Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best macro photography in the Low Vantage Point Photo Contest with chances to win a Mobile Printer and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Jamie Konarski Davidson for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Jamie Konarski Davidson is an award-winning nature photographer, speaker and photo educator with a passion for capturing intimate details and nuances of the ordinary often overlooked in a hurried world. She is also a former board member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association). From macro to intimate and grand landscapes, rural landscapes in color and infrared, Jamie's most useful creative seeing tool comes from slowing down and putting on her "noticers." Thankful to be a visual artist with full permission to step "out of the box," Jamie encourages others to explore and find their unique visual voice. She leads workshops and tours throughout the Southeast and loves to share those places less travelled. Three words - educate, inspire and encourage - form the basis of her work in sharing and teaching others.

Grand Jury Winner

"This image celebrates the dandelion flowers in their element with a beautiful wide-angle close-up perspective. The sun rays and the angling of the foreground blooms work well together. Wonderful sharpness and detail throughout the image, and the colors and composition work well to create visual impact. I love the perspective that highlights this often unwelcome bloom. This image continued to draw my attention to it as I struggled to narrow down to the Grand Prize from a wonderful and creative collection of finalist images." - Jamie Konarski Davidson

Runner Up

"This image was right behind and in the battle for Grand Prize. I love the moment celebrated here and even more that it was noticed and captured beautifully. There is just the right amount of detail in the spiders, clear subject matter and lovely soft background. The colors in this image are more subtle, but it captures and shares an appreciation for the little things, which are often missed without a "slow-down" and a set of "noticers." Lovely image." - Jamie Konarski Davidson

Runner Up

"This is a simple yet elegant scene of a small grouping of flowers in beautiful light. The arrangement of the blooms off center with the one leaning out toward the center and the graceful curves of the thin leaves creates a very restful, image that invites more time in the viewing. There is just enough dirt at the bottom to provide a foundation, and the layers of color from foreground to background from dark to golden to green complement the flowers nicely. Simplicity and beauty." - Jamie Konarski Davidson

Runner Up

"There's always a "cute" factor that comes along with photographing small critters, and this image has it. What it also has is wonderful detail where it needs to be (the eyes and face), a soft background, complementary colors and good placement of the critter. There is no question as to the connection as it is eye-level, and the image is free of any distractions that draw your eye away from the star of the image." - Jamie Konarski Davidson

Runner Up

"The beauty in this image and its subject is remarkable in its simplicity, color and sharpness where it needs to be sharp. Noticing this moment with the spider and working to achieve an image that not only captures the beauty of the spider but places it within a well-designed frame at the edge of the leaf is not easily executed.  Just enough depth of field. This is very nicely done." - Jamie Konarski Davidson

Runner Up

"An interesting and amusing image in its perspective and subject matter. Love that the owl is on a camera on what appears to be the ground. Sharpness and focus where it needs to be with an amazingly clean background that highlights the owl in its unusual position. Visual impact kept me coming back to this image. Nicely done." - Jamie Konarski Davidson

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"Bluebonnet Railroad 01a " by blairwacha

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