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Hooded Grasshoper ?

Hooded Grasshoper ?
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Copyright: mayuresh joshi (mayuresh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 0 N: 191] (920)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-14 4:03
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ID please

This insect is not exactly identified, after surfing through many sites this was found only in one site in brown colour given identification was hooded grasshopper and also found same species in TN posted by mr. murli he also mention as the same but no detail and scientific data available
if anyone knows the exact ID please mention.

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Hi Mayuresh

Hmm can't help with the ID, but its a very impressive grasshopper.
Great colour and that hood is very interesting
Exellent sharpness
Good composition
Good POV and DOF.


amazing creature, TFS Ori

Hallo Mayuresh
What a beautiful insect you share with us this time. The colour is just magic, not forgetting to mention the detail of the eye and the "yellow striped cap" it is wearing. This is a real special image.This is one of the reasons why I like it so much to be part of Trek Nature because you think you've seen it all and then another one (like yours) pops up on the gallery and you stand amazed from the start. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Sorry I cannot help you with the ID. Kind regards.

Hello Mayuresh, wonderful close-up shot of this interesting-shaped :D grasshoper with superb BG, ligthing and framing. TFS.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-07-14 7:45]

Wow, what an insect, it is fantastic and beautiful, never seen anything like it! It also looks very small and thus you managed a very sharp and detailed picture with stunning colours and beautiful pov. Thank you!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-14 8:56]

Hi Mayuresh,

Your name for this fascinating grasshopper sounds good to me. A very vivid green with that wonderful yellow trim around the head. Good details - the yellow eye looks like a button was sewn onto his face. A wonderful pose on the branch.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-14 9:03]

Hello Mayuresh,
What a strange Grasshopper. Good sharpness and details. Wonderful colours, also in the OOF BG. Beautiful POV and composition.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-14 9:15]

Hi Mayuresh,
It's very beautiful and interesting! Very nice POV,composition and details. TFS

Hello Mayuresh,
Well composed. Extraordinary grasshopper.
Well done

Ohhh my GOD! What a strange-shaped grasshoper species. Very beautiful vivid colours. Great details, DOF and POV my friend! Wel done! TFS.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-14 11:57]

Hello Mayuresh,
Amazing shape indeed,looks like a little green horse. That's a great shot, Mayuresh. Excellent composition, sharpness, subject. And I would be curious to to know its ID.
Thanks for this interesting posting

For half an hour, I went through all the images of grasshoppers on bugguide.net -- a comprehensive website on insects in US and Canada. Nothing resembles your specimen.
So this is a breakthrough picture of a unique species of Grasshoppers -- I think the first post of it on TN.
The image is very sharp and clear. I am really marvelling at that 'hood' fringed with yellow and with delicate details on it.
Hope there is some expert out there who can help us.
I will also keep a watch.
Well done and TFS.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-14 22:49]

Hi Mayuresh,
this is a marvel you've presented here. I've seen only brown cousin. But this is amazing in shape, color and details. You've captured not so common species, I believe.
DOF, POV and composition are very nice.
thanks for sharing.

what an amazing insect!!

really pretty colors and great sharpness!!

loved it!!
would love to know the id too!

Hi Mayuresh, a very strange creature, I never see before, thanks, great capture with fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Spettacolare cattura, eccellente POV, molto bella la composizione per il contrasto di colori tra la roccia scura e il verde brillante della cavalletta con questa "criniera" contornata di giallo, ottimo OOF BG, buona nitidezza: Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-15 2:29]

Hello Mayuresh,
This is a fine capture of an impressive grasshopper, that I wish I could ID. You might try surfing with the words 'ridge-backed' or keel-backed.
Whatever, this is taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and well composed to show the thoracic ridge well against the green bokeh BG.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Mayuresh,

A nice looking grasshopper. Very well named as hooded. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Fantastic insect. Good sharp image with nice OOF background. Good idea with square crop. I like it very much

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-15 3:57]

Hello Mauresh, Where did you find this? Awesome and absolute beauty. Just perfect Ganesh

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-15 16:10]

Hi Mayuresh,
Just marking this one, I will be back.

I'm absolutly the last person on earth who could ID this for you!But what a shot!

hello mayuresh,
this is a very interesting post, i have never seen a grass hopper like this, precise dof and lovely colors,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-15 21:41]

Hi Mayuresh.
What a cute specimen you managed to find and picture. I do not now its size but you have produced great close-up with telelens. Great details and sharpness of the insect, wonderful pleasant colours and superb BG. Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-15 22:01]

Hello Mayuresh

Just marking the post for now


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-16 1:17]

Hello Mayuresh,
What a terrific Grasshopper you've managed to find and your capture is brilliant showing details very well. I hope someone can find its ID! Fantastic colours, very fine details and well composed too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Mayur

I seem to have missed so many of your recent and excellent pictures. This is a beautiful Macro, with perfect DOF/Foucs, great composition and lovely, earthy colors! The BG is also fantastic. A strange looking grasshopper this one is!

Thanks for sharing and for the kind comments on mine.

Hi Mayuresh,

What can I say, I never seen anything like it before, this is stunning, beautiful colours, excellent detail, just amazing, really lovely work well done, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-16 12:51]

hi Mayuresh
ohoh quelle couleur exceptionnelle de ce spéciment, dans l'herbe elle doit être indétectable. Très bon pov et gestion impeccable de la dof.


hello Mayuresh

each day i am discovering and learning in TN
amazing (for me) creatures, what a superb shot
with very fine POV, DOF and framing,
wonderful lime green colour, great sharpnss and details,



Amazing shot! The colours and setails are superb. I have never seen such a strange and beautiful looking insect before. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Mayuresh,

Super caprure. Very good image. Thanks for all. Regards

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