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Horse Lubber Grasshopper.

Horse Lubber Grasshopper.
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-04 8:13
Viewed: 5116
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Horse Lubber Grasshopper. Taeniopoda eques.


Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Romaleidae (Lubber Grasshoppers)
Genus Taeniopoda
Species eques (Horse Lubber)


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-04 8:15]

Hi Luis
very nice colors and composition
very good sharp well done.

Hello Luis,

Excellent presentation of this grasshopper. Excellent sharpness and superb colours.

Hi Luis,
it's an amazing hopper, I love the colours, it's realy looking a little dangerous with black and yellow. Excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-04 8:54]

Hi Luis.
What an amazing and unknown for me grasshopper. It is really wonderful and you managed to picture it in all its beauty. I like simple but very impressive scene and highest quality of the image. My congratulation and Bravo.

A perfectly formed specimen expertly captured Luis, your exposure and DOF choices were right on the spot as your focusing while the BG remained pleasantly OOF. TFS this fine image amigo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-04 10:40]

Hello Luis,
A very good macro shot.
Nice sharp detail,great colours and good lighting.
Very well captured.
Regards Siggi

Hello Luis,

Lovely work! The details and DOF are perfect. Great composition too.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-11-04 11:10]

Hola Luis,
precioso bicho,
sensacional nitidez y colores naturales,
una macro de altura,
saludos amigo,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-04 11:53]

Hi Luis. The detail is spot on . In this unusual coloured Grasshopper. It looks very smart in its black and yellow. A good pose on the grass against the plain BG. well done TFS.

Hola Luis
Excellent shot of this interesting insect.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-04 12:09]

Hello Luis,
A fantastic sharp-detailed photo in very beautiful colours. The light is just perfect. Good and pleasant OOF BG, POV, DOF and composition.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-04 13:25]

Wow! Hola Luis! What a fantastic shot of this great insect! So much great details, perfect light and exposure and a fabulous result, thanks!


Your macro work is superb....it almost looks (I have said this to another) as though you went to a school overnight one day and came out a master photographer...I would like to think TN had a place in it...Superior sharpness and colours...Great work Luis!

Hi Luis

Great looking hopper
Good POV and DOF
Very good sharpness and details
Excellent composition


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-05 14:03]

That is a stunningly coloured Grasshopper!!
The sharpness is exceptional.
Very well composed.
Great light.

Very well done,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-05 19:41]

Hola Luis,
Outstanding quality macro image My Friend. The deatils and colors are stunning. What different looking grasshopper you bring to us, thank you Luis.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-06 22:18]

Hello Luis,
Wow, I wish we had grasshoppers like this here! Terrific capture showing sharp details of its markings and beautiful colours. A very nice composition too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Días ya sin ver tus maravillas Luis, y es que en esta mes voy bastante liado con el trabajo.
Impresionante ese saltamontes que no creo que tengamos por aquí, al menos yo no creo haberlo visto nunca. Buen enfoque y bien plasmados esos llamativos colores.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hola Luis,
Una buna foto de lo que parece ser un gran saltamontes. Se ve bien con ese bonito disño contra ese lejano fondo verde y borroso

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-22 23:48]

merhaba Luis
wonderful close-up capture of this interesting and beautiful grasshopper
composition, POV, BG, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-27 6:06]

Hola Luis,
A great macro of this spectacular grasshopper. As this species, the Horse lubber, is warning colored with black and yellow, I presume it is slow moving and poisonous. The POV is perfect taken with fine sharpness against a fine OOF neutral natural BG.
Una muy buena toma amigo.
Gracias por compartirla,
Un abrazo,

Hola Luis.

Excelente imagen que muestras de un saltamontes muy colorido y raro para mi.

Jose luis.

  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-06-03 23:11]

wow. very interesting species and nice composition

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