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Colorful Grasshopper

Colorful Grasshopper
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-01 19:28
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I usually don't post photos unless I know the ID of the subject, but I can't seem to find the correct identity of this little grasshopper. I thought it might be a Bird Grasshopper in the nymph stage, but I had three people look at it and haven't gotten total agreement. I was told by a naturalists that it is a female.

I will therefore call it my little orange grasshopper, which I found perched on this plant behind our house. It was a cold day when I took this photo, so she sat very still as I took her picture.

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Can't help you with the id (its not a "flea", "pulgas", "puce, "psylla")! Great DOF ... considering a 1" hopper, you got at least 3/8-1/2 inch of tac sharp area. I think it is a female because she has a feminine appearance the way she holds her head. No genital differentiation at this early nymphal stage, but I would guess that it is a juvenile male (maybe they don't differentiate until the final adult instar. Nice POV.

Have a great day,


Hello Ron
The grasshopper catches the light nicely. Perfectly focused with good detail.
Lovely colours, a beautiful species.
regards yiannis

Ciao Ron, great macro of lovely grasshopper with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

beautiful insect. good contrast.tfs

This picture of a juvenile Grasshopper gives a 3D effect, Ron.
Well chosen POV, immaculate focus and rich colours. The shadow of the subject on the leaf it is perched on enhances the three dimensional effect.
Hope the debate on the ID is settled soon.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-10-02 3:47]

Hi Ron,
An excellent capture of this The grasshopper
Good sharp details, vivid colours and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

Hi Ron,
really nice grasshopper. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-02 7:33]

Hello Ron,
Excellent photo of this grasshopper in beautiful bright colours and great sharpness, details and DOF.

hello Ron
very nice composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-02 7:54]
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Hi Ron
What a beautiful closed up of that grasshopper,I,m mase by all the details you were able to capture here.Razor shar image with fantastic colors.Also good used of the flash.
TFS Michel

Hello Ron,
Wow what a splendid colorful species.....
Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This interesting species of grasshopper has wonderful colors, not very common. Very nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-02 11:16]

Hi Ron,magnificent grasshopper,never seen by me before,and great capture whit a perfect exposure for the best colors,excellent details and rich composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-02 13:49]

Hello Ron.
Very good macro shot of this grasshopper. Excellent POV and composition, working DOF, sharp details and bright natural colours.Best regards Siggi

Hello Ron
Interesting species and impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2012-10-04 7:18]

Great shot with a perfect DOF and excellent details, the shadow really makes this shot stand out, as does the light too - well done!

Hello Ron

Excellent macro of this insect, fine POV,
beautiful light coming on the insect and
rendering its color tones more beautiful,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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