"The main thing I saw here is participants getting excited by the macro lens which is fantastic to see but not to get caught up in the unique effect. It's very important to remember composition, and to look for the subtle moments which adds to the story of the image whether it be capturing an action or characteristic of the subject. Basically I was looking for that extra element to the image to give me more than just a macro view." - guest judge Krystle Wright

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best macro shot in this mystery photo contest with chances to win a Dragon Touch Tablet. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Krystle Wright for her collaboration as a guest judge. Originally from the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Krystle Wright is an adventure photographer who is also a Canon Master (Australia), F-Stop Pro Staff Member, AquaTech Ambassador and KEEN Ambassador. Photography gives her a purpose to travel, to meet, to explore and it continues to lead her to the far wild corners of this earth.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Contemplation" by robbyticknor

Contemplation by robbyticknor - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Congrats on capturing a striking portrait of the insect. The subject is beautifully lit up as the tones work well together through the overall composition which complement the subject's pose and small action. It's as if it were sitting for the portrait. This portrait stood out above the rest as it brings together all the elements whilst keeping it beautifully simple through the composition." - Krystle Wright

Congratulations Runner Up "Dragonfly UR2A2404-2" by frankosphotography

Dragonfly UR2A2404-2 by frankosphotography - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Striking colors though the key thing in this image was the use of depths, layers and dimensions. Its important to not over complicate an image as the trick is finding organized chaos and here through the different blades of leaves adds an extra element to the image. " - Krystle Wright

Congratulations Runner Up "Jumping Spider - DSC_8101" by Rene-Mayorga-V

Jumping Spider - DSC_8101 by Rene-Mayorga-V - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"The textures in this image is amazing! The use of macro has been well executed in showing the viewer something the eye would not normally see. Great capture with the focus and letting the background blur into dark tones which help accentuate the subject and flower's rich subtle tones." - Krystle Wright

Congratulations Runner Up "Milkweed Beetle" by JohnVS

Milkweed Beetle by DutchTouch - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"A great innocent moment caught. The simplistic colors and composition really jump out at me immediately and draw me in. Well done to the photographer in capturing a beautiful image that shows me a fun playful moment with the Milkweed Beetle. " - Krystle Wright

Congratulations People's Choice "Purty Poison" by HaliSowle

Purty Poison by HaliSowle - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"For your eyes only" by suhendro

For your eyes only by suhendro - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Water Droplets On Dragonfly's Compound Eyes" by rohanbd26

Water Droplets On Dragonfly

"Spider" by radekgora

Spider by radekgora - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"EEE" by shivassivakumar

EEE by shivassivakumar - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Blue Rays" by Structor

Blue Rays by Structor - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Butterfly" by Olivier_G

Butterfly by Olivier_G - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Winter Drop" by liasimcox

Winter Drop by liasimcox - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Damselfly" by elenapardini

Damselfly by elenapardini - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Fly" by martynleaning

Fly by martynleaning - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Long Way Home" by Bzox

Long Way Home by Bzox - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Delicate Infinity" by jonreynolds

Delicate Infinity by jonreynolds - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"P3210626" by Dale-anne

P3210626 by Dale-anne - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"ant model" by Celtic

ant model by Celtic - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Portrait of fly" by Ulisse

Portrait of fly by Ulisse - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Red-Eyed Tree Frog" by bmeiri

Red-Eyed Tree Frog by bmeiri - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"80s Rocker" by ricklee_7010

80s Rocker by ricklee_7010 - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Daddy long legs on the Look Out." by mushroomgodmat

Daddy long legs on the Look Out. by mushroomgodmat - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"IMG_1696" by westi

Praying Mantis by westi - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Stare down with a wasp" by sandyscott_0995

"Banded Demoiselle Male 2" by timtapley

Banded Demoiselle Male 2 by timtapley - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Tiger" by Michael_Quinn

Tiger by Michael_Quinn - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"untitled" by raevan

Picking up Dinner.... by raevan - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"The Great Green Pencil Race" by Milhouse

The Great Green Pencil Race by Milhouse - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"i wanna leave" by kecengit

i wanna leave by kecengit - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Watching you" by carlosramos

Watching you by carlosramos - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"take off" by scruffyherbert

take off by scruffyherbert - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Caught in the rain" by DaveGovier

Caught in the rain by DaveGovier - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"6 funny little eyes" by albertoghizzipanizza

6 funny little eyes by albertoghizzipanizza - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"oOOo" by garygregory

oOOo by garygregory - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Spider webbing" by Maesel

Spider webbing by Maesel - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Preparing For The Bloom" by CanonCarolyn

Preparing For The Bloom by CanonCarolyn - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Another Planet" by GlenMorgan

Another Planet by GlenMorgan - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Surreal . . . ツ" by CaptureLife77

Surreal . . . ツ by Capture-Life - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Mantis" by jeffbunn

Mantis by jeffbunn - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"robberfly having a snack" by DuttonPhotography

robberfly having a snack by DuttonPhotography - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Tomato Time" by mcampi

Tomato Time by mcampi - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Spider dragging its lunch" by janoogee

Spider dragging its lunch by janoogee - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Bungee Slug" by petergreig

Bungee Slug by petergreig - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Tree Frog" by melissajackson

Tree Frog by melissajackson - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"daisy drop" by geertweggen

daisy drop by geertweggen - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"IMG_0545a" by LukaszLisiecki

IMG_0545a by LukaszLisiecki - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"smile" by bridgephotography

smile by bridgephotography - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"SMILE!" by SLRChick

SMILE! by PeriHoke_slrchick - Macro Galore Photo Contest

"Inch Worm" by Seasaltphotography

Inch Worm by SeaSaltPhotography - Macro Galore Photo Contest