Beautiful Curves

© Robert Ganz

Beautiful Curves

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/25/2010 6:19:52 AM

Terrific composition -- gotta love the way the curve of the grass head frames this beautiful creature. Wonderful detail, Robert. #1311516

Stephen Shoff 9/25/2010 8:10:29 AM

Excellent capture and unusual composition. #8928938

Ron Livingston level-classic 9/25/2010 9:27:58 AM

Fabulous POV.....way to compose.
Ron #8929038

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/13/2011 3:34:03 AM

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

UB. #9732025

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 10/23/2011 3:43:50 AM

Congratulations, Robert on your POTD Win!

Dominick #9756075

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/23/2011 3:46:25 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Robert, for this superb and excellent image!

Debby #9756081

Katarina Mansson 10/23/2011 3:46:56 AM

Excellent macro and beautiful result - congratulations Robert! #9756083

Debbie Bray 10/23/2011 4:00:31 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Robert!! Great macro! #9756093

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 10/23/2011 4:15:20 AM

Congratulations on POTD! #9756132

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 10/23/2011 4:21:05 AM

Perfect POTD! Congratulations, Robert. #9756139

Jeff Robinson level-classic 10/23/2011 4:47:31 AM

Congrats Robert on your Outstanding POTD!! #9756154

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/23/2011 4:48:34 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Robert ~
Well deserved! #9756156

Karen Celella level-classic 10/23/2011 4:50:02 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Robert! #9756159

WAhid Dilawar Al-Hakim level-classic 10/23/2011 5:01:02 AM

Congratulations Robert. Nice DOF. :) #9756179

Joy Rector level-classic 10/23/2011 5:08:13 AM

congrats on the POTD #9756189

Shirley A. Kinney level-classic 10/23/2011 5:34:59 AM

Beautiful capture, Robert. Congratulations on your POTD. #9756229

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 10/23/2011 5:40:13 AM

Wow.....wonderful capture, Robert...Congratulations on the well deserved POTD! Cheers! =^..^= #9756241

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 10/23/2011 5:53:48 AM

Stunning macro Robert!

Congrats on this amazing POTD!

jo ann c. #9756262

Patti Coblentz level-classic 10/23/2011 5:57:15 AM

Superb composition, Robert...great macro! Congratulations on your POTD! #9756273

Orsi level-classic 10/23/2011 6:15:01 AM

Congratulations on your POTD!!Beautiful macro,Robert!! #9756318

Susan D. Royce level-classic 10/23/2011 6:18:45 AM

Beautiful, unique! Congrats on your POTD :) #9756324

Bill Houghton 10/23/2011 7:11:40 AM

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:
Bill Houghton Photography #9756393

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 10/23/2011 7:40:12 AM

Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~ #9756452

Rita Hill level-classic 10/23/2011 7:47:53 AM

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

Maria Coulson 10/23/2011 8:29:50 AM

Robert, extraordinary, congratulations!! #9756570

Richard D. Love 10/23/2011 9:39:48 AM

Congratulations, Robert. Wonderful macro. Well done.

Rick #9756729

Robert Ganz 10/23/2011 10:04:42 AM

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 #9756773

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/23/2011 10:30:13 AM

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

UB. #9756805

Stanley C. Sims 10/23/2011 1:45:16 PM

Terrific captyre Robert. Congratulations on the POTD, and the other awards you are receiving. #9757185

Nadia Paul 10/23/2011 1:50:15 PM

this is stunning Robert - congrats on your POTD! #9757201

Lori Carlson 10/23/2011 2:01:59 PM

Wow! Wonderful Robert!! Congrats on your recognition!! =) #9757232

Michele Peterson level-classic 10/23/2011 2:12:20 PM

This is really neat! Love it! Congratulations on your POTD today, its wonderful!! #9757258

Jeffrey R. Bange 10/23/2011 3:30:10 PM

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. #9757353

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 10/23/2011 5:24:29 PM

Beautiful...I did some pictures today of the same thing....Congrats on the POTD!! #9757549

Daniella Puente 10/24/2011 9:16:07 AM

Great capture! #9758852

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 10/24/2011 10:13:07 AM

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/24/2011 3:59:17 PM

A super cool macro and POTD Robert, congratulations! #9759615

Mike F. Anderson 10/24/2011 7:02:23 PM

Superb Robert!

Congratulations! #9759858

Marisol Pastor 10/27/2011 10:03:11 AM

Superb macro! Congrats on the POTD! #9766460

Summer A. Kozisek 10/30/2011 3:00:30 PM

Fantastic capture! Congratulations on your recent POTD!! #9772774

Karen Bacon level-classic 11/16/2011 3:39:42 PM

congratulations on this terrific finalist! #9809201

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 11/16/2011 3:44:37 PM

Congrats on your finalist...Robert, beautiful macro shot. #9809241

Cheryl Winn level-classic 11/16/2011 4:04:06 PM

So beautiful, Robert. Great detail. Congratulations! #9809429

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 11/16/2011 4:29:19 PM

Congratulations Robert and best of luck in the next round. #9809655

The Judges at level-classic 11/16/2011 4:40:57 PM

The soft green makes a great backdrop! #9809761

The Judges at level-classic 11/16/2011 4:48:34 PM

Excellent! #9809832

The Judges at level-classic 11/16/2011 7:29:05 PM

Love the curved line and the blurred background. #9810849

Nadia Paul level-classic 11/17/2011 2:50:55 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Robert! #9811926

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/17/2011 3:25:55 AM

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

UB. #9812055

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 11/17/2011 4:38:39 AM

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. #9812260

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 11/17/2011 6:35:32 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Robert! #9812673

Patti Coblentz level-classic 11/17/2011 6:37:54 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Robert!! #9812686

Indira Klotzer level-classic 11/17/2011 9:58:41 AM

Wow. Just beautiful! #9813422

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira level-classic 11/17/2011 1:36:24 PM

Soooo beautiful! Congratulations Robert!! #9814126

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 11/17/2011 7:22:57 PM

Congratulations Robert on taking home the GOLD, well deserved. #9815323

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 11/17/2011 7:25:42 PM

Wow - that didn't take long to move up to 1st Place. Congratulations, it truly deserved the Gold. #9815326

David M. Montero 11/18/2011 4:35:46 PM

Wonderful find and capture. Congratulations on scoring gold Robert! #9817445

Rona L. Schwarz 11/18/2011 10:40:32 PM

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! #9818132

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 11/19/2011 9:30:23 AM

Amazing capture! Couldn't ask for a better pose! Congratulations on your winner! #9818805

ALLEN O. HOWARD 11/19/2011 9:56:15 AM

A spectacular capture! Congratulations for well deserved awards!!! #9818878

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/19/2011 3:11:27 PM

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

jo ann c.

Robert Ganz 11/21/2011 5:30:01 PM

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. #9823683

Merna L. Nobile 12/1/2011 3:54:28 PM

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

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Sigma 180mm macro handheld, available light on a cloudy afternoon.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 180.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 9/24/2010 7:07:26 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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