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Bush Cricket

Bush Cricket
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Copyright: Ahmet Erciro (irimi) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 2 N: 49] (266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF 60mm f/2.8D Micro-Nikkor
Exposure: f/32, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-16 6:24
Viewed: 3076
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This cute fella was just outside of our door. I took plenty of photos and while I was shooting it was checking me out. It was very cooperative, photographer friendly :)

It stood there for almost 6 hours. İt was quite tiny about 3cms long and the photo you see is 1:1. At first I thought of cropping the face but then I decided not to. I think the whole body makes sense here. Well, maybe tomorrow I'll crop the face and show you those tiny eyes.

Single SB-800 was used as a fill flash combined with tungsten light lighting the subject from overhead.

Good day,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-17 5:28]

Hi Ahmet.
Very interesting note. I welcome your experiments. Thank insect a lot for cooperating. f/32 it is great but DOF is shallow a bit.
It is possible to increase the DOF if to increase the shooting distance. I am sure you know it.
Portrait of this cute insect is perfect. Excellent sharpness, details and coours. My best wishes and TFS.

Hello Ahmet,
This species belongs to family Tettigonidae (genus Phaneroptera??).
Anyway, this is really nice portrait, with good details especially well seen on insect's head. The only thing I would like to change is the BG - not very natural ;>
Summarizing: very nice presentaion!

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  • heidi (78)
  • [2007-03-19 10:03]

Merhaba Ahmet,
Good photo and very funny insect. His head is very good detailed and I like the bright green. The background makes a good contrast with the colours.

Nice shot!Very good colors, excellent sharpness!!!

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