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My Pants On Fire

My Pants On Fire
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 4:24
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
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Parque Nacional De Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica - A male grasshooper announce is letting the world know he is ready to mate by firing up all its colors to an intensity hard to believe unless seen here in the tropical rainforest of southern Costa Rica.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-09 4:41]

Hi Radu,
Wonderful grasshopper, with incredible metallic reflection and red back legs. Excelent details, color, sharpness and composition.
TFS, José M.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-09 4:49]
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Hi Radu
He must be a liar if his pants are on fire. This is an amazing macro shot with brilliant colours and extraordinary details. The composition is just great and that large green leave that the insect sits on fades so well due to the DOF that it creates a beautiful BG which compliments the grasshopper very well.
Great shot and TFS.

Superb image, Radu. I like the bright colours of this grasshopper.

Nice capture Radu,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Hello Radu,
I have feeling you're digging in your photo archives a lot lately ;-) I think I remember this fellow. Still looks equally good. The colours are striking and I like the POV and tight framing too.

Hi Radu,
this is a colour- and beautiful hopper.
Very good details and the DOF is goo, the hopper standout nicely from the green BG.
Well done.

Nice capture here Radu.
Great POV and colour.
Choice bro'

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-09 8:02]

Fabulous colours and a really sharp image. Wonderful

What a coloured one! Great species and great taken one shot! Bravo Radu!

Hey Radu,
Wild lookin' hopper you have here :)
He does look kinda strange with his pants on fire ;)
Great shot!

Wow - what a fantastic colour!
Excellent macro shot Radu! Great POV, excellent sharpness, brilliant colours and lighting too. This is an excellent composition. I like it very much. Thank you for posting.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-09 16:34]

Hi Radu,
Great shot, I like the deails on his legs that form a fish grate motive and seems to be burning from inside. Beautiful contrast with the cool turquoise and green.
Well done and TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-10 0:13]

Awesome shot, Radu.
Those colors are really incredible. You did a great job of bringling out the metallic sheen on the green. Fantastic details and wonderful composition. Congratulations. TFS. ; )

Hi Radu

This guy is great. Love his many different colours. High quality shot. Excellent techo stuff and nice to view. :-)

Hi Radu,

Nice close-up, well worth a big green smile. TFS.


hi radu
de tres belles couleurs et une bonne netteté.
bien fait.

Que toma de un insecto con brillantes colores oportuna bien compuesta!!!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-11 5:37]

Hello Radu,
Magnificent close up.Colors are amazing.I liked POV,details,framing,lighting,3D effect and composition also a lot.

  • csmnlm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 66] (449)
  • [2006-07-11 15:20]

Hi Radu!
Excellent macro shot and wonderfull colors!

A beautiful insect, a great photo with excellent colours, contrast, DOF and POV and a wonderful location again. Do you work for a living or do you just holiday?!

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-07-13 10:11]

Wow Radu,

You found a great jewel here!!! I try to imagine all our dull grasshoppers here in Quebec looking like this! Incredible vivid colors. But maybe not so useful for the survivance of the species for they are then so visible to grasshoppers-eaters! You got a great pov and managed very well the exposure. Details are great too! Great post and TFS,


Hi Radu,

Excellent close-up.
Great colors, sharp, sharp and fantastic light. Composition and DOF are perfect.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

Hot legs on this sexy photo, an excellent capture with awesome colors and details. Perfecto Radu. :)

Weel done Radu, nice grasshooper! TFS

Wow Radu, this is one of the most fantastic shots of a grasshooper i've seen so far!!!
(I hope to return to Costa Rica in October, hopefully to get a few nice shots)... but this one... a beauty!!!
Cheers Luís.

great colours, TFS Ori

Hi Radu,
Amazing macro of a beautiful grsshopper! I love this pic in that almost everything about it is perfect: composition, focus, sharpness, details, lighting, and coloration. Very well done, my friend, and thanks!

Dance of the colours... An amazing picture...

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