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Beautiful Curves
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Beautiful Curves
Beautiful Curves
Sigma 180mm macro handheld, available light on a cloudy afternoon.
© Robert Ganz
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Nikki McDonald
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    Terrific composition -- gotta love the way the curve of the grass head frames this beautiful creature. Wonderful detail, Robert.

9/25/2010 6:19:52 AM

 
Stephen Shoff
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Excellent capture and unusual composition.

9/25/2010 8:10:29 AM

 
Ronald Livingston
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Robert,
Fabulous POV.....way to compose.
Ron

9/25/2010 9:27:58 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WOW ... this is a beauty of a capture more so as it is a handheld one. Expect to see this again, Robert!

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10/13/2011 3:34:03 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations, Robert on your POTD Win!


Dominick

10/23/2011 3:43:50 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your POTD, Robert, for this superb and excellent image!

Debby

10/23/2011 3:46:25 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Excellent macro and beautiful result - congratulations Robert!

10/23/2011 3:46:56 AM

 
Debbie Bray
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Congratulations on your POTD, Robert!! Great macro!

10/23/2011 4:00:31 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on POTD!

10/23/2011 4:15:20 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Perfect POTD! Congratulations, Robert.

10/23/2011 4:21:05 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Robert on your Outstanding POTD!!

10/23/2011 4:47:31 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your POTD, Robert ~
Well deserved!

10/23/2011 4:48:34 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Robert!

10/23/2011 4:50:02 AM

 
WAhid Dilawar Al-Hakim
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Congratulations Robert. Nice DOF. :)

10/23/2011 5:01:02 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

10/23/2011 5:08:13 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Beautiful capture, Robert. Congratulations on your POTD.

10/23/2011 5:34:59 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Wow.....wonderful capture, Robert...Congratulations on the well deserved POTD! Cheers! =^..^=

10/23/2011 5:40:13 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Stunning macro Robert!

Congrats on this amazing POTD!

jo ann c.

10/23/2011 5:53:48 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Superb composition, Robert...great macro! Congratulations on your POTD!

10/23/2011 5:57:15 AM

 
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Congratulations on your POTD!!Beautiful macro,Robert!!

10/23/2011 6:15:01 AM

 
Susan D. Royce
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Beautiful, unique! Congrats on your POTD :)

10/23/2011 6:18:45 AM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Fantastic capture, Robert! Congrats on your POTD!

10/23/2011 6:36:41 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Robert, this is such a great macro of this mantis. It has beautiful sharpness and detail. I like the bokeh too. Congratulations. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
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10/23/2011 7:11:40 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Outstanding!
Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~

10/23/2011 7:40:12 AM

 
Rita Hill
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Wonderful! congrats on your POTD, Loving the title to this fantastic image.

10/23/2011 7:47:53 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Robert, extraordinary, congratulations!!

10/23/2011 8:29:50 AM

 
Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Robert. Wonderful macro. Well done.

Rick

10/23/2011 9:39:48 AM

 
Robert Ganz
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Wow! Thank you all for the comments! I think that this is the first ever POTD I have had at Betterphoto.

This photo is being published in the very near future, and has won me an amazing (once in a lifetime) prize that I am not yet at liberty to share with you!

Thank you again.

Robert

10/23/2011 10:04:42 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Good to see this lovely capture, Robert. CONGRATZ on the POTD and your other award, WTG!!

UB.

10/23/2011 10:30:13 AM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Terrific captyre Robert. Congratulations on the POTD, and the other awards you are receiving.

10/23/2011 1:45:16 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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this is stunning Robert - congrats on your POTD!

10/23/2011 1:50:15 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Wow! Wonderful Robert!! Congrats on your recognition!! =)

10/23/2011 2:01:59 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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This is really neat! Love it! Congratulations on your POTD today, its wonderful!!

10/23/2011 2:12:20 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Robert on a well deserved POTD and one that I'm sure we will be seeing again real soon. Also a huge congratulations on having your photo published, please keep us informed as to when and where it's being published and also what your prize was that you won.

10/23/2011 3:30:10 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful...I did some pictures today of the same thing....Congrats on the POTD!!

10/23/2011 5:24:29 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Great capture!

10/24/2011 9:16:07 AM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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Congrats on your POTD. Crisp and great depth of field. Beautiful

10/24/2011 10:13:07 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A super cool macro and POTD Robert, congratulations!

10/24/2011 3:59:17 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Superb Robert!

Congratulations!

10/24/2011 7:02:23 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Superb macro! Congrats on the POTD!

10/27/2011 10:03:11 AM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Fantastic capture! Congratulations on your recent POTD!!

10/30/2011 3:00:30 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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congratulations on this terrific finalist!

11/16/2011 3:39:42 PM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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Congrats on your finalist...Robert, beautiful macro shot.

11/16/2011 3:44:37 PM

 
Cheryl Winn

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So beautiful, Robert. Great detail. Congratulations!

11/16/2011 4:04:06 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Robert and best of luck in the next round.

11/16/2011 4:29:19 PM

 
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The soft green makes a great backdrop!

11/16/2011 4:40:57 PM

 
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Excellent!

11/16/2011 4:48:34 PM

 
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Love the curved line and the blurred background.

11/16/2011 7:29:05 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist Robert!

11/17/2011 2:50:55 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Glad to see this again, Robert. CONGRATZ and Good luck!

UB.

11/17/2011 3:25:55 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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So.. how much did it cost you to get him to pose like that? Seriously, Robert - this shows the patience of a true photographer. It's a one-of-a-kind shot that you ought to be proud of.

11/17/2011 4:38:39 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Congratulations on your Finalist, Robert!

11/17/2011 6:35:32 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Robert!!

11/17/2011 6:37:54 AM

 
Indira Klotzer

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Wow. Just beautiful!

11/17/2011 9:58:41 AM

 
ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira
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Soooo beautiful! Congratulations Robert!!

11/17/2011 1:36:24 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Robert on taking home the GOLD, well deserved.

11/17/2011 7:22:57 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Wow - that didn't take long to move up to 1st Place. Congratulations, it truly deserved the Gold.

11/17/2011 7:25:42 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Wonderful find and capture. Congratulations on scoring gold Robert!

11/18/2011 4:35:46 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Magnificent capture and spectacular composition, Robert! You must have the Patience of Job and I'm happy to see that is being so well-rewarded. Congratulations on your publication and your amazing prize, and, of course, your BP Gold Win!

11/18/2011 10:40:32 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Amazing capture! Couldn't ask for a better pose! Congratulations on your winner!

11/19/2011 9:30:23 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A spectacular capture! Congratulations for well deserved awards!!!

11/19/2011 9:56:15 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner Robert ... fantastic!!!

jo ann c.

11/19/2011 3:11:27 PM

 
Robert Ganz
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Ok, so now I can spill the beaqns. This photo won the grand prize in Canadian geographic Magazine's Wildlife Photography Contest 2011. It will be minted on a collector's coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2012 sometime.
I am so thrilled with this!! Many thanks to all that have commented here.

11/21/2011 5:30:01 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

12/1/2011 3:54:28 PM

 
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