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Ephippiger ephippiger

Ephippiger ephippiger
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Copyright: Josep Ignasi Tejedor (jignasi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, sigma 105 mm f: 2,8 macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-14 14:43
Viewed: 3704
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Ephippiger ephippiger. Ordre: Ortòpters. Família: Tettigoniidae.
És un insecte gran i de fàcil identificació. El podem veure en zones assolejades, sobretot en matolls ( la de la foto en un roure) i antigament era molt frequent a les vinyes. Les antenes són més llargues que el seu cos com podeu veure i surten del seu cap per sota dels ulls. La de la foto és una femella , amb un gram "oviscapto" en forma d'espasa a la part del darrera. El seu abdomen és gran i panxut i les ales en aquesta espècie son testimonials. Tenen colors molt variables, des del verd fins al marró obscur. Emiteixen un cant agut. Els adults es poden veure a l'estiu i a la tardor.

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Hi Josep, wolcome back with this excellent macro capture of a strange (at least for me) grasshopper with wonderful details and composition.
Many thanks for sharing this!
Have a nice new week!


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-09-14 16:51]

Though Exposure: f/13.0 may give more depth but these macro lenses use much high aperture, 1/100 seconds is good to freeze, well shot.

Hi Josep!

I like your simple, yet very pleasant picture. The insect is quite impressive and shown in all its beauty. Maybe - from my point of view - it lacks a bit of contrast and saturation. The green of the plant and the colours of the insect could be a little bit stronger. But this is very personal. I also like your instructive and interesting notes.

Kind regards


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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-09-14 23:09]

Hello Josep,

Very well-composed picture. Excellent focus on the insect. Good detail to be seen. Beautiful light and natural colours. Catalan is a very nice language.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-15 0:39]

Hola Ignasi,
preciosa captura y magnífico encuadre,
aunque no es nada fácil con la antenas y el apéndice trasero...
realmente excelente tu trabajo.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-15 6:30]

Hello Josep, Very nice pose captured brilliantly. Excellent details and an fantastic frame.Well done Ganesh

Hola Josep,
como esta usted!
super macro even the eyes can be clearly seen with such a small insect! really well done!
the image is sharp with good colour and details
best regards
muchas gracias

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-16 0:38]

Hola Josep,
Wonderful shot of this very starnge looking insect in a fine pose. Very neat and sharp image with clear details. Excellent POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hello Josep!
Very nice capture of Ephippiger species, very nice "hidden" among leaves :) Good sharpness, light and DOF too.
TFS and best regards,

Olá Josep

Bela foto, cores harmoniosas e linda composição. Ótimo trabalho.
Grande abraço,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-20 9:04]

Hi Josep.
What a nice meet and excellent proof of it. Fine specimen and wonderful surroundings. I like tree pattern, impressive pose of the insect and great framing. DOF is selected perfectly. BG (smooth and neutral) is very suitable for your character. Well done and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-21 2:31]

Hello Josep Ignasi,
Wonderful shot. Great POV with perfect sharpness, superb colour and details on this beauty!
Best regards,

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