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Locust


Locust
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Copyright: Ido Taran (IdoTT) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon 8008 (film camera), Sigma 70-300, Fuji Superia 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in Israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-14 14:44
Viewed: 9288
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last November very large swarms of locusts invaded Israel from the south.
They came from northern Africa and settled in the southern part of Israel - covering the city of Eilat and into the Negev and causing damage to every growing crop.
The Ministry of Agriculture successfuly defeated the locusts in a fierce battle:)
Some of the locusts flew as far as northern Israel.

The difference between a locust and a grasshopper is that locusts have the ability to swarm.

This picture was taken in the northern part of Israel, and even though this was the only one i saw I'm conviced that it is a locust.

Ps Work:Levels+ USM+ Dust cloning (Dust on the lens)+NI.

ISO:200
Spot Metering, macro mode (at 300m"m)

Any more information on this insect will be gladly accepted.

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  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-14 16:03]

Nice composition Ido, the locust looks good, It's a shame that there is a small bit of leaf in front of his face. I also think that there is a blue cast, I have done a WS - I hope you like it. Well done.

Ido, Good details & exposure on the hopper. Good diagonal composition also. It's unfortunate the head is obscured by the leaf. Maybe next time you could include the F-stop & shutter-speed when you upload? TFS!

He looks like a soldier ;-) Great photo with interesting note! Good job!

The leaf/twig is a bit distracting. But the res of the photo is fine. Well seen and taken.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-10 10:51]

Ido, composition here is just great. Besides, excellent sharpness and pov. And I like the bg too.

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