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Watching and Waiting

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Watching and Waiting
Watching and Waiting
My favorite critter - shot thru nearby leaves and waiting for an unsuspecting bug below. Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin.

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Natasha Pliss
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    Val, this is so beautiful, unusual and simply outstanding! What a gorgeous creature! What an amazing capture! Exquisite!


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8/11/2018 8:03:47 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Outstanding focus, color and framing. Amazing capture for the theme.


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8/11/2018 8:37:39 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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Ms. Austin, outstanding macro work with amazing details! For a lizard it is quite handsome! Perfectly framed! fave


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8/11/2018 9:09:37 AM

 
Jeff Robinson
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This is Outstanding Val - What a great pose and natural frame!


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8/11/2018 9:26:21 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic close up Val!,
Amalia


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8/11/2018 11:21:38 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Amazing clarity, textures, detail, framing & close up, Val! Beautifully captured!


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8/11/2018 9:25:51 PM

 
John R. Koepfer
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Such an incredible macro Val and a very unique image for the theme, the detail and color are excellent and I love the soft framing!! I hope you have fully recovered from your injury!!!


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8/13/2018 5:17:54 PM

 
Chuck Green
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Terrific image, Val! <><


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8/14/2018 9:27:12 AM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Val, it almost looks as if its watching the world go by from its private balcony. Great shot-- love the detail!


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8/15/2018 6:24:03 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Great selective focus, framing and details, Val.


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8/15/2018 12:05:50 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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I love the way you've framed him through the leaves, Ms.V! Awesome work!!


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8/15/2018 12:37:14 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Amazing shoot through magic, Brilliant way to highlight your subject. I see a Winner here Val.


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8/17/2018 9:48:08 PM

 
Natasha Pliss
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This is one of my all time favorites, Val! I know this technique but can use it successfully on a very rare occasion. Warmest congratulations on this outstanding Finalist! To me it's a Grand Prize winner.


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9/26/2018 9:11:58 AM

 
John R. Koepfer
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What a wonderful pov, image and finalist Val, congratulations and good luck in the gold round!!!!


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9/26/2018 10:01:57 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on this awesome cute Finalist, Val.


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9/26/2018 11:48:59 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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As expected, congrats on this finalist and hope to see gold!...Rey


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9/26/2018 2:11:30 PM

 
Ed Lauderdale
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Outstanding image, Val! Congratulations!!!


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9/27/2018 5:58:06 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic. Congratulations, Val!


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9/27/2018 9:58:37 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Fantastic capture Val! Huge Congratulations on this wonderful Winner!!


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9/27/2018 10:22:57 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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What great detail! Love how he is peeking through the leaves. Congratulations on the win!


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9/27/2018 11:28:03 AM

 
Jeff Robinson
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Congrats Val on your well deserved Win!!


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9/27/2018 11:58:20 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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HUGE TEXAS CONGRATULATIONS, Val on this fantastic Gold Winner.


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9/27/2018 12:10:46 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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No surprise to see this a winner. Congrats!


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9/27/2018 1:28:23 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val.


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9/27/2018 5:26:16 PM

 
John R. Koepfer
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So glad to see this wonderful capture wearing gold Val, huge congratulations!!


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9/27/2018 5:49:17 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Cool capture Val - big congrats on your gold!


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9/27/2018 9:04:05 PM

 
Natasha Pliss
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I can say it again - This is one of my all time favorites, Val! Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING on all levels Winner!


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9/28/2018 7:08:24 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Marvelous image, Val! Love it! Congrats on your win!


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9/28/2018 7:51:07 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congrats on this well-deserved Winner, Val!


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9/29/2018 8:45:55 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
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Wonderful, a gold badge for a green lizard! Congrats girlfriend! :-)


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10/2/2018 7:33:54 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your awesome POTD, Ms.V!!


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10/12/2018 6:32:25 AM

 
Ann Varley
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Congratulations! While I'm generally not a big fan of green things with feet and eyes ... I gotta say this little guy is pretty cute! LOL!! Well done!


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10/12/2018 6:52:55 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful POTD.


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10/12/2018 8:35:50 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Okay. I think I see something. YES. One of those little black bugs I love eating. Okay. I'll wait until the time is right. Come to papa...come to papa.....and............
What a fantastic macro Val! Being the LOTW's I can truly appreciate images like this. The outdoors is one big hunt and you became a part of it on this day, memorializing your little friend.
NO WONDER IT HAS WON SO MUCH GOLD!! POTD and then now Second Place!
Big Congratulations.
Your Little Buddy,
Laura :)


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10/12/2018 9:35:13 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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So glad to see this again! Love this image, Val! Congrats on your awards!


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10/12/2018 9:51:17 AM

 
Natasha Pliss
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Every time I take a look at this lovely profile it makes me smile. I am not tired of saying 'gorgeous' again and again. Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Val!


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10/12/2018 6:42:20 PM

 
Natasha Pliss
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Every time I take a look at this lovely profile it makes me smile. I am not tired of saying 'gorgeous' again and again. Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Val!


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10/12/2018 6:43:16 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Val, congratulations on your beautiful POTD! This image looks lovely in double GOLD!! :o)


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10/13/2018 4:27:26 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much everyone! My "favorite critter" and I appreciate your stop-bys to our corner of BP and your kind congrats - and thanks, BP, for the POTD recognition! Made my day! 😄😄😄


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10/13/2018 7:24:17 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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love this guy, Val....well done. Congratulations on your goldens.!


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10/13/2018 7:52:54 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks much, Lydia!


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10/13/2018 11:34:58 AM

 
Chuck Green
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Congrats, Val, on your terrific winner and POTD! <><


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10/13/2018 2:08:00 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks a bunch, Chuck!


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10/13/2018 3:39:43 PM

 
John R. Koepfer
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Such a wonderful image, so glad to see as a double gold winner Val, congratulations!!


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10/13/2018 7:17:12 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Always good to hear from you, John - thanks so much for stopping by with your kind congrats!


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10/13/2018 7:35:15 PM

 
Jeff Robinson
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Congrats on your POTD Val!!


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10/15/2018 1:56:37 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Thanks so much, Texas Fella! :)


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10/15/2018 3:39:18 PM

 
Melvin Ness
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Well worth the watch and waiting great shot.


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10/19/2018 3:43:19 AM

 
Linda Sandbo
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Just wonderful!!


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10/19/2018 3:08:36 PM

 
Linda Sandbo
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Just wonderful!!


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10/19/2018 3:09:31 PM

 
Linda Sandbo
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Just wonderful!!


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10/19/2018 3:09:31 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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Wonderful capture! Love the framing. Congratulations!


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10/19/2018 6:37:26 PM

 
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