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Copyright: Kathleen Brown (kbrownvc) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 64] (803)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor ED 80-400 MM f/4.5-5.6 AF VR Zoom
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grasshopper & Crickets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-28 8:20
Viewed: 4136
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a huge grasshopper that wondered in front of my camera on Saturday at Cypress Gardens, botanical gardens area. Leighann and I were sweating our way through the gardens, crossing a bridge and she spotted this huge grasshopper. He just let us shoot him, he would walk one way and one of us would get in his face, then he would walk the other and we would do it again. He could have hopped off at any time, but he chose to stay LOL. I probably only got 100 or so shots with two different lens, course, a lot of them had antenna or feet missing as I was trying to get as close as possible, so I missed a few vital parts, this is as shot, once again. LOL

Taken with a Nikon D-200 camera, a Nikon 80-400mm lens at a focal length of 400 mm, shutter speed of 1/15 sec, aperture F/20, with a tripod

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  • Great 
  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-01-28 8:58]

Hi Kathleen,
excellent DOF and composition,
brillinat details :)
Cheers :D

hello kathleen
Excellent shot!
Great POV,
nice hazy background
sharp details and good composition
very eye catching
Nicely exposed and well composed

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-01-28 9:27]

Hello Kathleen,
great depth of field, superb sharpness and beautiful point of view to present this colourful grasshopper. Very nice general and colour composition.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2007-01-28 9:31]

wow excellent macro shot
I like colors and details !
TFS Libor

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-01-28 12:21]

hi Kathleen,
très belle image, la couleur orangée est vraiment intéressante et les détails sont très fins.
Bravo pour la maîtrise technique.


Hi Kathleen.
a very good close-up taken with your long zoom.
The detials are great and the shallow DOF helps the subject to standout nicely. Lovely colours and light.
Well done.

Hi Kathleen,
I saw the lens it was photographed with and concluded it must have been a little monster...
You had a lot of fun:-)
Result is fun too...it is a beauty!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-28 13:21]

Hello Kathleen,
Magnificent close up.POV,vivid colors,sharpness,blurred BG,lighting,details,clear eyes and visual effect are excelent.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-28 14:36]

Hello Kathleen , A Great macro shot , beautifull colours details compositie sharpnes light and very good bg ,Greetings teunie .

Hi Katheleen,
Wonderful macro of this huge grasshopper!
The great POV used let you get incredible clear details, so sharp and well exposed.
The narrow DOF gives you the whole insect in focus, with that vivid yellow color, and a beautiful soft background.
I like so much the way you managed to build the composition also.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-28 16:26]

Hi Kathleen,
Superb close-up with incredible detail and nicely blurred background. Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-01-29 2:25]

What a beautiful specimen, kathleen.
The details are amazingly sharp, and the markings and colors are gorgeous.
A perfect POV.
He looks like a Samurai warrior to me. : )
TFS. ; )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-29 3:52]

Hi Kathleen

A very interesting way to take a macor shot (at a 400mm focal length)...but it worked great!
The details on this cute and colorful grasshopper came out lovely!
I really like the POV and the DOF here - which blurres the BG very nicely - fact also enhanced by the nice boukeh of the 400m.
The patterns and colors on the little subject are most charming and very well visible.
The lighting is excellent, too and so is the composition.
Bravo and TFS

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-29 9:43]

Excellent macro capture Kathleen with magnificent colors in contrast with the great achieved bottom.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing and PP.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

In spite of the slow speed, the sharpness of the capture is very good.
I added this image to my Thme of Grasshopper.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

hi kathleen!
great macro with really
fine sharpness and good pov
lovely background to
good work!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-30 6:55]

Hi Kathleen.
Yours picture of this grasshopper have beautiful sharp details and amazing vivid colours.I like composition with perfect POV,as well as very nice lighting tones colours on blurry BG.
Well done,beautiful shot.TFS.
Best greetings Milos

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