angry by NB-PhotoArtWet owl by phalalcrocorax
Troglodyte Mignon by darkcalypso
Hollands Glorie.... by BetuwefotograafThe Pedicure Ant by MissFlykt
Sunset fun by Riderofthewind95
Leuchtbiene by mahumasucaptive by phalalcrocorax
look at me by CliffWFotografieHoneybee Feeding on a Blackberry Flower II by dalantech
Little pink tongue by Riderofthewind95Hidden by LinRuPhotography
surprised by Jamie-MacArthur
Door to another world by DorottyaS
Salvador Harley by snomandaCrawling Out of Bed II by dalantech
Sleepy  explorer by ZoranPhotoStretch by BogdanBoev
My autumn Kim by Ksuksa-Raykova
Kimba II by BlackPepperPhotos(captive) His majesty by phalalcrocorax
A peaceful world by Mary-Chan23
Chicken Little by ZahirBatinDreamer by ValentinaKallias
Laila by BlackPepperPhotos

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mj-magic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for accepting my photo! :heart:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for declining my photos with no reason given.
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ha-rat-kiri Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: ty for accepting me :)
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your group was mentioned in this journal:…

Just thought I'd let you know :D

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prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Prettyflour here from :iconstunningphotography: 

We are hosting a contest and are asking our affiliates to help us with prizes. We were wondering of there is any chance your group would be willing to do a Feature for our winners?

Anything you could do to help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your time!
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