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Poekilocerus bufonius

Poekilocerus bufonius
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D610, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-03-21 12:24
Viewed: 1171
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This poisonous grasshopper lives s warm deserts. It feeds on members of the Asclepiadaceae family (here Pergularia tomentosa), extracting their toxic substances, which are converted into a poison it sprays as a deterrent. it is quite toxic to humans, too.

This specimen is a male, about 40 mm long. See another view in the WS. The female may reach 70 mm in length see (pic in the WS).

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-21 12:43]

Hi Ishi,magnificent capture of this beautiful grasshopper,so big and with colors and design very lovely,excellent sharpness as usual. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-21 15:11]

Hello Ishi,
What a wonderful image of this unique looking poisonous grasshopper. I have never seen one of this color in the wild. It is very beautifully marked in contrasting blue and yellow colors. Sharply focused and displaying very good detail.TFS.

A new species of Grasshopper for me, Ishi.
The colour of this species does exude some sense of its being dangerous.
Your workshop images are also great.

Ciao Ishi, great macro of fantastic grasshopper, wonderful metallic colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2017-03-23 9:08]

Hola Ishi; que linda toma de este exótico grillo, me gustan los colores del insecto y la composición de la foto...saludos.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2017-03-23 11:02]

Hola Ishi. Very nice picture of this very,very interesting grasshopper! What a surprise about their toxic substances!!
Thank you for sharing it.

Hello Ishi,
Beautiful species; haven't seen such bluish Grasshopper before. Excellent details and perfect eye level POV. Total OOF BG could have been more attractive but here plants are so close; difficult to do. Like vertical frame, perfect because here subject is in vertical form. Good work.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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