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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Passion Unlimited, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 3:25
Viewed: 6156
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 121
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken last week at Pendik-Istanbul.It was not a colourful macro but I liked the composition;)
Have a nice and sunny week!

Infos from Wikipedia(www.wikipedia.org)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera

Superfamily: Proscopioidea
• Proscopiidae
Superfamily: Eumastacoidea

Caelifera is a suborder of herbivorous insects of the order Orthoptera, commonly called grasshoppers in English, the sub-order includes short-horned grasshoppers, grasshoppers and locusts.
The Caelifera have antennae that are shorter than the body, and short ovipositors. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen, or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The front femora are long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings (tegmina) are coriaceous and unfitted for flying. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors.
They are easily confused with the other sub-order of Orthoptera, Ensifera. In fact up to few years ago both sub-orders were classified together in the order of Orthoptera, but are different in many aspects, such as the number of segments in their antennae and ovipositor. Ensiferans, have antennae with at least 30 segments, and caeliferans have less. In evolutionary terms, the split between the Caelifera and the Ensifera is not more recent than the Permo-Triassic boundary (Zeuner 1939).
Taxonomically, Borror and White (1970) note that the hind femora are usually enlarged, tarsi have three segments or less, antennae are relatively short, tympana are usually present on the sides fo the first abdomenal segment, and the ovipositor is short. Taxonomic descriptions of the families are more specific.

Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time:10/10/2005 4:52:00 PM
Shooting Mode:Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ):1/125
Av( Aperture Value ):16.0
Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed:400
Lens:100.0 mm
Focal Length:100.0 mm
Flash: On
Flash Type:Built-In Flash
Red-eye Reduction:On
AF Mode: One-Shot AF

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-17 4:04]

Hallo Sebnem!

Good to see new photo from you! I'm glad that you had got free time to make photos. I hope it was good weekend for you!

Composition is very nice as you said, scene well captured and subjects interesting. Which one is female ;-) ? Great, psycho eyes, too :-)

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-17 4:59]

:o) nice shot
composition is gret

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-17 5:08]
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At last a new photo of Sebnem ! Yes, sharpness is a bit soft but it is a nice composition for these lovers. And the note is impressive. Thanks for sharing Sebnem

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-17 5:52]
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Sebnem bonjour, very nice composition but I agree with Christian about sharpness. Any way good work and congratulations, Didier.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-17 5:53]

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice close up.Details,POV,lighting and big eyes are beautiful.Thanks for posting.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-17 6:15]

You liked the composition? :) You're a naughty girl sebnem! Haha! Seriously; very well composed and good POV. Well done & TFS!


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-17 6:44]

Good morning Sebnem,
You did a great macro, composition and exposure are great i like the razorsharp detail & colours.
Very well done,


Image looks a little soft but there is still good details and its a fine composition Sebnem, well done.

Hi Sebnem!

Great you posted so funny moment :-) I'm not sure what are they doing :-)Looks like one of them humps a friend.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-17 7:49]

Merhaba Şebnem hanım,
Çok güzel bir makro.Renk,ışık ve detaylar çok iyi.Tebrikler.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-17 8:22]

Şebnem, I have the feeling the shot could be a little bit sharper, although I'm not that sure about it; it's just a feeling.

Apart from that, excellent pov, composition. As for colors, I like them.

A great moment, a very nice photo.

Hi Sebnem excellent macro and good timing with your camera!!! Bravo


Hi Sebnem,
this is a lovely couple of hoppers and you captured them with excellent sharpness.
A wonderful moment, I enjoyed looking at your photo, thank you
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very well composed Sebnem with a great POV of the action. Thank You.

Hello Sebnem, a very fine macro shot. Excellent details and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done.

Nicely captured Sebnem,
Good sharp detail and Good composition. Good note. And most of all Sebnem, it's good to see a post from you again.
Have a good sunny week, thanks for posting.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-17 13:48]

Hi Sebnem,
good capture, interesting macro. I like the colours and sharpness. Good note, too. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-10-17 16:20]

Excellent macro shot Sebnem.
I love this sharpness,details,colors,frame and note.TFS

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-17 16:38]

Very nice captured moment, Sebnem
The sharpness and colour are perfect,
very good lighting and background.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-10-17 20:36]

Hi Sebnem,

Finally, a pic, excellent shot and well done on the composition.
A little soft on the focus.


Hi Sebnem,
Excellent shot. The colors and detail look very good. Maybe its just a playful piggyback ride.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-17 23:58]

;-) Good title!
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Power of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Şebnem.
Have a good day!

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-18 4:36]

Hello Şebnem!
Funny capture and title.Details,POV and composition are wonderful.Thanks for posting.

Hello Sebnem

Very good shot. Nicely composed. Sharp details and good POV. Well done. Thanks.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-18 5:51]

Yes, Sebnum, good composition, a little soft but that's ok. And they've both got glints in their eyes too. Well done, TFS.

Sebnem, very nice photo from insect seecret life. Good explanation and compleet datas abour your camera. Nice.

Hi Sebnem !
I don't have enough time to write a decent comment ;) but the big smiley is, no doubt, well deserved here :)

//Very interesting post, photo has very good quality and nice colours//

Nice compisition and interesting patterns on the insects.


Hello Şebnem!
Funny capture.POV,details,framing and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-10-19 14:55]

Mais uma jóia da fotografia - principalmente das macros!!!!
Excelente foto. Nitidez, cores e ótima composição.
Muito bom trabalho - como sempre!!!

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-10-20 2:10]

Very well captured. I like the sharpness and the details. Good composition as well. Nice work, Sebnem. :D

Hi Sabnem,
Excellent macro it is a nice composition good details - wonderful moment. Details,framing and composition are perfect.

Hi Sebnem,
Amazing details and composition. Great timing of capture and interesting subjects. Thanks for sharing.

Well done, good detail, and I liked the comp.


Hi Sebnem!
Excelent work! Great macro. Definitions are perfect. Colors (saturation and contrast) are very good. Note wonderful too.
I dodn't have any thing to say to improve something.
Congratulations twice.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-03 21:12]

Slightly out of focus but nice composition and POV. TFS! Best greetings. I have been waiting for the new photos from you :-) Michal

Even the most strange creatures, look cute in this moment :D
Thanks for sharing & sorry for my short note.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-07 15:57]
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Hi Sebnem, nice capture. I wonder if they were put off by your invasion of their privacy? I agree with others that it could be a little sharper but it's pretty sharp. The colours and composition are good, the BG is a little busy but that can't be helped with this kind of shot.

Well done.

OK, this one is a bit naughty but a funny capture. Great sharpness, well seen!


Hi Sebnem,

Yeah, one has to say that the composition works! ;) Good focus and DOF as well!

Well done and thanks for sharing.


Hi Sebnem!

great capture, great moment! Good DOF

Today I post the moment before... here ;-)



Çok orjinal fotoğraf.Tebrikler

Nothing to crit. GREAT closeup


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-09 3:46]

Hi Sebnem.
Very nice composition, great color contrast and details, very nice photo.

Hello Sebnem,
I'd rather like them with long legs.
Good photo of a strage species.TFS

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-01-11 17:04]

Hello Sebnem ;)

Very well composition, POV - good macro.

TFS :-)

Fat wife, indeed! Very good picture! I am glad you took it before you closed the door.

Hello Sebnem,
First of all I wanna congratulate you for the fantastic shoot and excellent composition. Good colors, POV, framing and detail you have caught.Congratulations,

nice macro with great moment!
Good composition, details, POV,lighting ...
And yes I like the colours!
Thanks Ana:)

Ooooh are they in a hurry and they forgot the door open?
Very nice shot,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-03-18 11:31]
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merhaba sebnem. hakkaten inanilmaz fotolarindan biri daha. kompozisyon cok tatli bi kere. not aciklayici olmus. renkler ve netlik cok basarili eline saglik

Bonjour Sebnem
tu as fait un beau macro, la composition et l'exposition sont grandes j'aiment le détail et les couleurs . Très bien fait cette scène intime.
Merci et passe un bon week end....JP

Hi Sebnem,
You´ve arrived in an innappropiate moment! ;-)
excellent macro, colors and flash use. excellent note.
Have a nice week end.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-10 15:29]

Hello Sebnem! Wonderful capture! Lucky you to find it! Very well exposed, presenting nice lights, colours and sharp details. Your note, as usual, is excelent! Congrats!

Hello Sebnem,
Superb details!
Otherwise... Hehehehehehehehe!
Very pleasant, good lines & nice job!
Pablo -

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-27 18:30]

Hi sebnem, I was looking through your archives and this one made me laugh. Great title and excellent composition. Good details and lighting. Well done and TFS.

Hello Sebnem,
I have a grasshopper picture in my stock may be a relative of this species. Interestingly that it camouflage even the eyes. This is a marvelous macro. Sharp, clear, with vivid color. Great composition and POV. TFS

Mükemmel bir yakın plan çekim.Elinize sağlık.

Love the title.
They have no doors. They do what comes naturally.
Love your notes, always.
Well captured details.
Excellent work.
Best regards,

Hi Sebnem it's very hard, red lights photos would not have to be allowed on TN, wonderful photo of this lovers, BRAVISSIMA.
Ciao Silvio

Merhaba Şebnem,
Harika bir kompozisyon,
Doğal ortamında netlik ve detaylarıyla başarılı bir paylaşım,

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