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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grasshopper & Crickets, Grasshopper, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-17 5:43
Viewed: 4936
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ephippiger ephippiger
Ordo: Orthoptera

This large wingless orthopteran is a common inhabitant of scrubs and bushes in southern Europe. It's carnivorous - hunts for other smaller insects.

This one here is a male - it makes sounds (stridulates) with the remnants of wings you may see on the hind margin of the "saddle" on its back.

It obviously can hear too - its ears or more properly the sound sensors are located on its forelegs, can you believe!? You may see it well on its right leg, just below the junction - it looks an S shaped crevice.

lglandon, chiliu, dew77, goldfinchtr, Comandante, halki, odin, marhowie, red45, pat has marked this note useful
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Nice colors, from blue to green
very nice composition, goor POV and sharpness.
A very good shot
TFS, Laurent

Amazing colour!
Excellent lighting, great details, beautiful composition.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-17 6:03]

Hello Michal!
Great macro.Lots of nice colours in this shot.Sharpness,POV,DOF,blue eyes and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Michal,
Its colors are really wonderful.Vivid colors,composition,details this2s really good:) I will search this in Turkey.

Hello Michal!
Wonderful close up.Vivid colors,sharpness,POV and compositon are perfect.I liked his eyes very much.Thanks for sharing.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-17 6:29]

Hello Michal!
Very nice makro.Colours and details are great.
Thanks for posting...

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-08-17 7:05]

Nice shot Michal. The colors are very great and the picture is clear. Well done

Hi Michal, this is a good macro.
Very nice colours, good details and good DOF.
Very well done.

Hello Michal, Well composed close-crop with excellent details, DOF, colors and use of flash to light up the subject. Was this taken at night? Great shot!

Excellent macro which is not done justice by the thumbnail. The colour and detail here is fantastic.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-17 10:08]

Wlasnie jeden z takich [a raczej podobnych] siedzi na parapecie, robi halas i zapewne nasluchuje swoja noga ;-) Ladna perspektywa, dobra jakosc. Calkiem zdumiewajaca paleta barw. Podoba mi sie.

Hi Michal,
this is a beautiful Hopper, I've never seen so many colours on such an Animal.
Perfect DOF and POV. The eyes are marvelous with the sun-reflection.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • ber Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (26)
  • [2005-08-17 15:19]

Ale cudak teczowy, sliczny "robaczek" ;) Wyglada wesolo. Troszke ma rozbiegane oczka - moze go czyms napoiles?;) Podoba mi sie, bo jego barwnosc dobrze sie odbiera na spokojnym kolorystycznie tle. Czy to cudo ma swoje polskie imie?
zielona B.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-18 14:22]

I really like the POV and the colors on this shot, Michal. The details are very sharp, and the composition is striking. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2005-10-23 4:52]

Hi Michal,
Beautiful capture of this saddle cricket ! And above all I like your comments, that make your photos real informative, like a real biology lesson ! So the next time I will have a closer look on the legs of the crickets I will encounter. One nearly expects to see arrows pointing out interesting anatomical details, like in electron-microscopy photos :-). Thanks a lot for sharing

Amazing colours and I like the POV.

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