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GuruShots: Winning photos from the Magnificent Macro competition

GuruShots - Magnificent Macro
(Image credit: Fabiano Dos Santos - United States)

Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots (opens in new tab) is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work. 

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can get instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your ranking from Newbie to achieve the ultimate status (and bragging rights) of Guru. 

GuruShots' challenges are voted on by the platform's Gurus and the wider community, and there’s a fresh challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby. 

With the Magnificent Macro Challenge, we wanted to see your larger-than-life size pictures of very small subjects – with an emphasis on detail, pattern and texture!

The winning images didn't disappoint, and we enjoyed seeing all your fascinating images of creatures, captured smaller than the naked eye can usually see. We recommend scrolling through the images to see how all the top photographers interpreted the brief.

The 20 highest ranked images will be published in Practical Photoshop Magazine (opens in new tab) and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Micha Mettier - Jamaica)
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Top Photo (Image credit: Sandy - Switzerland)
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Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Oleg Aleshenko - Ukraine)
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#4 (Image credit: Robert Sic - Poland)
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#5 (Image credit: Barbara Singer - United States)
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#6 (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)
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#7 (Image credit: Daniel Fernandez - United States)
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#8 (Image credit: Dansiga Foto - Norway)
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#9 (Image credit: Virginia Lang - United States)
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#10 (Image credit: Margarida Afonso Silva - Portugal)
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#11 (Image credit: James Framper - United States)
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#12 (Image credit: Mel Stratton - Australia)
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#13 (Image credit: Salvijs Bilinskis - Latvia)
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#14 (Image credit: Fabiano Dos Santos - United States)
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#15 (Image credit: Rebecka Nilsson - Sweden)
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#16 (Image credit: catharinadahlqvist - Sweden)
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#17 (Image credit: Grazyna Fuchs - Poland)
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#18 (Image credit: Debbie Squier-Bernst - Canada)
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#19 (Image credit: Boostard Denise Williams - United States)
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#20 (Image credit: Connor GSY - Great Britain)
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#21 (Image credit: Henk Overbeek - Bulgaria)
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#22 (Image credit: Charlotte Rhodes - Great Britain)
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#23  (Image credit: Luca Sharabidze - United States)
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Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Magnificent Macro contest – click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery.

To find out more, and to sign up and take part in the next challenge, visit www.gurushots.com (opens in new tab).

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