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Chorthippus brunneus (Uuups)

Chorthippus brunneus (Uuups)
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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: 2010-10-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-09 6:25
Viewed: 2743
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Common Field Grasshopper
Brauner Grashüpfer

Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Gomphocerinae
Distribution: Europe, Asia
Habitat: Warm and sandy places.
Size: male:14-18mm female:19-25mm

The few insects still around in the mountain areas are these grasshoppers, which I saw in quite great number. This one was just occupied, when I took this picture..I didn't notice until I saw the picture.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-09 6:30]

Hello Anne,
Great close photo of this grasshopper in superb sharpness and details. It even looks if you had eye contact. Splendid natural colours with a very good DOF and OOF BG.
Have a nice weekend,

hello Anne
great shot
color focus macro details all is good and beautiful
but that was a very private moment!

What a shot at shutter speed 1/4000, Anne!
Needless to say, your camera does not miss a thing including its freshly ejected excreta.
The blurred brown BG supports the subject very well.
Thanks and regards.

Buen control de la luz y bien aislado el elemento principal.
No son fáciles de captar tan bien los saltamontes ( grasshoppers ).
Fantásticos colores y muy buen fondo.
Buen fin de semana Anne: Josep Ignasi.

Ah yes the grasshopper. I think Ram has many images of such but the subject itself was torn a bit from age. Yours look pretty husky and ready to do some crop damage. It is either younger or stays out of the path of birds and such. Well seen Anne.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-10-09 9:10]

Excellent take of a beautiful specimen of a grasshopper. You caught the light just right to bring out details and give shine to the insect (and its product...).

Well done!


Yes Anne as usually not an ordinary capture! In fact quite " dramatic " haa.ha..haa.! Well done , nature you know! Once again you are demonstrating amazing technical skills which reflects in perfect dept of field /detail/ briliant sharpness and composition.
Have a great evening and wonderful Sunny Sunday!
George Veltchev

Ciao Anne. Razor details, excellent sharp and DOF. Perfect light. Great work.


Hello Anne,
Great capture with razor sharp details and wonderful perfect colours.
Excellent clarity and focus.
Have a nice weekend!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-09 13:53]

Hello Anne,
A great macro of this grasshopper in very good light and excellent sharpness,details and splendid natural colours.TFS.

Bonsoir Anne,
Effectivement, ce criquet était occupé ce qui t'a permis de l'approcher et de nous offrir cette superbe macro. Détails et couleurs sont irréprochables. Bravo! Amicalement,

Hi Anne,
Is very hard make a grasshoper shot with this dramatic level (if we exclude the action performed, ha ha ha) Congratulations!... Good textures, good colors, nice DOF with blurred soil! REgards, TFS, Jesús

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-10 3:51]

Hi Anne.
What a refined work. Details of the cute insect are simply fantastic. I also like wonderful rich colours, precise D)F – BG is great, impressive low POV and nice composition of the image. Well done and TFS.

Ciao Anne, great macro of wonderful grasshopper, beautiful natural colors, fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-10 9:59]

Hello Anne,
These little ones are so hard to capture but you managed really well to get this one that also has a lovely name! Details are very sharp and colours perfectly natural against a nice soft background. Very well framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-10 13:16]

Hi Anne,
Splendid capture of this Grashopper.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.Excellent POV,details and framing.have a great week!Thanks for sharing..

Hallo Anne!

Ob die Beschäftigungsart dieses Insekts wohl ein "First" auf TN ist, eh? :-)

Nun, Spass beiseite, Dein Bild ist wunderschön und gefällt mir neben dem Detailreichtum vor allem auch wegen seiner Farbgebung. Tatsächlich werden die Insekten langsam rarer, aber ich war doch erstaunt, wie viele noch herumschwirren, als ich in den letzten Tagen auf unseren Seen unterwegs war.

As liebs Grüessli


My dearest friend Anne,
Being not very educated, I pondered about the ""(uuups)"" and then even googled it :-)) - until I looked at the image and read your notes - and now I feel stupid!!

This insect is quite small in comparison to the ones here in South Africa! They strip in 5 minutes a whole bush - and their droppings are accordingly big - when they feel threatened.

Bodylength up to 70mm and human fatalities are known when ingested! In rural areas the previously underprivileged inhabitants catch and roast them - I assume the fatality can occur if eaten raw!

I hate them, because I I grow Orchids in pots as well as Bonsai...

As soon as I see one of these colourful insects, I will photograph it for you!

I am really envious of your camera - seeing you can use 1/4000 sec exposure - fantastic for wildlife photos!!

Your wonderful photo makes me think of sci-fi movie-monsters, because it it so detailed and 'alive'

Thank you for showing your work on Trek Nature,
have a nice day and a good week
Love and big hug

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-12 0:52]

Hello Anne,
excellent view of this grasshopper. Very sharp and very well detailed feature.
I like the similarity of the colour and the background.
Smooth blurry hues in the background.


Liebe Anne, nochmals,

sehr gut gelungen, der Heugümper. Auf der Mauer ist er von störendem Hintergrund befreit, er hat selber schon ein unruhiges Muster. ch werde ihn glich in the Sammlung "Orthoptera of Europe" einreihen!

Ist es C. brunneus? ist es C. biguttulus? Schwer zu sagen, ohne die Gehöröffnung an der Vordertibie zu vermessen. Vielleicht hast Du noch Bilder mit Vorderansicht?

Herzlich grüsst Dich

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