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Gomphocerippus (=Gomphocerus) rufus

Gomphocerippus (=Gomphocerus) rufus
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-22 2:58
Viewed: 3512
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Better known backyard creatures:
This is a 15 mm male Rufous grasshopper (Orthoptera; Acrididae; Gomphocerippus (=Gomphocerus) rufus; Rote Keulenschrecke) that sings sh-sh-sh in great numbers in my unmown meadow. The species is recognized thanks to the white tips and the enlarged ends of the antennae. The females lay their eggs into the soil and die at the end of summer.

Consulted literature: B. Baur & Roesti, 2006. Die Heuschrecken der Schweiz. Haupt, Bern.

Technique: Macro lens, macro dual flash with dispersers, dipod, 1/15 sec; f/20, JPG. In Photoshop cropped, background vegetation stamped, contrast increased 12%, green colour darkened, resized and sharpened

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-10-22 5:57]

Hi Dietrich
Nice capture of that grasshoper.Excelelnt POV and sharp image whit nice details.I like that catch light in the eye.DOF and colros are also good.
TFS Michel

Hi Dietrich.
Great macro!
The wealth of details makes an impression!
Nice colors and perfect sharpness.
Excellent capture!
José Roberto

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-22 11:41]

hallo Dieter,
Bin sehr überrascht, dass es bei dir im Garten noch Heugümper hat. Und Du hast auch noch die ID zu bieten. So wie ich seh, schaust Du bei Baur nach. Dein Bild find ich vom Blickwinkel her interessant, sieht man doch Oberseite und seitliche Ansicht. Ich staune nur, dass Du Dipod und Flash benutzen kannst, und der Gümper ist noch nicht weg!
Einen schönen Abend noch

Excelente enfoque y composición. Equilibrada luz y bellos detalles.
Un abrazo Dietrich y muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios y ayuda:

J. Ignasi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-10-22 15:39]

not easy to made !!! thanks for share,Luciano

Hola Dietrich,
Excelente toma de gran nitidez donde se muestran muy bien los detalles, color muy natural, buena iluminación, saludos
José Ramón

bonjour dietrich
bien vu,moi je trouve que ce n'est pas evident d'approcher les criquets souvent ils fuient bien avant que nous puissions les voir.
bonne profondeur et POV.

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