Beautiful Curves

© Robert Ganz

Beautiful Curves

Uploaded: September 24, 2010


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


Nikki McDonald level-classic September 25, 2010

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

Stephen Shoff September 25, 2010

Excellent capture and unusual composition. #8928938

Ron Livingston level-deluxe September 25, 2010

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 13, 2011

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-addict October 23, 2011

Congratulations, Robert on your POTD Win!

Dominick #9756075

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 23, 2011

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

Debby #9756081

Katarina Mansson October 23, 2011

Excellent macro and beautiful result - congratulations Robert! #9756083

Debbie Bray October 23, 2011

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

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe October 23, 2011

Congratulations on POTD! #9756132

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic October 23, 2011

Perfect POTD! Congratulations, Robert. #9756139

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 23, 2011

Congrats Robert on your Outstanding POTD!! #9756154

Mary K. Robison October 23, 2011

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe October 23, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Robert! #9756159

WAhid Dilawar Al-Hakim October 23, 2011

Congratulations Robert. Nice DOF. :) #9756179

Joy Rector October 23, 2011

congrats on the POTD #9756189

Shirley A. Kinney October 23, 2011

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

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 23, 2011

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 23, 2011

Stunning macro Robert!

Congrats on this amazing POTD!

jo ann c. #9756262

Patti Coblentz October 23, 2011

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

Orsi October 23, 2011

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

Susan D. Royce level-classic October 23, 2011

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

Bill Houghton October 23, 2011

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 October 23, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~ #9756452

Rita Hill level-addict October 23, 2011

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

Maria Coulson October 23, 2011

Robert, extraordinary, congratulations!! #9756570

Richard D. Love October 23, 2011

Congratulations, Robert. Wonderful macro. Well done.

Rick #9756729

Robert Ganz October 23, 2011

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 October 23, 2011

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

UB. #9756805

Stanley C. Sims October 23, 2011

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

Nadia Paul October 23, 2011

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

Lori Carlson October 23, 2011

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

Michele Peterson level-classic October 23, 2011

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

Jeffrey R. Bange October 23, 2011

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 October 23, 2011

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

Daniella Puente October 24, 2011

Great capture! #9758852

Sylvia Rourke level-classic October 24, 2011

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 24, 2011

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

Mike F. Anderson level-classic October 24, 2011

Superb Robert!

Congratulations! #9759858

Marisol Pastor October 27, 2011

Superb macro! Congrats on the POTD! #9766460

Summer A. Kozisek October 30, 2011

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

Karen Bacon November 16, 2011

congratulations on this terrific finalist! #9809201

Sylvia Rourke level-classic November 16, 2011

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

Cheryl Winn November 16, 2011

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

Jeffrey R. Bange November 16, 2011

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

November 16, 2011

The soft green makes a great backdrop! #9809761

November 16, 2011

Excellent! #9809832

November 16, 2011

Love the curved line and the blurred background. #9810849

Nadia Paul November 17, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Robert! #9811926

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 17, 2011

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

UB. #9812055

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic November 17, 2011

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 November 17, 2011

Congratulations on your Finalist, Robert! #9812673

Patti Coblentz November 17, 2011

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Robert!! #9812686

Indira Klotzer November 17, 2011

Wow. Just beautiful! #9813422

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira November 17, 2011

Soooo beautiful! Congratulations Robert!! #9814126

Jeffrey R. Bange November 17, 2011

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

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic November 17, 2011

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

David M. Montero November 18, 2011

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

Rona L. Schwarz November 18, 2011

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 November 19, 2011

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 19, 2011

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 19, 2011

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

jo ann c.

Robert Ganz November 21, 2011

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 December 01, 2011

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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