I had just received a new camera body which I had ordered and was testing it around my neighbourhood. As a wildlife photographer, I often photograph insects and other macro subjects during the summer months. As I was shooting, I came across this praying mantis sunning itself and took a series of photographs with my macro lens. The angle and tilt of the head as well as the apparent eye contact made this my favourite of the series.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 18
Award Score: 62 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Close-Up Photography
Photograph Location: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Photographer: Claudio Bacinello (Thornhill, Canada) Registered
Born in Italy, Claudio now lives in Thornhill, Canada where he exercises his passion for photography. Over a career spanning three decades Claudio has delved into a number of photographic disciplines including: weddings, portraits, product, corporate and stock. His current focus is on travel, wildlife, nature and adding to his extensive stock library. He continues to travel the world in search of subjects and stories with a particular affection for Africa and South America. His work has been published globally and, in addition, is available as fine art images for private and corporate décor.