Abstracts should have a "Nature" sub-category.

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There should be a "nature" sub-category in "abstracts." Some nature abstracts are not waterdrops but are not really patterns either. They are not "nature up close" so they end up going into "landscapes" but that's not really a fair placement.
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Hi Valery, if the images are truly Abstract they can go in Abstract- Fine Art or Abstract - Macro as well.

If they are not Abstract then they should be placed in Nature Up Close, or Animals - Insects and Spiders if it is an insect. If you want to link some examples we would be happy to give you some ideas on placement.
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Yeah, I wasn't sure how to categorize this one:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

It's a nature abstract - really about light and texture - but it's not a macro, it's not really "nature up close" as only part of what's in focus is close, and it's not really "abstract patterns" either. I ended up putting it in "waterscapes" because that was the closest match. but it's not a real match. I have other nature abstracts like this that don't fit any of your categories either. Just haven't posted them yet.
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That is a tough one Valery, It could fit into Landscapes - Waterscapes, Nature Up Close - Water or Abstract - FIne Art, as you said it is not really a Macro shot. I think any of the three you choose should probably be fine.
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I had the same problem with this one. It's a nature abstract, but doesn't fit into "nature up close" or "macro" because it is actually shot at a distance, through an old glass window that has started to drip. It can't really be categorized in "trees and bushes" because it's really an abstract, an isolation, that's the point. I ended up putting it in "patterns" but that doesn't really work either, it just fits better than other categories:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

I had a similar problem with this one. this is a frozen river. I ended up putting it in "sunrises and sunsets" but that kind of misses the point.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

I'll repeat my original sentiment: ABSTRACTS should have a NATURE category.
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Lovely images Valery, I think the both would fit better in Abstract Fine Art

Just a note, the Soft Gold image could also go in to Nature Up Close Water. since the subject is definitely the water (ice) it doesn't have to be a macro shot in that subcategory.

Regardless they would both work in Abstract - Fine art.

I will pass the suggestion of adding a Nature sub category to Abstract to the team.
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Thank you Sherry, I will try that. Hadn't looked at "fine art" because I assumed it would be statues and that type of thing. But I will definitely look. Thanks for your feedback. best, Valery

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