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Friday 13th

Friday 13th
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF 200 mm / f:4 macro APO G, Digital RAW 100, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-13 7:56
Viewed: 3305
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I guess I was not so unlucky today when I found this beatifull grasshopper on my walk today,I have been trying to look for an ID on the net but I found rather quickly that it is difficult to ID them as there are so many sorts,so if someones knows,thanks.

I cropped (only the sides),sharpened with smart sharpenning on the B/W scale in Lab colors before uploadin

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Brilliant shot, Paul.
The diagonal placement of the subject is very apt.
Tremendous sharpness, clarity and colours.
I might post a grasshopper tomorrow; I have been trying to ID it but in vain. Your note encourages me to post it and get away with a general note on grasshoppers :-)!

Interesting photo, great camouflage. It will be difficult to find a grasshopper specilalist to find the ID
Best regards

Joli camouflage.
Bonne journée.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-13 8:35]

Hello Paul,
Wonderful macro.It's very close and well detailed.I liked POV,sharpness,lighting,cross framing and composition a lot.

Hi Paul.

Amazing DOF. Crystal clear details and lovely colors. Wonderful positioning completed by a high quality composition.A real good image indeed.

Well Done & TFS.

Hello Paul,

A nice picture of a Large Marsh Grasshopper (Stethophyma grossum).

Best regards,

Hey Paul
Very nice shot of grasshopper,
Perfect details and lighting,


bonjour paul
tres detaillé et tres net,il n'y a rien a dire c'est impeccable.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-10-13 10:42]

Hello Paul,
This is really a superb macroshot, the colours and sharpness of this grasshopper are great.
Good luck for you on the 13th.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-13 10:45]

Hello Paul,
Excellent sharp shot of this Marsh Grasshopper. I like the composition and the colours are perfect.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-13 10:55]

Hello Paul,
Nice macro of a female Marsh Grasshopper. Well composed and sharp.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Who sais that Friday the 13th is a bad day???
For me it always was a lucky day - and for you also when I see this wonderful hopper.
Excellent shot, Paul, a big one with beautiful colours, very good, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-13 11:29]

Hello Paul,
... yes, you were lucky!
A beautifully coloured grasshopper captured very well and shown with great details here. It is nicely embedded in its natural environment. Sharpness is pretty good and the flash-light well managed.
Best wishes, Peter

Very well done Paul..
I'm still trying to fiqure out what Friday 13th has to do with your hopper.. Unlucky? Now if the hopper was in the mouth of a bird..let's see, that would be unlucky for the hopper, but lucky for you right? ;)
Have an nice weekend!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-14 2:46]

A magnificent close-up shot of this fantastic grasshopper.
The details are amazing. Excellent light too.
Good diagonal composition.
TFS. : )

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  • dejvid (14)
  • [2006-10-14 3:39]

hi this is very nice photo good detail and comopsition, good work. I like this photo!
TFS David

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-14 9:21]

Hi Paul,
the details on this grasshopper are superp. Excellent sharpness and great colors. Great ODF, POV and colors. Very well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-14 10:03]

Hi Paul
Great close-up shot. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done mf


Hallo Paul,

Als vrijdag de dertiende zulke mooie foto's opleverd dan mag het van mij de dertiende blijven.
hier is niets op aan te merken.

TFS Thijs

Hi Paul,
You post too fast; I never have the time (or points...) to critic all your nice pictures :) This is a very great macro whith excellent details. Great lithgning and composition. Very well done. Thanks,
PT will follow :)

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