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Lovers at 1490m

Lovers at 1490m
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insect Mating, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-27 2:14
Viewed: 4348
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common name : Grasshopper – Scientific name : Podisma pedestris.
Description : Grasshopper are herbivorous insects (size : ~35mm) which can jump long distances with their powerful hind legs and most are also capable of flight. They make noise with their back legs. These insects are divided into two groups : grasshoppers with long antennas and locusts with short antennas.
You can see the Podisma pedestris in mountain from 1000 to 3000m altitude.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. Photo made at lac de Lauvitel 1490m.
Here, it is interesting to see the "connection" of these shameless lovers ;-)

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Hi Christian.
Love at 1500 m, I think they need some oxygen.;-))
Well composed, very good details and nice colours.
The POV is great, I love low angles.
Excellent work.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-27 3:06]

Bonsoir, Christian.
Only you would find such a tender scene among crickets. : )
Great capture of a special moment. Very sharp details and excellent light and composition. The colors are gorgeous. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-27 3:44]

Hello Christian!
Very nice close up.It's crisp clear and razorsharp.POV,colors,framing and composition are also wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-27 4:00]
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Christian bonjour, superbe macro de ces deux insectes en bonne posture !! Les couleurs sont vives et super piqué. Je pense pour la determination à Podisma pedestris, cette espece vit en altitude au dessus de 1000m. D'aprés la photo cela pourrait le nom!!. Sous reserve des spécialistes comme Philippe. Félicitations Didier.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-27 4:13]

Hi Taz, after reading Gert's comment about oxygen, I have finally stopped laughing!
These grasshoppers look so scary up close, and you certainly do that. Excellent sharpness and details. Well done.

Super closeup of these two grasshumpers, the DOF, and lighting is perfect for this shot. Paul :)

Hi Christian,
Brilliant macro!
Very good sharpness and clarity,
great colours and details.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-27 5:15]

Hi Christian!

Agree with Gert ;-) Sex on 1500 m. must be very hard :-) Amazing quality - DOF, sharpness, colours, details - all superb.

Hello Christian, I can only say: "Brilliant Mr. Pourre!" Excellent sharpness with great colours/lighting. A great composition with first class POV. Thanks.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-27 6:22]

superb shot
sharp is wonderful,good details and colors
beautiful shot
Well done

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-27 6:29]

Great stuff Christian! The focus is extremely sharp; details are superb. Well exposed, good POV & DOF and brilliant colors. This is a good picture. Well done & TFS!


Hello Christian,

Wonderful capture, sharp details, great colors, good POV and lighting.

Great job.

Thank you for sharing.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-27 11:19]

Wow,very sharp shot!Good pov&composition,lighting all very nice.TFS!!!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-27 14:12]

Comme on dit au Québec:
Un bon coq, ça se tient maigre!
Le mâle est nettement plus petit que la femelle ;o)
Bonne image Christian, malgré qu'un peu contrastée (peut-être mon moniteur aussi).
Sous les chauds et ardents rayons du midi, rien de tel qu'un ptit coup flash pour atténuer le contrast.
Par contre, j'apprécie grandement la netteté, la PdC ainsi que le PdV.
Merci de partager tes images.

Hi Christian,
this shot is so beautiful, I love the colours and the perfect sharpness. Excellent job, thanks you very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great capture Christian,
fantastic detail, colour, sharpness and composition.
Lighting, POV and DOF are perfect.
Thanks for posting.

Lovely compo and action captured, Christian. The DOF a little bit shallow at F3.3 but the little hands on the face is adorable. Great shot!

Nice work Taz. You've captured the "moment" well with great detail & colors. Well done my friend. Thank You.

Excellent close up shot,the depth in this photo is amazing. A joy to look at....
Well done...

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-27 22:28]

Une superbe macro,c'est beau l'amour !

Félicitations pour l'éclairage, la netteté et les belles couleurs.

Merci pour l'envoie !!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-28 17:17]

Salut Christian
Alors la il y a censure ;-))
Magnifique image. Belle capture

wow, christian, this is a terrific macro! :-)
absolutely perfect!
i didn´t know grashoppers live at that
altitude - i learned something new.
thanx & take care, thor.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-31 11:04]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: très bonne.
Pouvoir d'évocation en moi: fort.
Trèa bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète.
Merci beaucoup Christian. Je vous souhaite d'agréables rénovations!

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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-11-03 8:38]

A very emotional and joyous moment captured perfectly in this frame. The way the male holds the female adds more life and emotion to the picture.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-08 19:42]

Christian, this is really very nice.

Everything's excellent: sharpness, pov, composition, dof, bg, colors and... poses.


Great shot Christian!
Perfect everything and superb scene captured.
How could I missed so many of your shots?
I like it very much.

Hi, Christian.
You have got here wonderful moment. Excellent composition and sharpness. Nice work.

il n'y a vraiment plus de limite en sexualité,et de toutes façons on vit une drole d' epoque:meme les telephones sans fil!!!
bon treve de plaisanterie,magnifique cliché avec de bons details

The hands say everything - well caught. TFS

Well captured, great dof and excellent sharpness.

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  • roos (30)
  • [2006-02-18 10:22]

Hai Christian
What a graet hight to make love hahaha. Fanatastic!
Very nice capture. I like it.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-14 7:20]

hello there! fantastic DOF. Incredible details and very good saturated colors. as usual a work to die for! congrats. gabriel

Hej Krystian!
Niesamowita ostrosc, kolory no i moment. Swietna glebia. Super. Gratulujê i Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Hi Christian,
Great capture with POV, lighting, details, colors and sharpness. Also composition is wonderfull...


Hi Christian,
Nice photo you made!
Great detail and shrapness.
It looks super!
TFS Malgosia

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