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Desert Dreams II

Desert Dreams II
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Raynox DCR-250
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-04 10:08
Viewed: 4415
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nothing special today, just common insect. Picture taken during wave of hot days in end of July. I captured this grasshopper in desert area of Botanic Garden where such creatures like to rest.
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Hi Grzegorz.
A impressive macro!
Excellent sharpness, framing and details.
Very interesting POV!
Congratulations by splendid work!
Best regards,
Josť Roberto

Nicely done, Greg, especially in terms of sharpness, details and depth of field.
Thanks for sharing the grasshopper.

Jak to nic specjalnego. Swietny robak. Ladne ostre zdjecie, swietny kontrast Wszystko tak jak byc powinno ;-)

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-09-04 11:24]

Cudowna ostrosc, ladnie wkomponowany w tlo.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-04 11:40]

Hi Greg. I should love to see your Botanic garden one day it seems rich with insects. This maybe a common insect but you have taken this with excellent detail and sharp focusing.
and a good low POV. well done TFS.


bardzo dobry niski punkt patrzenia, świetna jakośc obrazu i ostrość detali. Bardzo ladne kolorki. Jak napisałeś może nie jest to coś wyjątkowego ale zdjęcie jest bardzo dobre i to się też liczy.


Hi Grzegorz,

Very good macro work, nice detail on the body, well done.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-05 0:35]

Hello Grzegorz,
Amazing sharp details in this photo. Excellent colours, low POV and DOF. Very good quality!
Kind regards,

Hi Grzegorz!

Must it always be something particular? I mean, when I look at this common grasshopper, I realize how various and complex our nature is. The picture is perfectly sharp and this shows a delightful richness of details. Common, yet very beautiful!

Kind regards


Witam Grzesiu!
Tym razem dosc krotko - fajna fotka szaranczaka. Zdjecie robiles chyba lezac na ziemi, bo wyglada jakby aparat byl tuz nad powierzchnia piasku. Swietny detal!
Na marginesie, probowales uzywac Collinsa do oznaczania prostoskrzydlych? Ciekaw jestem jak sie w tej grupie sprawdza przewodnik :)

:D Hi friend Greg:) another plague:D but this time a Paracinema tricolor. Great details with its specific stridulatory pegs on forewing. Many thanks for sharing this beauty:D my friend.
All the best from hot Izmir:)


Hi Greg,
A nice capture of this beautiful grasshopper very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-05 8:43]

Hi Greg,
It's crisp sharp,well focused and composed close-up with a good low POV. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-05 11:10]
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Hello Grzegorz,
a lovely macro of this Grasshopper.
Sharp with excellent detail.
Brilliant composition.
Great light.

Well done,

p.s why didn't you use your 400D for this?

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-05 12:28]

Hello Greg,
Brilliant macro of this Grasshopper using your Raynox! Very fine sharp details and natural colours. I like your framing too!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-05 19:24]

Hello Greg, One more for my study. Absolutely georgeous and great striking pose. Superb work. I like the eye catch and the strong focus over the body. Well done Ganesh

Ciao Grzegorz, splendid macro of grasshopper with details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Grzegorz,
nice side view of this grasshopper.
Exellent sharpness and splendid details. Good Background too. I like how it goes from a very sharp to a blurry BG.
The colors are natural and the composition is really good.
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing

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