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The word ‘pattern’ is derived from the French word ‘patron’, which describes recurring elements.
Patterns aren't always created by humans. They occur in nature quite often, you just need to be conscious about them. Have a closer look at leaves, food, or even a bird's feathers. You'll be surprised of the beautiful patterns you can find!
These natural geometric patterns are what we are trying to capture for this contest. Go out in nature and finding a pattern that repeats itself at least 3 times. Whatever you pick, it cannot be man-made. The subject of your photo must be of natural origin.
If you are new to pattern photography, have a look at this excellent article. It contains inspirational examples and tons of tips and tricks to get the most out of your pattern photos.
Or have a look at this contest on Pxleyes from 11 years ago: Patterns of nature. This contest was won by user 'Fallinghorse'.