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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/1500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-10 17:56
Viewed: 3761
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Grasshopper.

This is the last photo of a series of three beautiful and colorful Grasshoppers, I hope you have enjoyed the same as I did when I took these pictures.

The grasshopper's reproductive system consists of the gonads, the ducts which carry sexual products to the exterior, and accessory glands. In males, the testes consist of a number of follicles which hold the spermatocytes as they mature and form packets of elongated spermatozoa.

During reproduction, the male grasshopper introduces sperm into the ovipositor through its aedeagus (reproductive organ), and inserts its spermatophore, a package containing the sperm, into the female's ovipositor. The sperm enters the eggs through fine canals called micropyles. The female then lays the fertilized egg pod, using her ovipositor and abdomen to insert the eggs about one to two inches underground, although they can also be laid in plant roots or even manure. The egg pod contains several dozens of tightly packed eggs that look like thin rice grains. The eggs stay there through the winter, and hatch when the weather has warmed sufficiently. In temperate zones, many grasshoppers spend most of their life as eggs through the cooler months (up to 9 months) and the active states (young and adult grasshoppers) live only up to three months. The first nymph to hatch tunnels up through the ground, and the rest follow. Grasshoppers develop through stages and progressively get larger in body and wing size. This development is referred to as hemimetabolous or incomplete metamorphosis since the young are rather similar to the adult.


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Very finely saturated colours with amazing sharpness, my friend Luis!
Very well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-10 22:20]

Hola Sr. Luis,
Otra vez una maravillosa macro de un saltamontes de misma calidad que antes pero ahora verde es el colore principal. La composición por la rama es perfecta.
Gracias por compartir y tienes que un buen fin de semana,
Un abrazo,

Hi Luis

Excellent result. Superb sharpness and details, great composition and OOF background.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-11 1:02]

Hello Luis,
Another beautiful grasshopper in great bright colours, sharp details and a very good DOF. Excellent POV, OOF BG and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-11 4:25]

Hello Luis,
What a beautiful and fine Garsshopper-shot. Perfect composition and so subtle colors! And what an interesting creature!
Very pleasant picture, indeed.
kind regards

hello Luis
this is also a BEAUTY with beautiful colours and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hello Luis,
Excellent capture with superb clarity and outstanding colours.
Lovely details and perfect focus.

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  • peterl (16)
  • [2010-09-11 9:30]

a nice one. I haven't seen the others but this grasshopper is sharp and very colourfull.
the bokeh is very good.
Maybe the flower on the right under corner is a little bit harrasing

Hi Luis,

A lovely capture of this beautiful grasshopper. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Luis,
nice shot with excellent details. great sharpness lighting and composition in this POV that shows all the features.
Thanks for sharing.
Ciao, Melania.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-12 9:09]

Hola Primo,

A wonderful series of beautiful grasshoppers. They never made it across the border this summer! This green grasshopper is wonderful with rich colors and amazing details. I love the pose on the branch, the terrific setting and background and the fine composition.


Hola Luis

Vaya estos saltamonetes que estas colocando, son tan perfectos que cuando nosotros los vemos no llegamos a apreciar a simple vista esos colores tan bellos que presentan, y tu lo has sabido hacer destacar, con estas super macros que parecen de documentales. Fantastica imagen de la que no puedo decir nada por que me he quedado sin habla....

Un saludo de Antonio

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