The bugs in this category should be members of the Lepidoptera order – butterflies, and day or night-flying moths. Most will have wings that are coloured, either for camouflage or distraction – the exception being those with clear wings. Caterpillars should also be entered into this category.
Highly magnified imagery, such as close-ups of faces and body parts, can be submitted to this category, but is more likely to excel in the 'Extreme Close-Ups’ category.
'Butterflies and Moths' is sponsored by Olympus, who are giving away £1500 worth of amazing camera gear to the category winner. There are more great prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and all shortlisted photographers.
Other prizes for finishing 1st include: £250 (GBP) cash, a 1-year Photocrowd ‘Master’ subscription worth £90 (GBP), a 1-year Buglife membership worth £36 (GBP), the ON1 Professional Plugin Bundle 2021.5 ($149.99 USD), Luminar AI worth $99 (USD).
2nd & 3rd place win a Photocrowd ‘Challenger’ subscription worth £30 GBP
2nd place will win ON1 Photo RAW 2021.5 ($99.99 USD).
Shortlisted images* will be featured in an exclusive online gallery. All shortlisted photographers will receive a one year membership to Buglife (£36 each).
(*) The size of each shortlist will be determined by the quality and number of entries in each category.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.
To keep photographers anonymous entries are hidden until expert judging has been completed.