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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-30 8:44
Viewed: 3121
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here a picture of an impressively strong grasshopper
- Podisma pedestris
- family: Catantopidae

German: Gewöhnliche Gebirgsschrecke
French: Miramelle des moraines

Species information
P. pedestris shows an Euro-Siberian distribution. It prefers warm , dry and stony habitats such as alpine meadows with scattered low bushes. You can find it between 500 and 2800m, but preferentially between 1500 and 2300m.
Body length: 24 - 30 mm (female)

Higher region of the Martell-Valley in South-Tyrol, North-Italien Alps. Vicinity of Stallwies at about 2000 m, on the way to the Laaser Spitze (3300m).

- bright sunlight
- no wind

* Baur B, Baur H, Roesti C, Roesti D (2006) Die Heuschrecken der Schweiz. - Haupt-Verlag, Bern.
* Bellmann H (2006) Der Kosmos Heuschreckenführer. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.

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Hi Peter,
wirklich eindrucksvoll.
Man sieht jedes kleinste Detail so schön und scharf, gutes Licht, satte Farben, gefällt mir gut, Danke
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-30 8:48]

Wonderful grasshopper!
Great macro, lovely colors and details.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-30 9:15]

Hello Peter.

An impressive close up. You can see the strength of this grasshopper, even like he seems to misses one leg.
Details are very well to see.
Thanks for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

Hello Peter,

Absolutely the best approach I've seen in a long time! ... awesome, I do not know how make a camera can take pictures with this sharpness! .. as always, very good information.



hello Peter
YES!! this is GREAT
so good sharpness and beautiful light with great details
great shot Peter
thanks for the good name
greeting lou

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-11-30 10:40]

Hello Peter
Excellent macro, clear image, sharp details...perfect!.

Hi Peter,

Wow, what a jumbo macro capture of the grasshopper with superb details! The colors of the subject are well shown and perfectly natural. The sharpness and POV are great and the contrast between the blurry BG and subject, is great!

best regards,

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-11-30 12:19]

Dear Peter, your title was perfect! "Impressive" and a little bit more...
Very well done this capture with focused datails and great light conditions. Amazing compo too. TFS end Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-01 7:09]

Hi Peter.
I am impressed with your wonderful three-dimensional shot of a very cute insect at so impressive surroundings. You managed to reflect the scene with ultimate details and nice natural colours. Diagonal composition, POV and magnification ratio are amazing. Bravo and kind regards.

Hello Peter
what a beautiful and sharp shot, the details are amazing, as well on the grasshopper as the fern leaves in the foreground
superb colors, POV and composition
Have a good night

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-12-02 13:51]

Hallo Peter, nochmals,

muss hir auch noch meinen Beitrag leisten. Bei Heuschrecken hat man nie ausgelernt. So etwas wie diese Gebirgsschrecke habe ich noch nicht bewusst gesehen. Die vielen Details, daas gute Licht. Es zahlt sich offensichtlich aus, die grosse Kamera dabei zu haben. Toll gemacht, Peter.

Herzlich grüsst

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-06 5:10]

Lieber Peter,
Sehr eindrückliches Bild einer Gebirgsschrecke, welche mir noch nie begegnet ist (oder ich hab sie nicht wahrgenommen). Perfekte Bildschärfe und gute Komposition machen dieses Bild wirkungsvoll und interessant.
Herzlichen Dank auch für Deinen netten Besuch bei meinem ersten Apoll.
Alles Liebe und einen schönen Sonntag wünscht Dir

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