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In the Throes of Death

In the Throes of Death
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-22 5:42
Viewed: 2893
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two days ago, I saw this old Grasshopper in the throes of death. It was lying on a broad leaf with its head tilted to one side. It was making feeble efforts to move but was unable to do anything.
I was deeply touched by the spectacle, feeling infinite sadness within me for the end of a life.
I prayed for peace for its departing soul while I took this picture.

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To Heaven: Hi Markus!ramthakur 1 10-22 09:18
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Dear Ram!

I'm touched by the picture and by your deep notes. If more people on this planet would think and act like you it would be more peaceful...
Many thanks for this proof of respect and love!

N.B. The picture is superb, but I believe this is secondary in its context...

Kind regards


Hi Mr. Ram,
A lovely capture of this beautiful grasshopper. Good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Ciao Ram, sad macro of old grasshopper, seem wafching to you, lovely details, splendid sharpness and wonderful light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-22 8:11]

Hello Ram,
Good photo of this old grasshopper with a nice sharp focus on the head. Beautiful natural colours. Fine DOF.

hello Sir
very deep note
i think your perfect shot is a good Tribute to this old Grasshopper

Ciao Ram. Unlucky old grasshoopper. Anyway an interesting POV with good details and focus.


Hello Mr. Ram,
Good heavens, what more sensitive note! ... It's really strange to find in TN, pictures related to the end of the life cycle of insects, but it is a natural event and it is good to find some pictures to document this.
Good job with f/6 to add more drama to the moment. Good levels of green and appropriate composition.
Regards, TFS and happy week end Mr. Ram.

Great photo, with the focal point on the head, in tghis photo the most important part.

Dear Ram,
touching document of a fellow creature expecting its end of life. Artisticaly well approached from ahead, with focus spot-on on the eyes. The well chosen short depth of field delivers a well supporting soft background, and it increases the attention on the grasshopper's face. Pleasantly dim natural light is providing a pleasantly peaceful atmosphere. Piece of art. Thank you!
With best regards,

P.S.: Thank you for your kind words to my latest posting a few weeks ago. I am still visiting this site not as often as I did in the past, but I am always happy and grateful to be in touch with you.

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