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Grasshopper


Grasshopper
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grasshopper & Crickets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-22 10:13
Viewed: 5308
Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is out of my depth. Unable to identify the species of this grasshopper. Any help would be grateful.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera

Grasshopper Facts
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A Grasshopper is an amazing insect that can leap 20 times the length of its own body. If you or I could do that, we would be able to jump almost 40 yards! While I wouldn't have a problem with being able to jump so far, I think landing would be a problem.

Grasshoppers can be found almost everywhere in the world, except for the colder regions near the North and South poles. They live in fields, meadows, and just about anywhere they can find generous amounts of leaves to eat. Some types of grasshoppers will only eat certain types of plants. Others will eat any type of plant they can find. Grasshoppers can destroy entire crops of alfalfa, clover, cotton, corn and other grains, causing millions of dollars in crop damages every year.

When a grasshopper is picked up, they "spit" a brown liquid which is known by most kids and adults as "tobacco juice".(Maybe they someday hope to join a baseball team). Some scientists believe that this liquid may protect grasshoppers from attacks by insects such as ants. Grasshoppers will try to escape from their enemies by jumping up and flying away, or by hiding among leaves or the grass. If you have ever tried to catch grasshoppers in a field, you know how quickly they can disappear by dropping down into the tall grass.

The grasshoppers greatest enemies include various kinds of flies that lay their eggs in or near grasshopper eggs. After the fly eggs hatch, the newborn flies eat the grasshopper eggs. Some flies will even lay their eggs on the grasshopper's body, even while the grasshopper is flying. The newborn flies then eat the grasshopper. Other enemies of grasshoppers include beetles, birds, mice, snakes, and spiders. Another dangerous enemy of the grasshopper is the shoe. The shoe comes in various shapes and sizes, but all are equally dangerous to the grasshopper. Just ask any grasshopper that has been stepped on by one!

There are two main groups of grasshoppers: (1) long-horned grasshoppers and (2) short-horned grasshoppers. They are divided according to the length of their antennae (feelers), which are also called horns. Short-horned grasshoppers are usually called locusts.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-22 10:16]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful close up.It's sharp,clear and well detailed.Colors,simple BG and framing are also excellent.
TFS..:-)

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2007-05-22 10:17]

Excellent ! Congratulations.
Emmanuel

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-22 10:29]

A very good picture! good clearness and pleasant colors. Well done! Thanks!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-22 10:30]

Hi Jitti,

Can't help with the ID but this is the most beautiful shot of a grasshopper I have seen. Everything is perfect - colors, details, lighting, bg. Fantastic!!!

Jane

Impresionante saltamontes (Grasshoppers) e impresionante foto. Detalles perfectos.

Perfect.

Parades Jitti. Amazing photo. Technicall perfect picture. Great colour and compositin. Very well done. Tfs. Stev

Hi Jitti,
Very good photograph...
Well composed. Wonderful subject.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Well done!
TFS
Annick

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-22 11:48]

Hello Jitti, very nice capture of this beautiful hoper, what a beauty, marvelous collors and details, great POV and BG..well done..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-22 11:51]

Hello Jitti,
Fantastic macro of a Grasshopper nymph of an unknown species. This shot has great sharpness, colour contrast with BG, fine DOF and composition.
In other words, terrific!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-22 12:07]

Hello Jitti,
I'm impressed by the color, detail and clarity in this macro shot. Great work. Regards,
Hakan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-22 12:17]

Hello Jitti,
colours and structures are extremely brilliant and sharp. Depth of field is obviously very narrow and is in perfect harmony with the focus-plane and the most suitable point of view.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-22 12:38]

Hello Jitti,
Brilliant capture of this beautiful grasshopper nymph. Very sharp details and lovely colours which stand out from the smooth grey background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-05-22 12:41]

Hi Jitti,
This is a specie of grashopper that I have never seen before. I like the green colours with the black and white spots very much. The sharpness and clearness of this picture is outstaning. Very well done!
Paula

Dear Jitti!
This is really fantastic capture! Great DOF, POV and colours! Very well done!
TFS and best greetings,
Radomir

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-22 14:03]

Hi Jitti,
Wow........wonderful shot of this grasshopper. Lovely green colour and immaculate sharpness. Excellent POV and DOF. I like the patterns on its body and its awesome eyes. It sits there regally. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-22 15:41]

Hi Jitti

This is simply brilliant!
The colors and patterns on this little grasshopper are fantastic and the place where you photographed it makes that stand out even better.
The details are terrific - really razor sharp - and the side POV and DOF are also exceptional.
Superb composition and presentation!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-22 15:55]

wow, can't help with the ID but he is a fine looking fellow. I love the markings and the colours are wonderful. Excellent POV and DOF

TFS

Karan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-23 1:15]

That is one of the prettiest grasshopper I have ever seen, Jitti.
The colors and markings are amazing.
Excellent sharpness and great POV.
TFS. : )

Hello Jitti,
I guess that it could be a Dalmatian or a zebra grasshopper :) I'm just kidding of course but what a nice specie this is! I love its black spots, details and beautiful contrast between the green and the grey colors. This is a handsome one with great eyes! Thanks,
Claudine

Hi Jitti!
So fantastic colors! Wonderful POV, DOF, composition and perfect details. Brawo!
regards
Dorota

Hi
Beautiful shot. Fantastic composition colors sharpnes. Perfect macro
Best wishes
Krzysztof

Hi Jitti,
Excellent macro on this unusual looking hopper. Very vibrabt color saturation and sharp detail. I love the clarity and texture shown in the hopper. Well done!
Scott

What a great shot Jitti. The low down POV is perfect.
Superb sharpness and DOF.
Great colour scheme on this hopper.
Can't help with teh ID but its a super cool shot.
Chris

Excellent macro image Jitti. both details and colors are amazing. The spotted green pattern is really cool. Well done. :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-24 16:30]

Hi Jitti,
looks great, never seen one with that many speckles. Can;t help you with the ID, I have a hard time with those insects too there are so many species.
This is a great close up, the details are wonderful anbd you did an excellent job on the sharpness.
I like the POV and DOF, this pghoto has a lot of dimension.
TFS..Sky

Good to get back to this picture which I had somehow missed, JC.
The species reminds me of some that I shot last year in India and posted on TN.
This is a brilliant capture from a very effective side perspective. The focus is spot on and the details and colours are truly remarkable.
Well done and TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-25 12:41]

Hi Jitti,
Very beautiful grasshoper captured with the best pov and dof.
TFS, José M.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-25 17:07]

Hi Jitti.
Excellent close-up.Great POV,superb sharp details and amazing vivid colors.Perfect your macro work!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hello JC,
Ready for take-off!
Your green little friend is well captured, impressive details and strong natural colours...
Pleasant composition, nice macro work!
Greetings,
Pablo -

bonjour jitti
ho!
les couleurs sont superbes et le piqué vraiment excellent.
felicitations .
laurent

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-10-20 13:07]

Hello Jitti,
just one word for this picture PERFECT...
Congratulations and TFS
Donald

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  • LBO Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 3] (143)
  • [2007-11-10 8:28]

Magnifique. Bravo. Quelles couleurs!
Jean

Hallo Jitti
I am still searching for the identity of my grasshopper I posted a while ago and while browsing through the gallery of grasshoppers picked up this spectacular one of yours. I don’t feel so alone anymore as I see you were also not able to identify this one. The colour, detail and patterns of this hopper are supreme. It looks as if he is doing some push-ups, the way his front paws are bent. I am really stunt by the looks of this hopper. It is amazing, and must congratulate you on the excellent photography applied. Thanks for sharing this superb image.
Kind regards
Anna

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