Intense stare

Uploaded: March 23, 2017 06:09:20 | Entered: March 23, 2017 06:32:03

Description

A close up one on one with a Garden Mantis (Orthodera ministralis). I lost the staring contest :). Hope you like it, all comments welcome!

Comments

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe March 23, 2017 1

Now that is in your face with a mantis!!! Excellent macro shot, Cannon! You may have lost the stare, but you sure got the shot! Wonderful detail and color. <>< #1682326

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe March 23, 2017 1

Whoops, that is Hayden, I didn't mean to call you by your last name. I guess I looked up at your copyright info. Sorry about that! <>< #11574545

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 23, 2017 1

Incredible detail, Hayden!! Outstanding shot!! #11574549

Gord MacEachern March 23, 2017 1

Love the colors and detail here Hayden, beautifully presented!! #11574574

Harvey A. Ravitch March 23, 2017 1

Great pov, & angle here! Fantastic details, light, & a WoW for me! #11574597

Emiel Van Hemelrijck March 23, 2017 1

Excellent shot and wonderful sharpness,its a outstanding image Hayden #11574624

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 23, 2017 1

Super macro Hayden, such fantastic detail and color!!! Skilful!! #11574662

Hayden Cannon level-classic March 23, 2017

Thank you so very much Shirley, Teresa, Gord, Harvey, Emiel and John. I really appreciate your time and kind words thanks!
Shirley - Don't worry, no need to apologise about using my last name some who know me do :). Yeah more images to come I hope, first time I've been out with the camera in a while and I'm blown away by the response. Thanks again. #11574690

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 24, 2017 1

Yikes, now that's a macro! What an intense stare (you didn't stand a chance! lol!), beautiful colors and I love your very cool crop with the two antennae extending to each corner of the image! (Happy to read you are out and about with your camera. Visiting wonderful Mother Nature with a camera in hand...a sure fix for an excellent day!) #11574879

Hayden Cannon level-classic March 25, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words as always Val. Yes getting back out into nature fix's any bad days :). Yeah I tried to get the antennae in the corners as best I could but hand held and moving a lot with the wind blowing him about as well made for fun times haha. Yeah I thought I'd do one of my super macros as I term them as I haven't done one of a mantis. Yes I lost the stare but I got the photo! :) Thanks again Val #11575448

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 26, 2017 1

The detail, clarity, & focus are amazing, Hayden. Love your macro shots! #11575726

Hayden Cannon level-classic March 26, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback Patrick. I really appreciate it thanks :) #11575761

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 27, 2017 1

Fantastic macro, Hayden. #11576058

Hayden Cannon level-classic March 27, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words Leslie, glad you like it. #11576078

John Connolly March 28, 2017 1

You are up close and personal here Hayden! A stunning macro capture! #11576266

Hayden Cannon level-classic March 29, 2017

Thank you so much John! I really appreciate your kind words :) Yeah I was rather close but he/she didn't mind :) #11576459

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 29, 2017 1

Congrats on the well-deserved finalist, Hayden! #11588277

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 29, 2017 1

Happy to see this one back, Hayden! Congrats on your Finalist! #11588741

Harvey A. Ravitch April 29, 2017 1

Beautiful! Congratulations! #11588967

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures April 29, 2017 1

Such a skilful finalist Hayden, congratulations and best of luck in the next round!! #11589084

Hayden Cannon level-classic April 29, 2017

Thank you so much Patrick, Val, Harvey and John for your kind words and congratulations. I really appreciate it :) #11589194

Hayden Cannon level-classic April 29, 2017

Thank you so much Patrick, Val, Harvey and John for your kind words and congratulations. I really appreciate it :) #11589197

Nadia Paul April 30, 2017 1

What a super close up Hayden - congrats on your gold! #11590018

Hayden Cannon level-classic April 30, 2017

Thank you Nadia, I'm chuffed at attaining gold :) #11590021

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 01, 2017 1

Glad to see this wearing gold Hayden, huge congratulations!! #11590065

Hayden Cannon level-classic May 01, 2017

Thank you so much John! :) #11590100

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic May 01, 2017 1

Congratulations on winning 2nd Place GOLD!!! :o) #11590190

Hayden Cannon level-classic May 01, 2017

Thank you for your kind words of congratulations Joanna! :) #11590219

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 01, 2017 1

Outstanding close-up with amazing details. Congrats on your gold winner, Hayden. #11590253

Hayden Cannon level-classic May 01, 2017

Thank you Tammy for your kind words and congratulations I really appreciate it :) #11590255

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 01, 2017 1

Congrats on your well-deserved Winner, Hayden! #11590338

Hayden Cannon level-classic May 01, 2017

Thank you for your kind words of congratulations Patrick I really appreciate them :) #11590350

Michele Peterson level-classic May 01, 2017 1

You never cease to amaze, Hayden! great macro capture, and huge congratulations on your win! #11590402

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 01, 2017 1

Not surprised one bit to see this closer-than-close and totally upfront guy (with nothing to hide!:) back as a Gold Winner! Warmest congrats, Hayden! #11590424

Hayden Cannon level-classic May 01, 2017

Thank you so very much for your kind words and congratulations Michele and Val I really appreciate it. Thanks again :) #11590552

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 02, 2017

This is Great Hayden - Congrats on your Well Deserved Win! #11590683

Teresa L. Brooks May 02, 2017

Congrats on this fantastic winner, Hayden. I can see how you lost the staring contest. #11590710

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 02, 2017

Hayden, of course you lost the staring contest, this guy can't blink! :-) Outstanding macro work and congrats on your gold badge win! #11591128

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 02, 2017

CONGRATZ on the Second Place Gold. #11591145

Hayden Cannon level-classic May 03, 2017

Thank you so much Jeff, Teresa, Joannie & Usman for your kind words I really appreciate it! Yes he doesn't blink but I never shy from a challenge #11591225

JO ANN CLEVELAND May 04, 2017

Big congrats on this awesome 2nd Place Winner Hayden!! #11591559

Hayden Cannon level-classic May 07, 2017

Thank you kindly Jo Ann for your kind words and congratulations :) #11592356

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