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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-23 10:34
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Points: 60
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Hello All

i have not to many time to taken nature photos this last time, only one or two times, i was going to the lake this last two month, i have taken a lot of shots but the most of them was not good for TN, this grasshopper is one of the best

it's my first Grasshopper on TN

i have found it on the last Meadow before the lake, this meadow is not very large but very long, and is situated between the street and the river,
this meadow is full of grasshopper with a lot of different species, with each step, they are almost ten grasshoppers jumping away from under my foot
they are not easy to capture while the grass is very high and the vegetation very dense,

i have search a few hours for the ID, i thinks it's a Large Marsh Grasshopper, i hope i am right

Large Marsh Grasshopper

Current status

The large marsh grasshopper is the UK`s largest grasshopper. It is restricted to very wet, marshy areas, commonly quaking acidic bogs, although historically the species also occupied fenland and riverside habitats. The detailed ecology of the species is poorly known. It appears that eggs (in batches of 10-14, in elongated pods) are laid at the bases of grass stems. Four nymphal instars are reported, with the first emerging in May/June; the adult stage is attained by mid July and adults may survive into November in favourable conditions.
The UK range of the large marsh grasshopper formerly included the Thames Valley (to the mid 19th century) and East Anglia (to the late 1960s). The species has declined severely in the Somerset Levels since around 1960, and its current status in this area is unclear; the last confirmed records are from 1989 at one site and 1995 at a second. Two small, isolated colonies in Surrey (at least one of which arose from an introduction in the late 1960s) have not been confirmed since 1991. There are currently a number of populations in Dorset and the New Forest, but little information on their size is available other than to suggest that most are small. The species is present throughout Europe (except in the extreme south), extending eastwards into the former Soviet Union, but it is vulnerable to habitat loss throughout its range. UK populations represent some of the most northerly colonies of the species.
In Great Britain this species is classified as Vulnerable.

Current factors causing loss or decline

Drainage of wetlands for land reclamation and peat extraction has had a major impact on the large marsh grasshopper.
Land use on areas adjacent to occupied sites may also affect this species through pollution and impact on local water tables.
Climate change may adversely affect this species, through the drying-out of suitable habitat.

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What a lovely shot this beautiful green grasshopper!
Perfect details and colors.TFS.

Hallo Jacqueline,
da hast Du ja einen wunderschönen grünen Hüpfer vor die Linse bekommen, toller Moment, erstklassig mit warmen und brillianten Farben festgehalten.
Vielen Dank, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-23 12:38]

Hello Jaqueline,
this is a fine macro of a grasshopper, the image is very sharp with excellent details, very suitable pov, nicely composed shot,
Best regards Siggi

Hello Jacqueline,
Green on green is wonderful! ... I like the POV and the diversity of lines, you've drew quite interesting things in this picture!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-23 13:05]

Bonsoir Jacqueline,
Yes you are right, this is a Large Marsh Grasshopper, well taken from a semi-frontal POV with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours, the various greens of the grasshopper and BG making up a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Bonsoir mon amie Jacqueline,

A great capture of a well-camouflaged grasshopper.
Perfectly sharp, nice color saturation and good choice of background.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-23 15:42]
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Salut Jacqueline.La magnifique nettete' a fait la difference,une photo difficile a faire,le vert est partout,mais on peu apprecier au mieux les caracteristiques de l'insect dans son ambience,magnfique lumiere et parfaite saturation aussi.Mes compliments et bonne nuit,Luciano

Ciao Jacqueline,
une belle photo en macro, bonne netteté, parfait le point de vue naturaliste, jolie composition
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée

Hi Jacqueline,
A nice capture of this beautiful grasshopper. Very well composed natural habitat shot with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Jacqueline, lovely all green composition with splendid grasshopper, fantastic details, excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jaqueline. Bit OE in my opinion. Fantastic bright green colours.


hello Jaqueline
super picture with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-24 10:36]

Salut Jacqueline
Jolie gros plan de cette sauterelle.Bon pdv et image bien en focus ,les details sont impressionnant.J'aime bien cette harmonie tout en vert.Bon texte également
Merci Michel

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-08-24 19:53]

Hello Jacqueline,
First congratulations on your new grandchild. Now this splendid image with the fantastic sharpness and colour, very well done Jacqueline, thank you.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-25 0:36]

Your first grasshopper is a successful one, Jacqueline.
Beautiful bright colours and very sharp. Great DOF and fontal POV.

Hello Jacqueline, beautiful image of a grasshopper with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and regards,

Hola Jacqueline

Vaya con el saltamontes, pasando desapercibido con esa tonalidad a conjunto con las hierbas, perfecta composición y nitidez, una muy buena imagen.

Un saludo de Antonio

salut Jacqueline,
this is a nice macro shot of your first Grasshopper on TN, among green leaves. nice details, POV and composition. light using also nice. Thanks for sharing, well done.
Best regards

Bon soir, Jacqueline,
Une photo tres jolie de cette sauterelle dans son habitat. Félicitations.
Salutacions cordials,

Hi Jacqueline,
Beautiful camouflage photo without doubt, top class sharpness on the insect - anyway, congrats for your 1st grasshopper shot. For example I don't have any. :( It's very difficult to make such an image in high grass and with such a busy background. Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

Great POV for this Grasshopper shot, Jacqueline.
The green colour of the subject blends well with the greenery around.
Excellent sharpness and colours.
Well done and TFS.

So beautifully CLEAR!!! Excellent clarity.
I usually have great difficulties with green, whites and yellows.
You have MASTERED the art of controlling your CONTRASTS on the EXCESSIVE GREEN B/G.
Great notes too.
See you again on TN next week.
Big hug to your daughter and a kiss to your grandchild from
B.& M.
P.S. Can you place an image of the baby ... somehow??? Perhaps using Flickr... the way I do???

Nice details and a perfect example of camouflage Jacqueline.
Thanks for the info on this species from your side of the pond too :)
Well done.

You captured good detail and maintained your exposure, well done.


Salut Jacqueline
Une merveilleuse photo que cette Jolie sauterelle.Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.j'ai pris aussi une sauterelle comme celle-ci mais malheureusement a contre jour et je ne pouvais pas me placer autrement.Très beau BG . j'espère je vais réussir a prendre un beau macro comme celui-ci
Bravo et merci

Hi Jacqueline,
Wonderful image with great details, lovely colours, excellent composition. Well done!

Bonsoir Jacqueline,

La végétation cadre bien l'insecte. La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir ées détails et les couleurs de la sauterelle. La lumière de la fin de l'après-midi rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hi Jacqueline,
Interesting perspective and the clarity of the grasshopper is well portrayed considering the minimum amount of contrast, and well captured in its natural envirnment.The intricate vegetation details are exquisite, well taken.


Hello Jaqueline,

this are also a very nice pic fron a Grasshopper.
Good pov, dof and details.
fine colours.


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  • Aleks Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 14] (14)
  • [2010-09-12 15:04]

Hi Jacqueline,

This is an extraordinary photo. The photo is so much in focus that even though the grasshopper is so well camouflaged one can so clearly see it.

Simply perfect



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