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Roesel's bush-cricket

Roesel's bush-cricket
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-12 1:15
Viewed: 2832
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Roesel's bush-cricket (Metrioptera roeseli) is a European bush-cricket, named after August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof, a German entomologist.

Its song is very similar to that of Savi's Warbler.


Adult insects
Its body length as an adult insect is 15 to 18 mm. It is brown with a pale margin to the sides of the pronotum (this margin is entire, unlike its congener the bog bush-cricket).

Its forewings usually reach midway along its abdomen at rest. However there is a macropterous form of this insect (f. diluta), in which the wings reach beyond the tip of the abdomen. This form appears predominantly during hot summers and enables the species to extend its geographical range rapidly while conditions are suitable; such migrations may also be in response to local over-population.

Life history
The species has six larval instars.

This species is found mainly in damp grassy habitats.

Status in Britain
The species was formerly found only near coasts of southeast and eastern England but since about 1980, has spread further than this, colonising as far inland as Buckinghamshire (several colonies spotted around Haversham, Buckinghamshire, in July 2006, which included the macropterous (long-winged) form)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-12 1:31]

Good Morning Joey

Super-sharp image with great colours. The POV on the dead grasshead is great and adds a nice contrast to the vivid greens.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-12 1:34]

Hello Joe,
Great macro of Roesel's Bush cricket with excellent sharpness and DOF and well composed against a suitable blurred BG.
This species is very rare in Sweden.
TFS and best regards, Ivan

excellent macro shot,great pov and super sharp,well composed.

Stunning detail Joe. DOF, colour, pin sharp, all spot on.

New Zealand

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-12 2:19]

Joe, Lovely shot and what a closeup shot. The deails are very clear and POV is good. Ganesh

Hi Joe,
A very good composition of this lovely cricket. Very eye catching colors and POV. TFS.

Hi Joe,
Excellent color, exposure, and sharp details. I did a WS to complete my critique.
Well done!

great sharpness joe!they are really complicated animals those crickets!;-)

Wonderful close-up! Great colors and very sharp.

Good work in editing as well as good capture. I like green on green defined.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-12 8:14]

Hi Joe,

Superb capture of this cricket. Colors are wonderful. Details are razor-sharp. Pose on that stalk is marvelous. Beautiful composition and background. They don't come much better than this!


Hello Joe,
A great one...
Well composed.
Very good DOF and POV.
Well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-12 8:37]

Hello Joe,
Superb capture of this Bush-cricket in a nice pose. Excellent sharp details and fine colours. I like the POV, the background and the composition is very pleasing.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-12 11:21]

Hi Joe.
Excellent sharp close-up.Very nice pose and very good your used POV.I like sharp details on his body and wonderful colors are very well saturated.Great job.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-07-12 14:29]

Hello Joe,
what an interesting grasshopper you captured, it has such wonderful colors. Great POV to observe its wonderful details.
Sharpness, colors and composition are great.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-12 14:40]

Hi Joe. A very good shot again from you. the detail and colour is very good indeed, sharp focusing with a nice POV/DOF. very well done TFs.Good notes too.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-13 0:40]

Hi Joe,
Great capture of this cricket with very good focus, sharpness and details. POV, lighting and composition is very nice. TFS

Excellent capture of this Bush Cricket, Joe.
Very precise focus with superb details and colours.
Well done and TFS.

selam, Great shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

Hi Joe, amazing macro of splendid cricket, great details, wonderful blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Joe;

You are a teacher of the photography macro. I already try(mean) it but I will never achieve the perfection like it you do your. Clear first for that I do not find the diversity of insects that you find your and believe that my chamber(camera) still(yet) being of a similar price to of yours it(he,she) does not have the same presentations(services) to the being a compact chamber(camera). Do you believe that the motive can be this?

An embrace friend.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-14 12:20]

Wow Joe, this is really a sharp and detailed shot. The colours, POV and DOF are all superb. Nicely done!



Hi Joe, This is a trully stunning macro shot, the detail is amazing & the shallow DOF is perfect, excellent light with great colour, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Hi Joey,

A nice image of the bush-cricket, the photo has a good compsoition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi joey!! great macro

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-09-11 22:11]

Hello Joey,
Woow ! Superb close-up for this nice cricket.
The "+++" : composition, subject, pose, POV, great sharpness, DOF, blured BG, colors, exposure, useful complementary note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,

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