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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: 2011-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikon TC20EIII, Hoya PRO1 DMC UV(0) 77 mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-23 8:48
Viewed: 4460
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Bush Cricket (I think I am not mistaken) is widespread in our places. In spring, we meet many little crickets on flowers where they seek refuge from predators. This baby is also very small, size of its body is about 12-15 mm. However, as you can see, it has a nice taste and it's creche can satisfy the most exacting desires.

I also could not pass this scene and take the picture. I have decided to present The Creche with its inhabitant and to show only cricket at WS.

Some info about the species you can find here: Tettigoniidae.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-23 8:54]

Hello Alexei,
Very beautiful photo of this cricket and flower. Both are razor sharp in splendid colours. Taken from a very good POV in an excellent composition. Beautiful contrasting blurred BG.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-23 9:00]

Hi Alex,green on purple is like yellow on blue,a beautiful couple of colors and a magnificent pic whit a very impressive sharpness,brilliant colors and fantastic light balance.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-23 9:22]

Hello Alexei.
A really wonderful photo of these critters on flower. The colors and sharpness are outstanding.Excellent capture with very good DOF and excellent sharpnes. Very good composition too. Best regards Siggi

Hi Alexei,
great sharpness of your photo. Really nice flower and this green guest :)
Amazing natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Alexei. Great pic here in stunning details and perfect sharp. Magnifcient colours and perfect light's managment.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-23 10:17]

Hi Alexei,

The colors are fantastic and stunning and the small insect makes the party complete. Wonderful composition in purple and green.


Ciao Alexei, lovely composition with beautiful flower and little guest, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Alexei,
A lovely combination of colours, excellent details and composition. Perfect POV and OOF BG. Well done!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-23 11:40]

Hello Alexei,
This little Cricket has really found itself a beautiful place to sunbathe! It's very nicely in focus and stands out against the lovely blue/violet of the flower. A stunning capture, well composed.
TFS and best wisdhes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-23 12:21]

Hello Alexei,
Iam impressed both by the main image and the heavily cropped WS.
The bush-cricket nymph contrasts well with the colours of the Iris flower, with the sharpness and DOF perfect to show both the bush-cricket and the flower with superb clarity against the OOF natural green BG.
You use your telemacro set-up with fine skill!
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best regards,

Hi Alex,

Superb and well presented image here my friend, fabulous detail throughout, quality exposure control that compliments these lovely saturated colours, great sharpness and good camera skills, great stuff Alex and well done,
best Regards,


Hello Alexei,
Beautiful colorful image, impressive details sharpness and very good composition, a superb depth of field and exposure, nicely done,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

hello Alexei
super sharpness and beautiful colours
great details and nice BONUS
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-05-23 13:19]

Hi Alexei,
Lovely capture!
Very good focus, light, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.
Best wishes,

Hi friend Alex!
Is good for my see your photos again!
This is full of rich color and a perfect control of ambient light. The little cricket in the upper petal generates natural and visual interest.
Good job, thanks for sharing.

Hello Alex
excellent capture of this tiny Criquet on a iris, i love also the WS image with a closer view of the criquet, both shots are very sharp wih splendid colors
Have a good night

Hi Alexei,

A masterpiece work of this impressive iris. The lighting on the tepals helps the dwtails stand out nicely from the rich violet tepals. Very sharp, and I think the visitoe green bush cricet helps enhance the presentation.
TFS and warm regards,


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-23 18:11]

Hello Alexei,
A beautiful little Bush Cricket with extremely long antenna. Both the original and the WS photos are very attractive and contain exceptionally fine detail. The WS image shows the insects features in wonderful detail and natural coloration.

Hi Alexei,
it's good to see you again, my friend. I hope you don't work to much.
This is a very good picture with fine clarity and nice natural colours. Sharpness and DOF are on top. The picture is well exposed with accurate WB too.
Fine work as usual.

Friendly Regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-05-24 0:31]

Privet Alexei,
Excellent shot so small creature. Although colours of the flower and BG are such intensive but green cricket is exactly visible.
Best regards, Pawel

Hello Alexei
Beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness. The colours are fantastic.

Hello Alexei
Nice to see another image from you. Excellent sharpness and strong,saturated colors.
My kind regards,

Hallo Alexei,
a superb macro shot, fantastic capture of this tiny cricket on the flower, impressive details and very beautiful natural colours, excellent point of view and close composition
Best regards

Hello Alexei,
Sorry no time for very much comment I am very bussy at work.
Outstanding capture of a lovely flower.
Perfect details, colors and exceptional focus.

Te prodigas poco últimamente por la web Alexei. Espero que vaya todo bien !
Interesante trabajo, como todos los tuyos; un bańo de colores precioso
y unas texturas bien captadas.

Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hallo Alexei
Truly candy for the eye. Wow the different shades of purple on this Iris is one word gorgeous, really super. The natural sunlight in the image is just magic as it brings out the colours of this flower to its best. I just love the sheen on the petals. The cricket looks so minute against the large petal. Everything in this image is just right. Great camerawork my friend! Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-25 16:10]

Hello Alexei,
What a beautiful composition,great sharpness and splendid colors.TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-26 3:20]

Hello Alex,
wow...such a pleasant ans exciting presentation. The purple petal with the green cricket, really offer a special composition. nicely presented in its best sharpness and the details of the small cricket is still clear. Very well done.


Bonjour Alexei,
Trčs belle macro dans laquelle les sujets se valorisent réciproquement sous une belle lumičre et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Alexei

2 photos in one and for that insect the plant/flower
it is his environment, excellent photo
shot with fine POV, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
great contrast between the color tones, TFS


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-05-26 12:30]

Hello good friend and congratulations for your gallery full of amazing shots, Alexei. Objects at rest or in flight, you're always perfectly under control with very sharp details and beautiful colors. I really admire your work, is great inspiration for me.
This is a very nice shot, I like it fine sharp details and beautiful colors. Amazing light makes a nice contrast to the blurred background. All beautifully compose.
Best regards, Milos.

Hello Alexei,

Amazing details in the petals, and a fine background for your green little friend!
A well exposed situation, showing both flower and visiting insect at their best...
Excellent colour reproduction too!

Pablo -

Hello Alexei,
A wonderful image as is also testified to by all the comments above. Great exposure and very well seen and captured. A pleasant image to view. Well done.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-05-29 10:39]

Absolutely gorgeous, Alex! Superb details and excellent contrast against a fantastic green BG.
I especially like the light and its shadows: wonderful!
Congratulations my friend on this beauty.
Ciao! Vanda

impressive to see those colors, wonderful photo!
regards Nasos

Your skill in photography is really amazing my friend Alexei. I am enjoying every one of your uploads with beautifully composed shots and details. The delicate purplish petals and the subject perched on it is in excellent details. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.
Kind regards,

Dear Alexei,
the very special combination of deep blue and bright green, splendid details on all the different shapes of petals, and a cheerfully funny contrast in size of a fragile dwarf grasshopper on a mighty blossom are making a very unique, exquisite, and lovable image of spring. Thank you my dear friend! With best regards,

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-08-01 19:51]

Hello Alexei!
What a outstanding shot! Really a great job with so great sharpness and lovely colors! One of the best pic I´ve never seem here in TN.Many congrats and thankyou for sharing this beauty with us!
Best wishes from,

Beautiful POV Alexei!
Salut Ferran

Privet Alexei,
It's hard to find an image in your gallery which I didn't comment yet. :-) This one has incredible color contrast between green and purple, sharpness on the pic is second to none and you chose the composition with care and attention. A masterpiece. Your gallery is one of the most valuable ones on the whole Treknature, and I truly believe your return (hopefully soon, the sooner the better).
Friendly regards, László

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