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Poekilocerus bufonius


Poekilocerus bufonius
Photo Information
Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm 1.8
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-31 10:56
Viewed: 12756
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A venomous grasshopper about 7 cm long - eats poisonous plants from the milkweed family, from which it produces its venom.
Habitat - desserts in the Middle East and Africa.
The venom is extracted from a gland on the back and has effect on the blood system.

Scanned from picture - cropped, levels, sharpened.

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Cool metalic blue and yellow colours. Good composition and great background. Considering its a scan, you've retained good sharpness and details.

Hello Shir!
Amazing shot! Superb details and great moment. THIS IS PERFECT PHOTO!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-07 3:29]

Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb insect ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are good ! Thanks for sharing Shir.

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  • [2005-08-19 22:35]

Shir
an absolute highlight !
thanks for posting it
I hope you have more photos of these cool guys (grasshoper and alike), there are some truly remarkable species in this area
cheers
Art

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2006-10-27 15:04]

bonjour Shir,
très très beau cliché. Le noir de cet insecte est vraiment étonnant et contraste fortement avec tout le reste.

vraiment du beau travail.

tfs

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