Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing miniature objects in the Miniature Masterpieces Photo Contest with chances to win a Sony DSCHX90V/B Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD and more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Charles Needle for his collaboration as a guest judge. Charles Needle is an award-winning, Newport Beach, CA-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and international workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular "Art of Nature' creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide. He has authored three cutting-edge instructional books, written for major photography publications and has prints in private and public collections nationwide and abroad.

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Grand Jury Winner

"This image has high impact because of its extremely shallow depth-of-field and unique perspective/camera angle.  The sharp eye looking back at the viewer (with just a hint of orange and natural catchlight) also conveys strong emotion and a sense of mystery. The soft-focus vignetting on all four corners helps draw the viewer’s eyes inward toward the “eye" and is in stark contrast to the wonderful texture of this reptile's skin." - Charles Needle

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"Very creative image with extreme close-up detail and nice lighting.  Clean, complementary background with good sharpness and contrast around the eye of the needle." - Charles Needle

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"I love the delicacy of this image and selective focus on the water droplets.  The repetition of oblique lines through the frame also add impact.  Nice lighting as well, and the reflection also adds interest." - Charles Needle

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"Wonderful, creative image with high impact, captured at just the right moment.  Perfect title, because the the droplet and crown truly resemble a ballerina.  Dramatic lighting with a hint of blue in the crown.  Not easy to execute successfully!"- Charles Needle

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