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grasshopper on Lupinus

grasshopper on Lupinus
Photo Information
Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Superb Macros, My Purple Obsession 1, Great Workshops, Turkish Plants - Flora of Turkiye, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 14:44
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
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Hello my dear friend
In last Friday, I noted on my last post that I was in field trip in Southwestern Turkiye. After Denizli, I am now in Muğla Province. We work on a European Union's Biodiversity Project in Gökova Gulf. I collect many scietific information and made faunistic observations. Addition to my main interesting, mammals, I am interested in other group, e.g. insects on photograph.
But I couldnt write messages and critiques for your posts since I couldnt have enough internet connection. Sorry. I will visit your posts when I came back to Niğde.
Now, I have for a short time and I am writing in Muğla University visitor house.
This post from Sedir Island from Gökova Gulf, its famous with its beach of Kleopatra.
I dont know crickets species, but I learnt plant's species from my dear friend and colleaque Professor Güven Görk, a botanist. Dedication for Dr. Güven Görk from Muğla University.
The plant is Lupinus angustifolius L., 1753 - Yabani Bakla [TR], Narrow leafed Lupin or Blue Lupin [EN] (Fabales: Fabaceae). The bush crickets (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) were very very common in a small area of these plants.
If you have any idea for Orthoptera species, I would be pleasure learning its taxon.
Many thanks for your visit and helps.
Best wishes

Necipp, jusninasirun, Jamesp, mariki, matatur, keanhoon, Miss_Piggy, SelenE, goldyrs, anel, haraprasan, boreocypriensis, elif, cicindela, izler, marhowie has marked this note useful
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Merhaba Ahmet isik guzel gelmis focus ve netlik cok guzel, eline saglik selam Necip

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-21 17:15]

Hello Ahmet,

Very nice photo, the hopper mixes very well withe the BG,
very nice composition and rich details.. Well done


Assalamualaikum Ahmet. This is a brilliant shot of this hopper with very long antenna. The perch on Lupinus is stunning with the blue flowers. I like the muted background which is excellent for your macro work. This one has to go into my favorite :-). Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-21 22:49]

Hi Ahmet

Great composition with excellent detail - well seen and expertly captured.


Hello Ahmet,

Excellent composition. Great POV, DOF and sharpness. Superb detail. Wonderful colours. I tried to take pictures of nymph two days ago. Very difficult to get the antennae in focus :-)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-22 1:13]

Nice macro of this Cricket, Ahmet!
Did a bit of research on google but couldn't find an I.D. It's definately a Bush-Cricket though.
Exceptional composition and a superb POV and DOF that ensures all the insects is in focus.
Nice lighti and exposure (though maybe a bit dark), and great colours.
Superb BG too.
Sharp and crisp.
Well done!


Hola Dostum,
Gezinin verimli geçmesini diliyorum, ortak dostumuz Güven'in yanında sıkılman olası değildir, selamlarımı iletirsen sevinirim. Tettigonid Lupinus'a iyi oturmuş doğrusu, buralarda "Acı Bakla" tabiri de sıkça kullanılıyor...

Well managed flash and exposure. Colors and DOF has been brought out nicely.
Best regards,

Hallo Ahmet
A Stunning image, with a delightful view. The details of both the flower and the grasshopper is just striking and I cannot decide which one I like the best. My personal opinion I think the violet flower wins with a few points. It is just because purple is my most favourite colour, and this flowers colour is so deep and rich. The combination of colours of the flower and grasshopper is great and it matches well together. A most appealing, bright and sunny sight. Thanks for sharing. I appreciated this one very much and added this to my personal theme called "My purple obsession".
Kind regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-22 2:35]

Merhaba AHmet Bey,
Gokova Korfezi'ndesiniz demek. Hele ki Sedir Adasi, cok severim, ve simdi kimsecikler yoktur oralarda, imrendim size dogrusu.
Guzel bir fotograf olmus.
Iyi calismalar

What an amazing shot, my friend Ahmet...
Simply love it...

Ahmet merhaba , renk doygunluğu ve arka plan kalitesi güzel bir fotoğraf , gren azlığıda dikkat çekici , eline sağlık .

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-22 5:20]

Hello Ahmet,
Just wonderful that shot. Excellent composition, interesting subject, artistic presentation. Very beautiful colours too.
Thanks so much
Best regards

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful cricket over the equally beautiful flowers. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ahmedim nefis bir makro! Gerek bitki gerekse çekirge ikisi de mükemmel! Eline sağlık. Selamlar.

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2008-04-22 10:38]

harika bir fotoğraf olmuş hocam, size iyi çalışmalar, kolaygelsin..

Hello Ahmet!
This is a very beautiful and original picture! And a very artistic one! I like a lot clarity and perfect light! Of course DOF and POV are great too.
Wonderful photo!
All the best - again from Lodz :)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-04-22 23:29]

Hello Ahmet, Lovely capture of this insect and perfectly prsented. I like the view and sharpness.ganesh

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-27 8:08]

merhaba dostum
nefis bir tele-makro calismasi olmus
bakis acisi, alan derinligi, flas kullanimi, renkleri, netligi ve detaylari super
eline saglik

Nice job on this hopper Ahmet, very good detail/DOF.
Interesting composition, I like it.
Your flower/hopper combo stands out well from this great BG too :)
Well done,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-06 7:18]

Hello Ahmet

Super focus and detail,the hopper shows well.
The lighting is well handled and the colours are vibrant.
Very well composed in the frame.


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