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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-01-06 1:45
Viewed: 4759
Points: 44
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TRIDACTYLOID Ripipteryx sp.
i found thid little grasshoppers by a river
i found many on 1 place
i have look for the name
and i found 1 picture with a name on google
i hope you like this strange grasshopper
Look in my WORKSHOP to many grasshoppers together
greeting lou

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Hello Lou,
a beautiful macro shot of this insect. good sharpness and splendid natural colours, very beautiful light, well composed with a interesting environment; very interesting the picture in WS too.
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-06 2:17]

This is very interesting species of grasshopper, unbelievable. Good image. tfs.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-06 2:38]

Waw...what a interesting grasshopper!
I never see one like that before!

Very unusual creature Lou! I like both - main picture and the worshop. It looks that this species must be rather abundant in this area.
TFS and all the best!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-06 3:03]

Hi Lou.How is strange this grasshoppers.And i like a lot it,these blacks and whites colors remember me my football team...Juventus..ehehe...excellent macro whit good sharpness in a nice composition,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Lou, fantastic grasshopper, I never see before, thanks, fine details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-06 3:41]

Hello Laurens
Another interesting insect from you.
Well done

Ciao Laurens. Nver seen it. Good light and colours in exciting light. TFS


Hi Laurens,

Woh! Here in Venezuela there, although not very copious. It's a really tiny insect nervous. You've made a good effort for this photo, a result good enough to appreciate the chars of this small kind of grasshoppers. I do not know the exact ID, must be difficult to find. Good work!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-06 7:38]

Hello Lou,
Though a little soft, this is a fine nearly 5-year old macro taken from a good POV that shows the features of this strange grasshopper species with good clarity and colours against a nice contrasting stoney BG. You did well to get close to the ID.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-06 8:02]

Hello Lou,
This is a very interesting and beautiful Grasshopper very nicely captured showing great black/white details against the warm background. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-06 8:10]

Hallo Lou,
Alweer een bijzonder beest, vreemde sprinkhaan. Prachtig weergegeven in zijn natuurlijke omgeving. Prima scherpte en natuurlijke kleuren.
P.S. Heb je de opmerking van mij bij je vorige foto gezien?

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-06 8:32]

It is really a very interesting Insect, TFS!

Hello Lou,
Hope you'll be fine. This is a wonderful little grasshopper, quite unique and beautiful. I have not seen one like it before...and yes, they are so difficult to name, I also face this problem. All said, this shot is superb and thanks for sharing a unique insect...thanks for sharing and thanks for your support...take care...warmest regards/Abid

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-06 11:14]

Hi Laurens. I have never see a grasshopper like this before so thanks for posting it on TN. Taken with good detail and colours. Well taken TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-06 12:22]

Hello Laurens,
an excellent presentation of this grasshopper. Nice black white colours of insect, and background make up a beautiful composition. The sharpness is very good.Best regards Siggi

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-06 16:08]

Hi Lou,

You find the most interesting things! I have never seen a black and white grasshopper before. You show him in fine detail in the natural setting. The workshop is amazing - it looks like they are dancing.


Magnífica fotografía de este curioso ( y precioso) insecto, tipo saltamontes, que no conocía... supongo que como la mayoría. Bellos colores y fondo aunque con una profundidad de campo algo justa.
Saludos Laurens.

Hello Lou
a fine capture of this grasshopper with strange colors, nice POV
i love the pose, the luminosity and the environment
the WSis very beautiful too
Have a good night

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-08 6:52]

Hallo Lou.

Wat een aparte sprinkhaan, nog nooit gezien.
Prima foto en vandaag weer wat bijgeleerd.
Bedankt en een goed weekend,

Gr. Hans

Hello Laurens

Vey interesting grasshoppers. I dont see. Black anf white together. Very pretty. All details nice. TFS.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-08-24 11:47]

Hi Laurens,
This is a very handsome grasshopper.
The details are nice and sharp, and the exposure is good on that black and white tuxedo of his.
The side POV also gives a good view of the markings on this unusual insect.
While in Monte Verde, I came across this gigantic purple grasshopper.
I had a hard time finding his name as well.
TFS. : )

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