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Painted Grasshopper

Painted Grasshopper
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.5
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-22 22:52
Viewed: 2384
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends,

This tuesday i was in kalyan with my friend. I captured almost 10 different caterpillars in the river side. Soon i will post here on TN.
When we were walking to the main road i saw this big grasshopper. This is 4.5inches long & handsome too. It was so heavy that it could'nt fly. It was walking slowly in to the trees.

There are 18,000 kinds of grasshoppers in the world.
The grasshopper can live in all kinds of habitats.
The colors of the painted grasshopper warn birds not to eat them.
Painted grasshoppers hatch in May or June.
The Painted Grasshopper is yellow, black, orange and white.
The longest grasshopper is eleven cm long.
Grasshoppers are herbivores.
Grasshoppers go through incomplete metamorphosis.
Grasshoppers have no ears. They hear with an organ called tympanum.
Most types of grasshoppers have two pairs of wings.
Grasshoppers have five eyes.
When the female lays her eggs, she covers them with a paste-like liquid that will protect them during the winter.
Nymphs grow for 40 to 60 days before they become adults.
Some grasshoppers rub their wings together to create music, others snap their wings together while flying, and others just rub their hind legs across their front wings.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-09-22 23:02]

colorful grasshopper. nicely taken with good angle and color contrast. good backgound. a really perfect photograph of the species. tfs.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-22 23:20]

Hello Kapil.
Great close-up of this grasshopper. Good details and lighting, I like especially the colour of this Painted Grasshopper.Best regards Siggi

The strangest of creatures! Wonderful colours, nice photo. regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-23 2:42]

Hi Kapil,this is one of the most spectacular grasshoppers,i wish to meet it one day..ehhe...a very good pic,not the best sharpness but was very difficult in this light,magnificent colors.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Despite busy BG, the Painted Grasshopper stand out, Kapil.
Good sharp capture with quite natural colours.

Wonderful image. very colorful.

Amazing grasshopper Kapil! The colours are fantastic!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-23 10:34]

Hello Kapil,
Very beautiful grashopper in fascinating colours. Something special.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-23 22:50]

Bonjour Kapil,
Bel ensemble de couleurs à dominante bleu, jaune et vert.
Très belle composition.

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