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Conchal and the locust 2


Conchal and the locust 2
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Copyright: Juan Jose Hoos Ochoa (Hoos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 20] (111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji FinePix A330
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/480 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-10 1:34
Viewed: 4636
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Un poco de informacion acerca de esta hermosa playa:

Considerada como una de las playas más exóticas de la Costa Dorada de Costa Rica, la Playa Conchal esta situada en el norte de la provincia de Guanacaste en las costas del Océano Pacifico. A dos kilómetros de Playa Brasilito, esta maravillosa playa es también a escasos pasos de la famosa Playa Flamingo y de la ciudad de Tamarindo. Junto con Playa Brasilito esta playa esta separada por un promontorio rocoso conocido como Punta Conchal, el cual obtiene su nombre de la arena encontrada aquí que esta compuesta por cientos de millones de pequeñísimas conchas aglomeradas.

Playa Conchal es una playa fabulosa con un clima perfecto casi todo el año, bañada por sol casi todo el tiempo y con más de 12 horas de luz del día desde Diciembre hasta Abril. El agua permanece siempre con una temperatura confortable y es ideal para nadar o hacer snorkel.

http://www.govisitcostarica.co.cr/region/city.asp?cID=22

Langostas-Locust

Las langostas o saltamontes son insectos ortópteros de la familia de los acrídicos (lat. Acrididae), caracterizado por su gran facilidad para migrar de un sitio a otro y, en determinadas circunstancias, reproducirse muy rápidamente llegando a formar devastadoras plagas capaces de acabar con la vegetación de grandes extensiones de terreno.

Se denomina langosta a cada uno de los miembros que componen los grandes grupos de saltamontes. Los saltamontes generalmente no vuelan mucho a pesar de que disponen de alas. Solo cuando se juntan grandes grupos de individuos de la misma especie liberan las feromonas apropiadas para activar durante el desarrollo la conducta migratoria y un crecimiento mayor de las alas y de esa manera poder dispersarse por otros territorios, evitando la competencia intraespecífica por el alimento.

Reino: Animalia

Filo: Arthropoda

Clase: Insecta

Orden: Orthoptera

Suborden: Caelifera

Superfamilia: Acridoidea

Familia: Acrididae
In english!
Locust is the name given to the swarming phase of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. The origins and apparent extinction of certain species of locust—some of which reach 6 inches (15 cm) in length—are unclear.[citation needed]

These are species that can breed rapidly under suitable conditions and subsequently become gregarious and migratory. They form bands as nymphs and swarms as adults- both of which can travel great distances, rapidly stripping fields and greatly damaging crops.


http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langosta_%28insecto%29

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Good POV but i think the focus on the locust would have been perfect rather then the backdrop scenery.
Since the locust is so colourful but its richness has been lost due to the blurness

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-04-15 21:57]
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Hi Juan Jose

I suppose one could interpret this shot as if it is the grasshopper looking out on the bay, thus seeing the view of the scenery while "looking through its eyes". However, since the locust is in the shot we are not to believe that we are seeing its view and being out of focus it thus becomes a disturbing intrusion in the photo. I can understand that you tried to experiment to get the opposite result from you previous posting of this locust, but I think this one quite shows the kind of result one probably would not desire in a nature photograph.

So the bottom line (in my humble opinion) is that the previous posting was by far the better of the two.

Regards
Loot

a rather interesting shot and original idea.
i guess that there isn't much that could have been done different than what you have achieved. i kinda like the dof different focus and focus on the sea, but i do wonder if the bug was in focus more because of its lovely and colorful patterns, the picture might seem more workable and appropriate..
but a good idea indeed.
steph

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