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Mastodonte
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Copyright: Betty Khoury (Betty) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (186)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200
Exposure: f/4.8, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 8:52
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a quick shot before I lost sight of my hiking party, I would've liked to get a better point of view.
This grasshopper was pretty huge (7-8 cm long), and probably a female given the size of the abdomen. I don't know the species but I'm inclined to believe it's quite common, I'm not lucky enough to capture rare and shy species :)

edit: Well apparently it may not be as common as I first thought, I've managed to narrow it down to the Acrididae family, of the Caelifera suborder and Orthoptera order, but I can't find a similar grasshopper on the internet to give the species name.

Anyways, know that this image was captured in the calcaerous grasslands and Cedar forests of the Al Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve in Lebanon, at an altitude of at least 1200m, early morning as I recall...


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Excellent shot, Betty!

I'd say you were pretty lucky to capture this well composed image.

Nice sharp details, great colors, POV, pose, BG and interesting subject!

Well done and thank you.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-28 10:38]

That grasshopper really does look prehistoric, Betty. What a nice catch! The details are very sharp, the light is excellent, and the POV is great. Well done and TFS. A warm welcome to TN. : )

Excellent picture of a "shielded" grasshopper.
I like the details on the picture and I am happy that you've been able to capture the "thing" !!!

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