Wetsuit Boot Weta
- batu (16383)
- [2008-01-04 9:26]
the insect is presented in an impressive way.
The focus is exact and nice details are seen such as structures and colour patterns on body and legs.
Sharpness and depth of field could be better - but you explained the circumstances of this capture.
Considering the parameters f/2.8 and 1/8 seconds, the result appears incredible!
Best wishes, Peter
Most dangerous predator from NZ strikes back :-) I like details, composition with green something, shinning armour and surprisingly long note :-)
By the way - Janice sended me great email with questions about NZ from one of tourism websites. I like this one:
Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first
And one more:
Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in NZ ? (France)
A: Only at Christmas.
Q: Are there supermarkets in Auckland and is milk available all year round? (Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers. Milk is illegal .
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-01-05 5:06]
I like most your notes Steve, they not only inform, but entertain :)
Nice job, especially if you consider the camera settings you had to use..I might've tried to go ahead and include all the body parts in the comp. I can see losing the antennae, but you did a nail clipping at the toes..
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-01-05 5:44]
You are right, this is a biiiig one! And to find it in the boot? No, thank you! ;)
Nice picture even if - as you noted - not entire body of this giant Orthoptera species is in focus. But presentation is vey interesting also thanks to your note, both funny and informative.
By the way, in Europe (unfortunatelly not in Poland) there is also one big Orthoptera species, Saga pedo. Females are some 11-12 cm :)
TFS and have a nice weekend (without similar surprices! ;>),
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-01-05 18:09]
My Fav Bug!! (NOT!) Felt the odd couple in gumboots while holidaying on my sister's farm many years ago - enough to put you off them for life.
Good shot of him Steve. It looks quite big too,
- sway (1276)
- [2008-01-06 0:13]
Nice shot of this wee lass. These insects fascinate me they are such an ancient type of creature.
Love the colours and the details on it body.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-01-06 4:04]
Wish you a very Happy New Year 2008. A nice capture of this tree weta. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- mlines (3116)
- [2008-05-24 20:10]
Hi Steve, We had these in a hedge as kids in Hawera so very good to see this clear photo of it where the fear factor is less. The colours are very realistic and good details of the legs and body are visible. TFS. Murray.