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Photo Information
Copyright: Juan Aguero (juanka) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 44] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-01 14:33
Viewed: 14025
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Soustheastern Lubber Grasshopper.

Physical Description:
Body size averages between 9-13 cm for the head and body, and 3-6 cm for the tail. Covered with fine, dense fur. The upper body is a grayish or pinkish-cinnamon color. The basal two-thirds of the tail are colored like the upper body. The underside and terminal tip are both white. The tail of O. torridus is longer than half the length of its head and body.

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Hi Juan,

Excellent portrait of a proud Grasshopper ;o)
Perfect DOF and lighting.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-01 14:49]

Hallo Juan,
a stunning macro and portrait of this grasshopper which unfortunately lost parts of its antenna. Sharpness and colours are brilliant. Thank you for posting this excellent picture.
Best wishes, Peter


I like the details and clarity of this shot considering use of a super tele lens, nice BG and good pose from the grasshopper itself.



Amazingly sharp!!
Great POV and DOF. Just everything is right about this macro

TFS Greetz Kristies

Hi Juan,
Great photo of this grasshopper! Very nice colours and detail! Well done!


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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-09-01 15:25]

Hey Juan,
Amazing pose with a great visual impact. The low POV achieves a massive impression - or maybe this guy just works out regularly: wow what a sixpack ;-) Technically perfect too, and the compo works well, with the angle providing on off-center impression while the head is actually in the center. The "X" lines of front legs and antennae also focus the attention. Excellent capture!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2006-09-01 15:35]

bonjour Juan,
je connais la taille de cet insecte et je mesure la difficulté technique de cette image. Les détails sont fabuleux. Il semble que vous ayez utilisé un flash, ce qui durci un peu l'image.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-09-01 15:36]
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Hi Juan,
Great POV! Very good sharpness and DOF.

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  • MAB (33)
  • [2006-09-01 16:00]

Hi Juan,
Excellent macro shot,sharpness and colours are spot on.
TFS Mark

  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-01 16:17]

Excelente macro Juan... realmente.
Un perfecto POV y DOF con un fondo limpio que resalta la silueta del insecto.
Buen encuadre y composición.
No has incluído los valores de la camara ni si utilizaste el flash (como parece).
Bien hecho
Saludos... Ricardo

... mañana.

  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-09-01 16:51]

Wowowow, foto molto realistica!
Bellissimi i dettagli, mi piace molto, ottima composizione, bravo!

Ciao a grazie.
Sorry..... punti domani

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-01 16:55]

Hola Juan,
Gran retrato, con un color, una nitidez, una POSE, un punto de vista, un fondo, una composición, un brillo, una iluminación,... todo está perfecto y el resultado es muy impresionante.
Un saludo, José M.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-01 16:56]

Hi Juan

What totally a superb shot, great POV and the pose is excellent, he actually looks like he is posing for the camera, the detail is sharp and the colours are perfect.

TFS Hilary :)

Fantastic funny shot Juan. Interesting object and pose. Excellent capture with good details.
Yes, I like it! Very well done.
Regards, Krzysztof.

Superb post! Great pov, sharpness, colours and details. Look at that foots! Wonderful bg also. Exceptional post of a grasshopper!
Bravo and TFS!

Hello Juan,
A strong frontal image, awesome details!
Well framed in a dynamic composition, great colors and macro work very well done!!
Pablo -

  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-02 6:15]

Hi Juan, outstanding macro. Perfect POV and excellent details, exposure, focus and DOF.

Fantastic work, well done and TFS.


Very good image.
Excellent focus!!
A bit tight cropping under...minor negative though.
Well done!!

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