Watching and Waiting

Uploaded: August 11, 2018 07:40:04 | Entered: August 11, 2018 07:45:55

Description

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

Happy Saturday!

Framing the Subject (Techniques)

Comments

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe August 11, 2018

Val, this is so beautiful, unusual and simply outstanding! What a gorgeous creature! What an amazing capture! Exquisite! #1712972

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 11, 2018

Outstanding focus, color and framing. Amazing capture for the theme. #11719411

Joannie Bertucci level-classic August 11, 2018

Ms. Austin, outstanding macro work with amazing details! For a lizard it is quite handsome! Perfectly framed! fave #11719415

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 11, 2018

This is Outstanding Val - What a great pose and natural frame! #11719423

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 11, 2018

Fantastic close up Val!,
Amalia #11719441

Patrick Rouzes August 11, 2018

Amazing clarity, textures, detail, framing & close up, Val! Beautifully captured! #11719485

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures August 13, 2018

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!!! #11719717

Chuck Green level-classic August 14, 2018

Terrific image, Val! <>< #11719783

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic August 15, 2018

Val, it almost looks as if its watching the world go by from its private balcony. Great shot-- love the detail! #11719919

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 15, 2018

Great selective focus, framing and details, Val. #11719982

Terry Cervi level-classic August 15, 2018

I love the way you've framed him through the leaves, Ms.V! Awesome work!! #11720008

Reynaldo D. Reyes August 17, 2018

Amazing shoot through magic, Brilliant way to highlight your subject. I see a Winner here Val. #11720423

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe September 26, 2018

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. #11726937

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 26, 2018

What a wonderful pov, image and finalist Val, congratulations and good luck in the gold round!!!! #11726958

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 26, 2018

Congrats on this awesome cute Finalist, Val. #11727022

Reynaldo D. Reyes September 26, 2018

As expected, congrats on this finalist and hope to see gold!...Rey #11727096

Ed Lauderdale level-classic September 27, 2018

Outstanding image, Val! Congratulations!!! #11727252

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 27, 2018

Fantastic. Congratulations, Val! #11727363

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 27, 2018

Fantastic capture Val! Huge Congratulations on this wonderful Winner!! #11727385

Michele Peterson level-classic September 27, 2018

What great detail! Love how he is peeking through the leaves. Congratulations on the win! #11727419

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 27, 2018

Congrats Val on your well deserved Win!! #11727460

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 27, 2018

HUGE TEXAS CONGRATULATIONS, Val on this fantastic Gold Winner. #11727473

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 27, 2018

No surprise to see this a winner. Congrats! #11727572

Leslie McLain level-classic September 27, 2018

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val. #11727685

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 27, 2018

So glad to see this wonderful capture wearing gold Val, huge congratulations!! #11727719

Cindy Bendush level-classic September 27, 2018

Cool capture Val - big congrats on your gold! #11727785

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe September 28, 2018

I can say it again - This is one of my all time favorites, Val! Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING on all levels Winner! #11727887

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 28, 2018

Marvelous image, Val! Love it! Congrats on your win! #11728122

Patrick Rouzes September 29, 2018

Congrats on this well-deserved Winner, Val! #11728235

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 02, 2018

Wonderful, a gold badge for a green lizard! Congrats girlfriend! :-) #11728877

Terry Cervi level-classic October 12, 2018

Congrats on your awesome POTD, Ms.V!! #11730527

Ann Varley level-classic October 12, 2018

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! #11730528

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 12, 2018

Congrats on your beautiful POTD. #11730535

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 12, 2018

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 :) #11730539

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 12, 2018

So glad to see this again! Love this image, Val! Congrats on your awards! #11730540

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe October 12, 2018

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! #11730608

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe October 12, 2018

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! #11730609

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic October 13, 2018

Val, congratulations on your beautiful POTD! This image looks lovely in double GOLD!! :o) #11730648

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 13, 2018

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! 😄😄😄
#11730663

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 13, 2018

love this guy, Val....well done. Congratulations on your goldens.! #11730666

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 13, 2018

Thanks much, Lydia! #11730685

Chuck Green level-classic October 13, 2018

Congrats, Val, on your terrific winner and POTD! <>< #11730703

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 13, 2018

Thanks a bunch, Chuck! #11730748

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures October 13, 2018

Such a wonderful image, so glad to see as a double gold winner Val, congratulations!! #11730771

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 13, 2018

Always good to hear from you, John - thanks so much for stopping by with your kind congrats! #11730773

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 15, 2018

Congrats on your POTD Val!! #11731008

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 15, 2018

Thanks so much, Texas Fella! :) #11731012

Melvin Ness level-addict October 19, 2018

Well worth the watch and waiting great shot. #11731404

Linda Sandbo October 19, 2018

Just wonderful!! #11731522

Linda Sandbo October 19, 2018

Just wonderful!! #11731524

Linda Sandbo October 19, 2018

Just wonderful!! #11731525

Rosemary Sampson level-classic October 19, 2018

Wonderful capture! Love the framing. Congratulations! #11731585

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