pondside predator

© Ray

pondside predator

Uploaded: December 31, 2015 20:33:51 | Entered: December 31, 2015 20:33:51


I'd like to wish everyone at BetterPhoto a Very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year-2016! Best of luck to all of you!


John Connolly January 01, 2016

Fantastic detail and clarity Ray! What an awesome close up!
I haven't been able to upload an image on BP so far in 2016. #1646212

Patrick Rouzes January 01, 2016

Exceptional colors, clarity, detail, lighting & close up, Ray. Expect to see this again. WTG.

Chris Ebben January 02, 2016

The details & colours are just perfect in this one. Happy New Year to you also=^..^= #11418827

Ellen Hodges January 03, 2016

Happy New Year, Ray! Starting out with a bang I see!!! Wow capture. #11418906

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic January 04, 2016

Fantastic macro Ray!,
Amalia #11419129

Karen Bacon January 04, 2016

An excellent image Ray! Happy New Year to you also! #11419134

Terry Cervi level-classic January 04, 2016

Ray, the details and color are fantastic! A super macro capture! #11419261

Ray level-classic January 04, 2016

Thank you all! #11419262

Gord MacEachern January 05, 2016

Outstanding image Ray, the detail and clarity are amazing !!!
Happy New Year to you. #11419288

Gord MacEachern January 05, 2016

Outstanding image Ray, the detail and clarity are amazing !!!
Happy New Year to you. #11419289

Gord MacEachern January 05, 2016

Outstanding image Ray, the detail and clarity are amazing !!!
Happy New Year to you. #11419290

Leslie McLain level-deluxe January 05, 2016

Fantastic capture, Ray. #11419297

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic January 05, 2016

Excellent clarity, details and capture, Ray!! beautiful colours and background too!! #11419377

Carol L. Fowler January 05, 2016

Beautiful colors and detail in this excellent macro. #11419508

Ray level-classic January 05, 2016

Thank you all for your kind comments. #11419555

Debbie Bray January 10, 2016

Outstanding detail, Ray, we're sure to see this again, happy new year to you too! #11421320

Ray level-classic January 10, 2016

Thank you, Debbie. #11421434

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 19, 2016

Awesome colors and detail, Ray! Just beautiful! #11424787

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 24, 2016

FANTASTIC macro image Ray, bet we see this again!! <>< #11426400

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 24, 2016

FANTASTIC macro image Ray, bet we see this again!! <>< #11426401

Ray level-classic January 27, 2016

Thank you, Nancy. #11427589

Ray level-classic January 27, 2016

Thank you, Kathy. #11427592

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 30, 2016

Amazing details and capture. Congrats on a perfect finalist, Ray. #11428414

Ray level-classic January 30, 2016

Thank you, Tammy! #11428917

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic January 31, 2016

Congratulations on this excellent Finalist, Ray! Good luck!! #11428983

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 31, 2016

Huge congrats on this awesome Finalist, Ray, and best of luck in the next round! #11429031

Ellen Hodges January 31, 2016

Huge congrats and best luck with a fab finalist, Ray!! #11429039

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic February 01, 2016

Huge congratulations on your excellent winner,Ray!! #11429535

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 01, 2016

Congrats on your winning capture, Ray. #11429686

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 01, 2016

So glad to see this with Gold Attached to it, Ray! Congrats! #11430029

Debbie Bray February 01, 2016

Ray, a gorgeous capture with everything in focus, lovely detail and colour, big congratulations on your well earnt gold badge win! #11430037

Ellen Hodges February 01, 2016

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Ray!!! #11430432

Ray level-classic February 02, 2016

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments. They are much appreciated. #11430883

Mary K. Robison February 04, 2016

Congratulations on your superb macro getting Gold, Ray! Such a beautiful creature.
Hope your year is a good one, too! #11431216

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 04, 2016

Excellent detail and DOF in this wonderful macro, Ray - congratulations on your win! #11431285

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 05, 2016

Congrats on this outstanding 2nd Place Winner Ray! #11431610

Ray level-classic February 05, 2016

Thank you, Mary, Lindley, and Jo Ann! #11431863

Patrick Rouzes February 07, 2016

Congrats on this well-deserved winner, Ray. WTG!

Ray level-classic February 08, 2016

Thank you, Patrick. #11432934

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 29, 2016

Belated congrats, Ray, on your excellent winning image! #11440875

Ray level-classic February 29, 2016

Thank you, Debby. #11440917

Karen Bacon March 13, 2016

Big congrats on your very well deserved Second Place Win and your All Time Editors Pick! #11446706

Ray level-classic March 16, 2016

Thank you, Karen, #11447942

Ray level-classic March 26, 2016

Thank you, Karen. #11452213

Jill Odice level-classic April 03, 2016

Fantastic detail and awesome clarity! Congrats! #11456390

Ray level-classic April 03, 2016

Thank you, Jill! #11456691

Nancy L. Green level-classic April 05, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS Ray on this wonderful All Time and win, WTG!! <>< #11457455

Ray level-classic April 05, 2016

Thank you, Nancy! #11457612

Mary K. Robison April 14, 2016

Congratulations on this photo getting an AT EP, Ray!
Hope it goes even higher! #11461402

Ray level-classic April 14, 2016

Thank you, Mary! #11461482

gloria s. kasse vega May 24, 2016

Love it...congratulations. #11477763

Ray level-classic May 24, 2016

Thank you, Gloria! #11477930

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic June 17, 2016

Congrats for bagging the Double Gold on this well deserving image. Fabulous sharpness from tip to tip. I'm very much in awe!...Rey Reyes #11486201

Ray level-classic June 17, 2016

Thank you, Rey! #11486209

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