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Face to face

Face to face
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-05 13:14
Viewed: 3224
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Eupholidoptera chabrieri (Charpentier, 1825)
Family : Tettigoniinae

The Chabrier's Bush-cricket is a very beautiful and colourful cricket. The dorsal face of the pronotum is green. The rest of the body is generally yellowish green. The face is lemon green with black spots. The male calling song consisted of strong chirps, about 2 each second, generally at night. It lives on shrubs and low vegetation.
On this photo, it is a male (see also the workshop). You can see a female here.

Chinery Michael, Insectes de France et d’Europe occidentale, Flammarion 2005.

Photo taken on Ikaria island.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-05 13:23]

Waw...great sharp details to this lovely Chabrier's Bush-cricket!
Colors are lovely too!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-05 13:26]

Hi Catherine,
Very interesting this insect, congratulations. Superb clarity and color. An outstanding macro. And the title is suggestive and very well chosen.
Have a beautiful evening,

Hello Catherine,

Great macro.
Colours,light and DOF are fantastic.
Excellent composition.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-12-05 13:47]

Great capture, Catherine! Impressive picture!



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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-05 14:19]

Hi Catherine,
It's an excellent close up.POV,sharpness,framing and details are wonderful.Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-05 14:43]
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Salut Catherine,je peu voir que tu n'as eu beacoup de chance au Maroc,mais beaucoup en Grece....mais quelle magnifique macro,especiellement les couleurs sont etranges et extraordinaries....mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Ooohhhh, this guy's face is amazing, Catherine. So many different colours on this cricket and the eyes are impressive.
Thanks, I like it very much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

ciao Catherine!
amazing detail and expression dellla face of this particular grasshopper
really a good job......
ciao sERGIO

Magnífico trabajo Catherine. La gran profundidad de la toma es sorprendente ya que son varios cm. que se ven a la perfección !
La toma es de difícil ejecución para su encuadre, y aún así resolviste de manera eficaz.
Para finalizar... esos colores y esa cara (cabeza) tan bien plasmada, todo una obra de arte : enhorabuena.

Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Catherine,
Excellent macro with great details and outstanding sharpness.
Amazing colours and lovely composition.

Hi Catherine.
Really good macro excellent colours and clarity.
Cheers Dave

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-06 1:07]

Hello Catherine.

Great capture of this grasshopper with beautiful colors.
I think it's a great job that you saw this one.
Compliments and thanks for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Ciao Catherine,
fantastique photo en macro avec un exceptionnel détail et couleurs éclatantes, la sauterelle saute par l'ecran de PC, très jolie composition.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journèe

hello Catherine
great picture of this beauty
good sharpness and nice composition
they always be a very nice cricket to make picture,s
great shot and also your workshop
greeting lou

Ciao Catherine. Bellissima. Inpressionante dettgalio e fantastica luce. Macro luminosissima ed in ottimo fuoco. Ottima anche la DOF.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-06 6:15]

Hi Catherine.
What an impressive face-to face meeting and picture. Amazing pose of the insect and eye-contact with you and us. I like superb DOF, great details of the grasshoppers and very pleasant level of details and smoothness of the BG. WS is great too. It could be shared as original shot. Bravo and TFS and thanks for hearty words to 200th post.

A beautiful specimen indeed Catherine, captured in good taste with the correct usage of the limited focal zone, which also demonstrates the excellent camouflage capabilities of the cricket in its natural surroundings.
TFS and Cheers,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-06 9:37]

Hello Catherine, superb macro shot of this huge cricket resembling Saga with fine details and composition.
TFS and G's,

Hi Catherine,
I tried many times to capture one of those colorful E. chabrieri with my camera, but your result is absolutely sooo superior to all I tried! The head- on view into those rosy but seemingly angry eyes! The good DOF, the pose, all is perfect. TFS.
Best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-06 10:53]

Hi Catherine. It blends itelf so well into the BG. You have been able to take a fantastic close up of thee face. Its eyes stand out so well from the rest of it. Taken with fine detail and natural colours. TFS.

Hello Catherine, excellent macro shot of this huge cricket.
Nice composition, details and POV.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

Hi Catherine,

Wow, what a jumbo macro capture from the green insect with superbly shown eyes and other facial features!

The clarity is well done and the sharpness and POV are simply superb. The colors of the insect are very well shown and perfectly natural.

best regards,

Hi Catherine,

Was accompanied by a beautiful shot wonderful colors. Point of view, light and clarity are very impressive trilogy. Wonderful composition. TFS

Best Regards,

Hi MF Catherine,

A truly impressive macro capture of this cricket on a spiny bush. The details, POV/DOF and composition are superb.
TFS and have a nice day and week MF!


Hello Catherine,

this are an really great sharp macro shot.good pov and details.
Fine natural colours.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-10 11:39]

Salut Catherine
Excellente macro.Bon PDV et image bien en focus avec d'excellent detail.Les couleurs sont sublime.
Merci Michel

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