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GuruShots: winning photographs from the Beautiful Still Life competition

GuruShots: winning photographs from the Beautiful Still Life competition
#46: Massimiliano Busnelli (Italy) (Image credit: Massimiliano Busnelli)

Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots 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. 

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. 

The 'Beautiful Still Life' challenge focused on the classic definition: the “depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects,” from heirlooms to flowers to food. The winners, and a selection of commended images, were published in Digital Camera Magazine and we're pleased to share the top 102 photographs right here.

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

Top Photographer – #1: Jakub Potoczek / m00zgy (Poland) (Image credit: Jakub Potoczek)

Top Photo – #2: Grzegorz Pudlo (Poland) (Image credit: Grzegorz Pudlo)

Guru's Top Pick – #3: Ioana Costea (Romania) (Image credit: Ioana Costea)

#9: Kai-T Stoeyva (Norway) (Image credit: Kai-T Stoeyva)

#10: Alissa Nabiullina (Kazakhstan)

#37: panagiotis pitsoulis (Greece) (Image credit: panagiotis pitsoulis)

#40: Katalin Galgóczy (Hungary) (Image credit: Katalin Galgóczy)

#59: Melissa Rensen (Canada) (Image credit: Melissa Rensen)

#84: Jayden Yoon ZK (United States)

Top 102 shots

Here are the top 102 images from GuruShots' Striking Shots challenge, including the Top Photographer, Top Photo and Guru's Top Pick. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery of images!

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Top Photographer: Jakub Potoczek (m00zgy) - Poland

Top Photographer: Jakub Potoczek (m00zgy) - Poland
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Top Photo: Grzegorz Pudlo - Poland

Top Photo: Grzegorz Pudlo - Poland (Image credit: Grzegorz Pudlo)
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Guru's Top Pick: Ioana Costea - Romania

Guru's Top Pick: Ioana Costea - Romania
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VG Photography - Bulgaria

VG Photography - Bulgaria
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Arne Jansen - Norway

Arne Jansen - Norway
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Gabriel Fox - Brazil

Gabriel Fox - Brazil
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Margarida Afonso Silva - Portugal

Margarida Afonso Silva - Portugal
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Richard Banton - Great Britain

Richard Banton - Great Britain
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Kai-T Stoeyva - Norway

Kai-T Stoeyva - Norway
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Alissa Nabiullina - Kazakhstan

Alissa Nabiullina - Kazakhstan
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Zsuzsa Balog - Hungary

Zsuzsa Balog - Hungary
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althece photo - France

althece photo - France
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Kylie Layt - Australia

Kylie Layt - Australia
Image 14 of 102

Jenn Vicious - United States

Jenn Vicious - United States
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Eduarda Freitas - Portugal

Eduarda Freitas - Portugal
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Damir Fratric - Croatia

Damir Fratric - Croatia
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fabrizia chiappa - Italy

fabrizia chiappa - Italy
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Raimondas Zavackis - United Kingdom

Raimondas Zavackis - United Kingdom
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Markku Ahtola - Finland

Markku Ahtola - Finland
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Grietien van der Wal - Netherlands

Grietien van der Wal - Netherlands
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Janell Inman - United States

Janell Inman - United States
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simon.redfern - United Kingdom

simon.redfern - United Kingdom
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Rita Limao - Portugal

Rita Limao - Portugal
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Jelena Dragosavljevic - Serbia

Jelena Dragosavljevic - Serbia
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Tsaganos Panagiotis - Greece

Tsaganos Panagiotis - Greece
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Michael Priddey - United Kingdom

Michael Priddey - United Kingdom
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Vasilis Paterousis - Greece

Vasilis Paterousis - Greece
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Hajdu Krisztina - Hungary

Hajdu Krisztina - Hungary
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Edrin Spahiu - Albania

Edrin Spahiu - Albania
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Fabio Brocchi - Italy

Fabio Brocchi - Italy
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Aleksandr Maksimov - Russia

Aleksandr Maksimov - Russia
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Zdenek Toman - South Africa

Zdenek Toman - South Africa
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Calin Trestian - Romania

Calin Trestian - Romania
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Adrian Minda - Germany

Adrian Minda - Germany
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Bryle Tristan Gaylor - United States

Bryle Tristan Gaylor - United States
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Nicole Maree - Australia

Nicole Maree - Australia
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panagiotis pitsoulis - Greece

panagiotis pitsoulis - Greece
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Kostas Zannaras - Greece

Kostas Zannaras - Greece
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Andrejs Travkins - Latvia

Andrejs Travkins - Latvia
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Katalin Galgóczy - Hungary

Katalin Galgóczy - Hungary
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christinesartventures - Singapore

christinesartventures - Singapore
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Sridhar Setty - United States

Sridhar Setty - United States
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Regina De - Germany

Regina De - Germany
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samlos5962 - Italy

samlos5962 - Italy
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Anton Mes - Netherlands

Anton Mes - Netherlands
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Massimiliano Busnelli - Italy

Massimiliano Busnelli - Italy
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christianbailly - France

christianbailly - France
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Sergey Demchenko - Ukraine

Sergey Demchenko - Ukraine
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Erin Childs - United States

Erin Childs - United States
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Alexandr Malyshev - Russia

Alexandr Malyshev - Russia
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Mirjana Bocina-Anabella - Croatia

Mirjana Bocina-Anabella - Croatia
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kuriene - Netherlands

kuriene - Netherlands
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Yana Raaga - Latvia

Yana Raaga - Latvia
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Bill Gordon - Australia

Bill Gordon - Australia
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Olga Ivanova - Latvia

Olga Ivanova - Latvia
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Martyna Masłowiecka - Poland

Martyna Masłowiecka - Poland
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Eva Gabriella Garay - Hungary

Eva Gabriella Garay - Hungary
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sukkeri - Finland

sukkeri - Finland
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Melissa Rensen - Canada

Melissa Rensen - Canada
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Kathy McCabe - United States

Kathy McCabe - United States
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Богдан Бігун - Ukraine

Богдан Бігун - Ukraine
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Luis Talon - Spain

Luis Talon - Spain
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Ida Christin Foss - Norway

Ida Christin Foss - Norway
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Michelle Jackson - United Kingdom

Michelle Jackson - United Kingdom
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Lachlan Downey - Australia

Lachlan Downey - Australia
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Dörte Paschke - Germany

Dörte Paschke - Germany
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Sarah Hitzfelder - United States

Sarah Hitzfelder - United States
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Olga Krok - Finland

Olga Krok - Finland
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Amy Chesley - United States

Amy Chesley - United States
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paula.9616 - United States

paula.9616 - United States
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Alex Lyons - Great Britain

Alex Lyons - Great Britain
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S.Sprick - Germany

S.Sprick - Germany
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wojtekp08 - United Kingdom

wojtekp08 - United Kingdom
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Luca Nebuloni - Italy

Luca Nebuloni - Italy
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IlonaVeres - Hungary

IlonaVeres - Hungary
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John Leiby - United States

John Leiby - United States
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Ne Da - Belgium

Ne Da - Belgium
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pacificview - United States

pacificview - United States
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Twiggy aka Twig - France

Twiggy aka Twig - France
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Sylvain Perrier - Canada

Sylvain Perrier - Canada
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Kevin Powers - Germany

Kevin Powers - Germany
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Fanny Lim - Hong Kong

Fanny Lim - Hong Kong
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Francois Duminy - South Africa

Francois Duminy - South Africa
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Jayden Yoon ZK - United States

Jayden Yoon ZK - United States
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Juri Tamborelli - Italy

Juri Tamborelli - Italy
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Ineke Huethorst - Netherlands

Ineke Huethorst - Netherlands
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Judit Mikol - Australia

Judit Mikol - Australia
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Liz Picton - United Kingdom

Liz Picton - United Kingdom
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Gillian Laverty - United Kingdom

Gillian Laverty - United Kingdom
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Evgeni Leznik - United States

Evgeni Leznik - United States
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Catherine Litster - United Kingdom

Catherine Litster - United Kingdom
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Adria Gutierrez - Mexico

Adria Gutierrez - Mexico
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Kestutis Nikolajevas - United States

Kestutis Nikolajevas - United States
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Nechițelea Fanica - Romania

Nechițelea Fanica - Romania
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István Héjja - Hungary

István Héjja - Hungary
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Goher Nayab - United Kingdom

Goher Nayab - United Kingdom
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Rafael Hashimoto - Brazil

Rafael Hashimoto - Brazil
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Nemo Beads - Croatia

Nemo Beads - Croatia
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Charel Bezuidenhout - South Africa

Charel Bezuidenhout - South Africa
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Ruth Ranson - Australia

Ruth Ranson - Australia
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Luminita Saic - Romania

Luminita Saic - Romania
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rrowell1224 - United States

rrowell1224 - United States

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