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Copyright: Claude Naef (clnaef) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-02 10:07
Viewed: 4192
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ce criquet fait partie des acridiens qui forment la plus grande famille des orthoptères. Ces criquets stridulent en frottant les fémurs postérieurs sur le bord des ailes.
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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-02 11:25]

Hi Claude,
Outstanding macro shot with spot-on focus on its eyes. Immaculate sharpness and details with such bright colours and perfect lighting. Great pose captured and though there is a bit of noise in the BG it is a monor nit and can be rectified in PS easily. Superb diagonal composition. Kudos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-02 11:32]

Hello Claude,
Wonderful macro of this little Grasshopper against a beautiful background. Great focus on the eye and very sharp details. I love the colours too and the harmonising background.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hallo Claude
Whenever I see a photo of a grasshopper, I look to see if it is not closely related to the one I posted a while ago. Just maybe one day I’ll be able to identify mine.
Getting back to your posting. I like that big black eye. It is really very impressive. The detail on the upper part of the body is very clear and in focus. It is a pity that the lower part of the body and wings are not so well seen. It is never the less a hopper with beautiful colours and patterns. The black and green colours is a lovely combination and blends in nicely with the flower it is photographed on. Lovely background. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Claude,
Excellent pose of the grasshopper with a beautiful bg coloration!
excellent sharpness and superb details in the shot
well done

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-03-02 12:31]


Excellent composition, Sharpness and detail of the subject. The Background adds to the detail of the subject as the depth of focus allows for this to be the case.


une macro très bien exécutée, le focus est pile où il faut, et un intéressant contraste avec le jaune en fond


Nice catch,


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-03 1:31]

Excellent shot of this Grasshoppe!
The shallow DOF is really artistic and makes the subject stand out really well.
Excellent detail especially in the plant and great clarity from the super-high quality optics.
Nice colours and good, clean lighting.
Some slight noise in the BG but nothing PS can't sort out.
Well done Claude,


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-03-03 10:43]

Bonjour Claude
Très beau criquet (y'a vraiment de beaux sujets en Valais) excellente netteté et couleurs, bravo
Amicalement Robi

Quelle belle macro on voit tant de détails le focus est parfaite et les oculeurs très naturelles,.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-03-03 23:52]

Bonjour Claude,
Joli petit tableau champêtre. Quelle unité de tons et une belle composition. Image très aristique.
Merci et bonne journée

WOW Claude, great macro of splendid cricket, wonderful colors, superb details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-04 22:47]

Bonjour Claude,
It's a very good macro of this grasshopper. Focus, sharpness, details, colors, background and composition look so nice. Merci

Thanks for looking at my recent butterfly image, Cluade, and writing your critique on it.
This is a wonderful capture of a Cricket sitting atop a bunch of flower pods. I like that patch of yellow in the BG just behind the subject.
Very sharp, crisp and colourful composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-05 10:58]

Hi Claude.
You managed to picture a very nice specimen of the insect and have reflected its amazing features and details. I like image of the plant too as well as the nice smooth colourful BG. It seems to me DOF is shallow a little bit. In such case, I would prefer ISO 400 and wider DOF. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-06 4:09]

Bonjour Claude, superbe macro avec un excellent piqué et un background formidable, bravo et merci!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-07 5:08]

ello Claude,
Excellent capture. I love the lighting and the background the colors have a warm tone to them.
POV, sharpness and composition are great

Excelente encuadre Claude y sobre todo un buen
trabajo con los colores. El fondo es muy acertado
y consigue contrastar y destacar al insecto a
peesar de la ténue luz ambiental.
Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-03-10 11:09]

Bonjour Claude, super macro de criquet avec une belle harmonie de teintes. La fleur jaune en arrière plan met en valeur le sujet. Bon piqué sur la tête et le thorax. Félicitations, Didier.

Hi Claude!
My first reaction after watching this picture was: WOW, what a fantastic macro! :) Beautiful composition (I like pose of this grasshopper - family Acrididae), perfect DOF and details. Bravo also for sharpness and BG. And BG is really amazing! The yellow flower looks like a sun! So as for me this picture presents a really "sunny insect" ;)
Bravo and TFS!
Best regards from Lodz,

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