The bugs in this category should be members of the Diptera or Hymenoptera orders. This includes all flies, hoverflies, bees, wasps and ants. The majority of this category are permanently winged though ants and a few of the wasps are more often found without wings. Flies have one pair of wings while the ants, bees and wasps have two.
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.
'Flies, Bees, Ants and Wasps' is sponsored by Fstoppers, who are giving $1,500 worth of tutorials to winning photographers in this category. There are more great prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 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 place will win one Fstoppers tutorial of their choice worth up to $300 (USD).
3rd place will win 'Mastering Macro Photography with Andres Molines' worth $300 (USD).
2nd & 3rd place will 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.