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Decticus albifrons

Decticus albifrons
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony SLT A57, Konica Minolta AF 100 F2.8 Macro (D), Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 55 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 8:48
Viewed: 4189
Points: 39
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I wish to share an image of Decticus albifrons in more natural surroundings and with more details. It is the same specimen of grasshoppers that was introduced recently (Assistants). This time I pictured it at another (inverse) POV from house to garden.

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hallo Alex
great sharpness composition with nice details and beautiful colour s
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-14 11:08]

Hello Alex,
Light and colours are very beautiful in this macro. And so are the fantastic sharpness and details. Excellent DOF.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-14 11:12]

Hello Alexei,
Wonderful capture.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked POV,green BG,lighting,and composition a lot.Excellent work.Regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-14 11:30]

Hi Alexei,
Very good macro shot. Nice colours and sharpness details.
Pity that that not all.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-14 13:40]

Hello Alexei,
Seems that I missed some of your shots. Was not a regular guest on TN these last times. Interesting close presentation of an impressive grasshopper. Amazing details can be seen, as usual sharpness is excellent.
Thanks a lot

Hello Alexei,
I just return from a short holiday at the Black See and in Bucegi Mountains - Romania.
You managed perfect this macro image with a big insect living also in my region. Outstanding clarity, focus and details. In the next weeks I will post some photos with birds living around the Black See coast.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Alex
把蚱蜢呈現這般的清晰 尤其是翅膀的花紋特別好看

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-14 18:34]

Hello Alexei,
A great macro image of this fine looking grasshopper. It appears he injured one of his antenna which happens quite often. Perhaps it was lucky and got away from a bird who had planned on an easy meal.
Excellent detail and nice use of flash which really makes the colors pop. Well done!!

Hello Alexei

Great macro with excellent light, fine POV & DOF
to show the patterns of the insect and the leaf,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Mr.Alexei,
Excellent details and splendid colour.Even the tiny parts of the body is clearly visible.well captured.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,


excellent closeup of the insect. nicely presented. good work. tfs.

Grasshopper portraiture at its best, Alexei.
The fill flash has been used extremely judiciously to capture every minute detail on this interesting species.
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.

a great closeup of this strange specie,Alex
happy Feast of the Assumption

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-08-15 2:22]

Hello Alex,
very beautiful photo grasshopper,nice details species,thanks and regards..

hello my friend Alexei!
selective crop and good composition with excellent sharpness gives a very good result, very fine macro!
regards Nasos

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-16 12:07]

Hi Alex,great close-up of this rare grasshopper,magnificent macro whit fine details,perfect colors and a vert bright exposure,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Alexei
A marvelous macro with superb colour, clarity and composition.
best wishes,

Ciao Alexei. Grear close upe here! Amazing colours pewrfect light. And very good details MF!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-02 2:50]

Hi Alex
really a wonderful presentation of the insect. The colors and the details are so awesome. splendid and perfect use of light to highlight the beauty.
Highly skilled shot.


Hi Alex,
I love your other photo (what you linked in your note) about this insect. This one, even the technical details are perfect, seems a little unbalanced and incomplete to me composition-wise. PoV is good, but the whole insect should have been composed into the frame in my opinion.
Best regards, László from Ireland

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