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Painted Grasshopper

Painted Grasshopper
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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: 2011-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-19 6:06
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Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Poekilocerus pictus (Fabricius)
Orthoptera: Acrididae, Pyrogomorphinae
The normal host is Calotrope (Calotropis procera)

The other common names for Calotrope plant are Rubber Bush, Apple of Sodom, Mudar, Madar, King's Crown and Roostertree.
The picture was taken hanld-held in trying light conditions.

Thanks for looking.

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Hello Ram,

Hope you are doing fine and the family is doing well too. This is an excellent shot of this grasshopper, a beauty of our region though it lives on a Calotrope bush which in itself a wonderful plant of region. It has fine colours which get more contrast from the bark of the tree it is sitting upon and that background dark green blur is maddening as ever. Super shot! Thanks a lot for sharing........take care....warmest regards/Abid

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-19 6:21]

What a beauty Ram!
This grasshopper displays Swedish colours.
The sharpness, DOF and BG contribute to a first class image with the composition suiting the excellent POV.
Thanks and all the best,

Ciao Ram, wonderful grasshopper with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, 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)
  • [2011-11-19 6:29]

Hello Ram,
What a exceptional coloured grasshopper. Very beautiful bright colours. Good sharpness, POV, DOF and composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-19 6:48]

Hello Ram,
What a beauty dressed in the colours of the Swedish flag! Fantastic details and colours and a perfect composition. I believe most grasshoppers have camouflage markings, but this one is dressed in warning colours as a protection, amazing!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hello Ram,
Excellent composition with this beautiful grasshopper. What I like at this image are the colours, details and sharpness. Well done!

Hallo Ram
I like the angle in which you captured this colourful hopper. It gives a good view of its profile and the detail of the patterns that covers the body. Great macro with good composition and detail. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Amazing grasshopper Ram! Interesting and beautiful photo with excellent composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

wow Ram, this is a fabulous grasshopper, congratulations ! very nice subject, perfect painted,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

Hello Ram,
fine capture of this colourful Grasshopper with good sharpness and great composition. I especially like the wonderful colours of this Painted Grasshopper.
Best wishes,

hello Ram
super good composition with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-19 8:25]

Hello Ram,
what a beautiful capture of a beautiful, colourful grasshopper. Excellent details and sharpness!
Best regards Siggi

Hello Ram,
what a beauty you have caught, never seen such a lovely grasshopper.
The colours and especially the pattern are fantastic.
The hopper is very sharp, we can see all details and DOF is perfect,
the entire insect is in good focus.
Well done, old friend.


Ciao Ram. Wondrful colours here and excellent DOF. Excellente DOf. Maybe bit noised.


Hello Mr. Ram,
I've see this awesome grasshopper in other shots; but I think this is one with more nature view!... Very weel done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-19 15:34]

Hi Ram,magnificent specie of your country,it's always a great pleasure to see a painted grasshopper,especially when taken so well,the colors and the sharpness are really fantastics!!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Sir,

Beautiful grasshopper captured with fine details & sharpness.
Taken from a good POV. Lovely composition too. Well done & TFS.

Hello Ram,
Wow, this is a real showstopper! The subject is absolutely gorgeous and you have done a fine job to highlight it! I love the soft light which permits wonderful colour saturation and the simple composition works very well. As others have already mentioned, sharpness, POV and DOF are excellent. This is one of my favourites. Kudos!

Hello Ram,
What is this?
I did not see any before this one,
Very good detalis and wonderfull coloor.
It's blue and yellow coloor really so beautifull.
Thanks a lot for this share.
Have a good day.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-24 17:25]

Hello Ram,
I don't know when I have ever seen a more colorful grasshopper. The markings are awesome and the contrasting colors are simply gorgeous. Excellent detail and very nicely presented. I don't think we have anything here in Ohio that could compete with it's unique appearance. Well done!!

Hi Ram, Wow what a fantastic capture of this Painted Grasshopper, superb detailed sharpness with awesome clarity, impressive exposure/white balance and just love the beautiful colour tones, striking picture you have here Ram with this delightful presentation. TFS,
Best Regards,


Hi Ram,
Nice showing of this colorful Painted Grasshopper. Sharp focus and colors are well saturated. Very well done.

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