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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-04 18:15
Viewed: 3836
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My next three post will be some Grasshoppers, Here is the first one, hope You like all of them.

The grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera

Grasshoppers have antennae that are almost always shorter than the body (sometimes filamentous), and short ovipositors. They also have pinchers or mandibles that cut and tear off food.[1] Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen (stridulation), or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings (tegmina) are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors. Males have a single unpaired plate at the end of the abdomen. Females have two pairs of valves ( triangles) at the end of the abdomen used to dig in sand when egg laying.

They are easily confused with the other sub-order of Orthoptera, Ensifera, but are different in many aspects, such as the number of segments in their antennae and structure of the ovipositor, as well as the location of the tympana and modes of sound production. Ensiferans have antennae with at least 20-24 segments, and caeliferans have fewer. In evolutionary terms, the split between the Caelifera and the Ensifera is no more recent than the Permo-Triassic boundary


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Wonderful photo. Very nice colours!
I don't really apreciate grasshoppers, they're usually not graceful...
But this one is quite pretty! Athletic, I would say... :-)

A lovely shot, Luis.
I've never seen this grasshopper earlier.
The twig it uses as a perch has added to the composition.
Very well done, my dear friend Luis.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-09-04 22:18]

Dear Louis!

I rarely have seen such a beautiful grasshopper. The colours of the insect are so beautiful and different from what we know in my country. Moreover, the technically perfect picture highlights the insect's characteristics at best. The main subject is a little bit centered, but this does not change anything to the fact that it is a great pleasure to look at this beauty of the nature.

Many thanks and kind regards


Ciao Luis, beautiful grasshopper with wonderful colors, loveluy blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hola Luis

Que fantastico saltamontes, con ese conjunto de colores muy bonitos, has conseguido una nitidez superior, contrastes con el fondo estupendos. Da la sensación de que el insecto es de plastico. Realmente una imagen muy agradable. Y por supuesto una foto envidiable. Felicidades.

Un saludo de Antonio, y buen domingo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-05 0:38]

Hello Luis.
This is such a beautiful portrait of this nice grasshopper. I love those tones of colors, POV, composition and DOF. Details are amazing too with superb environment.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-05 1:02]

Hello Luis,
A grasshopper in fantastic colours. Great sharp patterns and other details. Excellent DOF, blurry BG, POV and composition. A beauty!

hello Luis,
Amazing colours and superb details.
Wonderful composition. Excellent clarity and focus.

Hi Luis

A beautifully coloured exotic grasshopper. Perfect sharpness, great composition and OOF background.


hello Luis
YES i like this picture very much
great sharpness good BG and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Luis,
A lovely capture of this beautiful grasshopper. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hoa Luis,
Impecable, tecnicamente impecable!... además es un hermos saltamonte, me gusta como has aprovechado la luz para cada detalles. Buen trabajo, Genial fondo!
Feliz Semana,
Gracias por compartir.

Hello Luis
beautiful photo, beautiful colors, excellent contrast and sharpness.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

El buen trabajo con la luz hace que destaquen especialmente
ese conjunto de colores. La nitidez roza el realismo total.
Bien equilibrada.
Abrazo Luis.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-05 15:13]

Hola Primo,

This magnificent grasshopper is posed so nicely on the edge of the branch. You have captured him perfectly with amazing detail and fantastic colors. An excellent side view of the insect - we can see exactly what he looks like. He seems to be dressed in armor and ready to spring into action. Marvelous shot, background and composition.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-05 15:23]

What a spectacle my friend!!Impressive specie,i never seen before a colorfull grasshopper like that,and what a top quality pic too whit the best sharpness,colors and composition.This is the pic of a day! My best compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-09-05 16:41]

Hola Luis,
precioso bicho, simpática captura con todo lujo de detalles,
un fuerte abrazo,

I love the colours in this guy Luis. They make the whole picture. TFS Trevor

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-08 13:02]

Luis My friend
Sorry I had miss that beautiful macro.Perfect image ,good pov and razor sharp image with excellent detail.Nice OOF BG and fantastic colors.
TFS Michel

hi luis!
very nice macro with perfect sharpness and fine composition!
good work!

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