The Metamorphosis

“You really need to make yourself miss your craft to enable you to come back stronger and come back with more ideas to become more creative”

Kira Balinger takes on adulthood in the spotlight.
Kira Balinger believes in taking chances. Talking to the 19-year-old actress, it’s easy to assume that her candor and confidence stem from her relative youth and seemingly charmed life. But like many people her age, growing up has given Kira her fair share of challenges and disappointments. She’s also had to weather these setbacks under the glare of a spotlight that often burns so bright it threatens to erase all color from life. Thankfully, she seems to be taking it all in stride, displaying a kind of strength and grace that belie her age.
“God guides me,” she says. “I know He won’t give something na hindi ko kaya.”
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The Metamorphosis
Kira Balinger by Rxandy Capinpin
more in mega-magazine

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Macro Art

This is a chance to capture the world of plants and gardens on a completely different scale, utilising a unique set of macro photography skills. From the life of tiny insects, to the mesmerising shapes and swirls of flowers, you are encouraged to explore our green planet close-up through macro photography, whilst showcasing the beauty and complexity of nature.

‘Panta Rhei’ by Lizzy Petereit
1st Place
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‘Big Nose’ by Richard Kubica
2nd Place
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‘Vitrail’ by Petar Sabol
3rd Place
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‘Glamourpillar’ by Henrik Spranz
Finalist
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‘Sunset Serenity’ by Henrik Spranz
Highly Commended
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Macro Art
more at International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
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Majestic Shots Of Beautiful Butterflies

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing butterflies in the Beautiful Butterflies Photo Contest

“share the world” by joecas
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“Butterfly” by David-B
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“Butterfly” by BFaint
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“Blue Glassy Tiger” by Joerg
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“Blue Morpho Butterfly ” by olesteffensen
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“Butterfly” by karlredshaw
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“butterfly on cone flower” by jrobe85
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“Common Blue Butterfly ” by richardmcaleese
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“Rice Paper Butterflies” by LynnsPhoto
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Majestic Shots Of Beautiful Butterflies
more at viewbug