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Copyright: Iulian Gherghel (IulianGherghel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z10, 2 GB, SD card
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-01 12:12
Viewed: 3031
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orthopterans have two pairs of wings; the forewings are narrower than the hind wings and hardened at the base. They are held overlapping the abdomen at rest. The hind wing is membranous and held folded fan-like under the forewings when at rest. They have mandibulate mouthparts, large compound eyes, antennae length varies with species. Their hind legs are enlarged for jumping.
Life cycle
Orthopterans develop by incomplete metamorphosisor also called paurometabola. Most orthopterans lay their eggs in the ground or on vegetation. The eggs hatch and the young nymphs resemble adults but lack wings and at this stage are often called hoppers. Orthopterans are able to fold their wings, a condition entomolgist refer to as neoptera. Through successive moults the nymphs develop wings buds until their final moult into a mature adult with fully developed wings.
The number of moults varies between species; growth is also very variable and may take a few weeks to some months depending on food availability and weather conditions.
Orthoptera as food
The Orthoptera are the only insects considered kosher in Judaism. Although the Bible may be read as stating that all Orthoptera are kosher except those, such as the mole cricket, that do not jump, halakhic authorities state that only four species known in Yemen are kosher.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-07-01 12:14]

nice colors background is a little noisey. more contrast might be good. focus is ok

Buna Iulian,
Foarte fain macro,imi place compozitia diagonala si detaliile.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-01 12:48]

Hello Iulian,
Fine sharp macro of a grasshopper of a species unknown to me. Nice contrasting BG to a fine diagonally placed grass stem in the composition.
Nice shot"
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-01 14:03]

Hola amigo,
precioso macro y sensacional pov, y bg,
buen trabajo.

Hello Iulian,
Real good close-up of the hopper, body texture well seen and with natural colour!
thanks for the information and notes too

frumoasa diagonala formata de firul de iarba.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-02 8:09]

Hi Iulian,

Nice shot of this sleek looking grasshopper. Very unusual looking. Nice composition on the diagonal stalk. Good natural colors.


Hello Iulian
Beautiful compo. Good light.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-02 13:50]

Hi Iulian. A very good close up shot of the Hopper. good detail in the face and body.with a nice POV and DOF. very well done TFS. good notes to.


bonjour iulian
un peu plus de profondeur de champ aurait été utile mais le POV est bien choisit.
la netteté bonne.

  • Great 
  • nusi81 (30)
  • [2008-03-19 11:33]

salut colegu'

cam greu de determinat din pozitia asta, dar merg pe Chorthippus :)

numai bine, Ionut

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