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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-07 4:52
Viewed: 2889
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Digging in my archives again...

This grasshopper might be OMOCESTUS VIRIDULUS, but I'm not very sure of it.
These creatures are in my eyes les "mal-aimés" on this site, quite unpopular creatures. Why? It's what I'm asking myself. They have very interesting shapes and colors and can easily be a good subject for photographers. The main problem with grasshoppers and crickets is to give them an exact identity. There are very few specialists around..
This specimen wishes you a nice Sunday!

I just see that the picture lost some of its color by down-loading it :-(

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Ciao Anne, my today neitghbour, great capture of beautiful grasshopper, excellent sharpness and fine details, wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Ciao Anne. Perfect focus on grasshopper's eyes and intrigant light in the green tones.


Hi Anne,
Interesting perspective and good focus of this hopper.It is amazing the amount of destruction these little fellows can cause.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-07 5:48]

Helo Anne,
A beauty from your archive. The Grasshopper stands in very beautiful light. Great natural colours. Excellent sharp details and frontal POV. Good DOF and OOF BG.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-03-07 6:09]

Good color management and fine use of depth of field. The grasshopper looking very cute. tfs.

Hi Anne ,
Great macro with excellent focus.
Nice composition and vivid colours.
Very well done

Kind regards

Hi Anne.
Interesting portrait of this grasshopper.
Good details and colors in yours photo.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

hello Anne
very nice shot with good details and nice pose
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-07 7:45]

Hi Ane
What a sharp grasshopper!
Details and colors are fantastic!
Congratulation for this beauty!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-03-07 7:59]

Bonjour Anne,
Yes,maybe it is ID difficulties that are behind the relative unpopularity of grasshoppers as photographic subjects and I must admit I cannot confirm the ID of this one but you may be right. The front part is well captured with good sharpness and the whole insect can be seen with fine clarity from this difficult POV. The natural blurred BG and lighting are superb.
Thanks and I wish you a good week,

Hi Anne,
I like the focus point in the front of the grasshopper! excellent effect! the concept of this picture comes in the background and becomes sharp in the foreground. An excellent macro with an elegantly simple reason. TFS, happy week for you, regards from Venezuela.

Ohhh, der hat aber schöne dunkle Augen.
Hi Anne, ein netter Hüpfer, mir gefällt das ganze Arrangement sehr gut.
Gerade gestern habe ich eine Doku über den Montana-Grashüpfer gesehen. Der ist in gigantischen Schwärmen - man spricht von Billionen!!! aufgetreten, eine Insekten-Wolke von 3000 km Länge und hat auf ihrem Weg alles zunichte gemacht. Plötzlich starb er aus - und es wird seit Jahrzehnten nach dem Grund geforscht. Das könnte evtl. helfen, die Plagen in Afrika und anderen armen Ländern einzudämmen. So ein Vieh häutet sich bis zu 10 Mal und ändert die Farbe von Dunkel nach Gelb, über Rosa nach intensiv-gelb, es war sehr interessant.

Ist mir nur gerade durch Dein Bild wieder eingefallen - liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Anne,
Nice capture with excellent details and sharpness. Amazing light in the eyes.
Fine composition and POV.

Bonsoir Anne,
Aujourd'hui, je commente d'abord les photos des femmes, à l'occasion de la Journée de la femme! Il est très sympa ce criquet curieux. J'aime beaucoup la mise au point sur l'oeil et la tête, dans un environnement de verdure floue. C'est très naturel tout cela. Bonne semaine, amitiés,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-07 12:08]

Hallo Anne,
Alles im grün tönen außer die große schwarze Auge.Perspektive mit nachlassende schärfe so das der Hintergrund sehr gut verwischen ist. Sehr gute Präsentation.
Liebe Grüße Siggi

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-07 14:23]

Salut Anne,quelle belle idee' cette differente et pas commun prise de vue,avec le focus centree' sur le visage...excellent composition,nettete',couleurs et lumiere...mes plus gros compliments....bonne semaine,LUCIANO

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