CLICK is a monthly food photography event. It is a theme-based contest. You do not need a blog to participate. Each month, entries will be invited based on a culinary ingredient or concept. More about it HERE.

Previous editions of CLICK HERE.


“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” ~ Charles Dickens

It’s spring in the northern hemishpere, autumn in the southern. This month we celebrate the abundance and elegance in the produce aisle and farmers’ markets.

AU NATUREL = No Cooking. Just Clicking.

Food in it’s natural state, as it comes from the farm, forest, pasture or the sea.

** Raw, Uncooked
** Not processed or refined
** Not finished, covered, or coated
** Not having been subjected to adjustment, treatment, or analysis

Fruits, veggies, herbs, edible flowers, spices, nuts, eggs …

Only milk is acceptable in the dairy category. No butter, cheese or other by-products, please.

Meat, poultry or seafood must be DEAD. A picture of a cows grazing is not acceptable.

If the picture features a recipe, the raw ingredient must be prominently visible. CLICK Au Naturel. Highlight culinary ingredients in their natural form in any setting.

DEADLINE: the 30th of April, 2008, midnight, Eastern Standard Time.


Entries should be linked to THIS post.

Do you have a picture that has already appeared on your site? Send it in using the entry form after you have added a link to THIS event accouncement.

The entries will be posted as they arrive. They can be accessed HERE or through the ‘CLICK‘ icon on the right sidebar.

Andrew of Spittoon Extra

Briana of Figs with Bri

CynicNature photographer with a passion for birds (of the feathered variety).

Jennie of Straight from the Farm (Winner of CLICK: February 2008)

VegeYum of A Life (Time) of Cooking

(By taking part in this event, participants accept that the pictures submitted to have been taken by them, and do not infringe upon the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, of any third party. If challenged, the responsibility to prove the ownership of the picture, as well as all attendant liabilities rest with the participant.

Pictures that have pornographic content or are not family friendly will not be accepted.)

Thank you for your support and participation.

- – Jai and Bee

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  1. Altoid says:

    Darn! Here I was planning to take a picture of fish in the aquarium :D and you outright disqualify “Meat, poultry or seafood must be DEAD. A picture of a cows grazing is not acceptable.”

    devious minds think alike. i knew someone would come up with that concept. someone who likes mints. – b.

  2. sia says:

    same here same here!!! i have this gorgeous pic of cows grazing :cow: :devil:

    you could send it to national geographic. they love animals. and ancient egyptians. :devil:

  3. Pooja says:

    Nice theme :) ,Your first pic of pomegranate makes me feel inferior to click anything raw :shh: . Well, still I am high with moral :D , and will try my best to see what I can click for April :) .

    (I hope you got my entry for Click-Metal. As I see no response from your side for that post :huh: , I haven’t checked it yet on your blog though. )

    it’s been up there for quite a while now…reg the mail did you check your spam folder? -j

  4. Cham says:

    Interesting raw theme ;)

  5. sunita says:

    Great theme…absolutely love it :yes:

  6. Dee says:

    When u said nature…. all i could thnk of the mountain views from my home :D … i thnk too fast eh!!! I will keep trying till the 30th of April for a good one!!!

  7. Mansi says:

    I am spellbound by the second pic…man, your pics make me feel so incompetant :( but I’ll try, again and again and again!!:) great choice!

  8. Suganya says:

    Darn! I just sent my entry to the previous edition. Its already time for the next..hmmm..

  9. Manisha says:


    What does this mean: “Not having been subjected to adjustment, treatment, or analysis”

    yes, edible flowers. that other bit means not mutilated. wheat grains are allowed. flour is not. milk is allowed, cheese is not.

  10. indosungod says:

    How about a human milking a cow :) Qualifies right if the focus is on the Milk ;)

    yes, that would work.

  11. Srivalli says:

    nice theme… :o hno: ..just missed my click this morning…well will have to try again!

  12. Nags says:

    oh darn! sheesh! *gulp* arghhh!!

    i just started relaxing after my prev entry and here comes the next!

    *thinkin hard*

  13. Núria says:

    Fantastic theme! I’m getting addicted to your Click event… I love it!!!

  14. This is my first time to your site – it is incredible! I am a little intimidated to enter a photo as you have such great shots but maybe I will give it a try anyway. I love this idea and your site!

  15. enjay says:

    This is getting to be addicting. I start looking for the theme in everything I do. Its hard to wait for a better picture; the urge to submit an entry is too strong! Do you add something to these posts? :)

  16. its been ages since I got into click mode..I think from the start of this year..another beautiful theme..I so want to make it this time…..Ur first pic is simply mindblowing!

  17. Yeah!!! :dance: This theme is right up our alley! We love being able to highlight food in it’s natural form . But which one?….Hmm…ooh! ooh! we know… :shh: but we can’t tell yet!
    We actually have just finished a video on the farmers market, where food is definitely…Au Naturel!

  18. Pixie says:

    Absolutely love your promegranate shot. Lots of photos to choose from……….shall keep on clicking with my camera!

  19. dhanggit says:

    great subject!! cant wait to take a photo of my hubby sleeping in the kitchen..will that count in :rofl: seriously i know i missed last month’s competition need to pull my “a_ _” for this month :-)

  20. ranji says:

    hi jai & bee..
    i am really happy abt this month’s theme…i will definitely participate for this event.this will be my first..:)

  21. ranji says:

    wow!!that waas a quick response:).I am very happy u loved it.i am a part of taste of india but it takes alot of time to get updated there.But i really appreciate u mentioning it.Thank u

  22. Lynne says:

    :laugh: I hope this isn’t one of the dumb questions you get; but clams, for instance, must be alive, but uncooked would be their au natural state, correct? If it is a dumb question, I’ll look forward to seeing it in one of your posts.


    no clams allowed, then. – b.

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    Can i send a flower(rose) from my garden?

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    the resizing instructions re on the entry form page.

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