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Omocestus rufipes

Omocestus rufipes
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-01 2:33
Viewed: 4615
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This grasshopper is probalbly Omocestus rufipes. I didn't find much informations on it.
It lives in dry mountain areas ad eats different grasses.
It is a male, characterized by its very colourful abdomen. The female is just green and brown.
We can find it all over Europe.

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Truly marvellous capture of this handsome grasshopper, Anne.
The macro is so very sharp and full of exquisite details.
The plain BG suits the subject to perfection.
Well done and TFS.

bonjour ANNE
superbe macro de ce criquet, bonne capture, bons détails sur bon bg
bravo, merci a toi et bon weeekend

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-09-01 2:49]

Magnifique photo! The depth of field is just excellent and the sharpness exceptionally amazing.

Hi Anne
Great, ascethic in composition photo. Nice gray buckgrund and interesting efect with red and yellow vivid abdomen in a gray world.

Very good sharpnes and good composition
Best wishes

Hello Anne,
Beautiful photograph.
Especially in terms of colors and sharpness. I do like the grasshopper's details, sharpness and colors.
Blurred background is very good as well.
Well done overall!

Hi Anne
Very well detailed photo of this grasshopper.
By the use of the same color of background, bark and grasshopper, the colourful abdomen jumps into the eye of the observer. The blurred backgound doesn't presvind from the insect.
So, very well composed and sharp photo.

TFS Tatjana

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-01 3:17]

I like details and color of your picture. Sharp is great!

Hi Anne.
Stunning image. Sharpness, detail, colour and exposure all spot on.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-01 4:22]

Guten Tag Anne,
diesen Hüpfer hast du genau aus dem richtigen Blickwinkel 'abgelichtet', so dass der gesamte Körper im Fokusbereich liegt. Gute Schärfe und schöne natürliche Farben!
Eine ähnliche Art mit roten Schenkeln habe ich auch aus Südtirol 'mitgebracht'.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

Hi Anne,
Nice showing of this colorful grasshopper. Beautiful colors and the grasshopper stands out from the blurred background stands. Well composed and well seen.

hello anne,
the grasshopper looks great, image is very sharp, nice bg, well composed shot, lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-01 6:18]

Hello Anne,
Superb macro of this tiny rufipes, quite common here too. The details are very sharp and the colours natural. I like the soft background and your simple composition is very attractive.
Many thanks, Ulla

Bonjour Anne
Très belle prise d'un insecte qui pululle dans ta région et qui en plus peu se reveler très insitant avec les objet vert (mon sac photo est vert...je pensais qu'ils allaient me le bouffer...)
Excellente gestion de l'exposition, couleurs et netteté. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-01 7:56]

Hi Anne,
Just marking the post for now and will come back with a proper critique.

salut anne
une superbe sauterelle, la netteté est nickel, la macro est vraiment bien maitrisée, les couleurs sont naturelles et mettent bien en valeur l'insecte

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-01 12:20]

Hello Anne,
Superb macro of the Woodland grasshopper (O. rufipes) with excellent sharpness and detail, fine neutral BG and pleasing simple composition.
This might be confused with O. haemorrhoidalis, but I think you are right about this ID.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend, Ivan

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-01 13:27]

Hi Anne

Lovely image. The colours tones are lovely and you have caught some amazing sharp details. Excellent POV and DOF



Very good macro. Good light, colour, POV and DOF. Lots of detail. TFS. Dan

Hi Anne,
Splendid capture.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Very good POV; impressive the wealth of details.
Well done!
Thanks for sharing!
My best regards,
José Roberto

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-01 23:14]

Hi Anne

Amazing colours and detail. Masterful shot!


Hello Anne,
Very beautiful indeed!
total sharpness with very details in colouration with best pov!
very well done indeed and well seen

Hi Anne, splendid grasshopper with wonderful light and colors, lovely blurry BG, excellent sharpness and great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Anne.
Belle composition, super prise,c'est une belle image.Amitiés.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-02 8:22]

Hi Anne. This is an excellent close up shot. the detail and sharp focusing is first class. good colours and a nice POV. well done TFS,

Hello Anne,
excellent composition & DOF with a neutral BG.
i liked the overall species & its environment.

C'est une superbe macro Anne. J'aime bien la façon dont tu l'as cadré, les très bons détails et les couleurs. C'est très réussis. Merci!

Bonjour Anne,
QUelle magnifiques détails, on distingue tous les détails, les couleurs sotn très naturelles.

Hola Anne,
Excelente toma, bonita composición, gran nitidez y detalles, la luz y el fondo son muy agradables, saludos
José Ramón

hi anne!
I really like the background in
this very fine macro,sharp with
nice pov and dof!
great work!

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-03 18:32]

Hi Anne,
WOW!!! Excellent capture with outstanding detail,focus and color. Nicely composed. Very well done.


Bonsoir Anne
C'est un superbe insecte que tu nous envoies avec une excellente composition. Les couleurs sont belles ansi que les détails qui sont de toutess beautés.
Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-09-16 12:19]

if i cant pronounce the name it must be good...
what i like in a lot of bug shots..and this one of course is real detail of the tiniest things
good lighting and well handled non items like foreground and background..
nature is phenomenal
god bless

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-27 12:28]

Hi Anne.
What a brilliant reproduction of this so nice grasshoppers. I am impressed a lot. Crisp sharpness of the insect and well blurred BG harmonize perfectly. Exactness of details and colous impress the imagination. My compliments and TFS. Excellent work.

Liebe Anne,
ich realisiere erst jetzt, dass ich Deinen wunderbaren Heugümper nicht kommentiert habe. Es ist ein Meisterschuss, alles stimmt am Bild, die anderen Betrachter haben schon alles gesagt.
Als Art kommt neben O. rufipes auch Stenobothrus rubicundulus, der Bunte Alpengrashüpfer in Frage. Beide sind nicht häufig anzutreffen, Du hast in jedem Fall einen guten Fang gemacht!
Mit herzlichem Gruss

Hello Anne!
Very colourful and beautiful species of grasshopper! I like a lot POV - I can observe an insect from its point of view ;)
On the other hand I do not known if cutting a little free space localized above the insect would be better - now I think there is a little to much especially in we compare it with grasshopper.
Anyway, this is only my idea and rather small thing :)
Best withes from Poland,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-09-20 11:57]

En voilà un qui est prêt à sauter. Belle netteté.
Bonne journée.

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