Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing insects that fly in this photo contest made possible by our friends at PhaseOne. Built on the world's best raw processing engine, Capture One Pro 7 is the professional choice in imaging software. It enables photographers to reduce the time and effort required to create stunning, out of the box, images from leading high-end cameras.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Celin Serbo for his collaboration as a guest judge. "My introduction to photography began in 1997 while working as a mountain guide in Estes Park, CO. This allowed me incredible opportunities to travel and document my adventure with photographs. As this hobby slowly transform into a profession, I was able to make the full-time career transition to photography in 2009." - Celin

Grand Jury Winner

"The insect itself is what initially drew me to this image. What a crazy looking creature. this image is well exposed and I love the graphic nature of the straight lines of the wings contrasted against the curving lines of the leaf. great composition. The color pallet is fantastic and the shallow depth of field is used appropriately to focus attention where intended. a beautiful image." - Celin Serbo

Runner Up

"Great atmosphere in this image, I love the color palette and I appreciate that it was captured in an outdoor environment. This is an excellent example of shallow depth of field to focus the viewers attention. "’m a huge sucker for backlight and this image makes perfect use of it to show of the detail in the wings through illumination... Great shot." - Celin Serbo

Runner Up

"The reflection and lighting technique are what separate this image. great semiotical form in the composition of this image and perfect use of a reflective surface to enhance the image. the lighting gives the wings an electrified feel to them and really highlights there intricacies. beautiful." - Celin Serbo

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