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Copyright: Gregory Lazzaro (glazzaro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 473 W: 108 N: 1293] (4605)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikon 17-55mm f2.8 DX, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-12 10:09
Viewed: 3723
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Into the archives now, getting a bit nippy, hopefully this weekend will warm up and I will get some fresh shots.

I have no information on this guy, will try to do a little research and see what I can find out.


Tripod : Yes
Lens : Sigma 150mm F 2.8 Sigma 1.4 TC APO
Focal Len : 210mm
Flash : No
Exposure Mode : Program Mode
Metering Mode : Multi-Pattern
Exposure : 0 EV
Shutter : 1/160
F Stop : F 6.3
ISO : 100

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The composition of this picture is simply amazing with the blue color of the grasshopper degrading to lighter color seems to follow the color of the plant.

WOW !!!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-12 12:11]

Great shot!
I love the blue in the thistle and the almost matching blue on the head of the grasshopper.
Very interesting, nicely seen and composed.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-12 13:21]

Gregory, a very beautiful shot.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition. I like colors too.


Hi Greg, I can't beleave, this hopper is blue!?! Wow, this is beautiful, the same as the flower, cool composition. Also excellent sharpness, TFS, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Interesting shot Greg. It would be good to know how or what you did to create this blue cast across the head & thorax of the Melanoplus differentialis. Very good sharpness, detail, POV and DOF. The thistle makes an excellent roost. Well done!

I think this image is a beauty, and the colours are incredible, but I would have (personally) preferred a lot more space at the top of the image. Room for the other thistle at least.
Just my opinion.
That cornflower blue is amazing though, thanks for posting.

Hi Greg,
Amazing shot. Nice color and detail. Sorry for the short note, on a road trip to Florida and am on my laptop. Is that color natural, or is that some post processing? Never seen a grasshopper those colors.

Excellent shot and I agree with all the other comments for the colors, point of view, background, ...

Hi Gregory,
It's a very nice shot. I'm not sure about the blue on the hopper but ohterwise it's a very good picture. Good detials,
very good POV and compostion.
Very well done.

The aspect of this photo that stands out for me the most, are the wonderful colors, Gregory!

It is a great composition, with amazing details, lighting, POV, and BG.

Well seen and well taken, thank you for sharing it.

Hi Greg,
This is a superb shot! What a lovely grasshopper. Its colour matches the flower really well - it is as if the grasshopper was camouflaging with it :) Excellent details and wonderful composition. Very well done!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-13 7:42]

Wooooow ! What a wonderful and interesting "Criquet" that you have well captured! Congratulations Gregory and thanks for sharing.

Well done Greg,Amazing detail, Great composition and colours...
As always...Brilliant shot...

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-13 12:57]

very nice shot
beautiful colors and sharp
composition is wonderful

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-11-13 15:11]

Fantastic shot! Beautiful combination with the head and the flower, would be nice if we can find them in Holland, interesting guy

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-11-13 16:43]

Pretty amazing grasshopper. His head sesems to have changed to the same colour as the top of the flower. Excellent details and well composed.

The sharpness, details and colours are simply amazing. I wondered what a tighter crop along the left side would do, and I posted a workshop. I am not sure that it is an improvement although it seems to retain the eye more on the grasshopper.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-11-20 16:34]

Excellent macro, good shot.
Perfect sharpness, pretty composition.
I greet , Gregory.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-22 21:03]

Hello Greg,

Amazingly coloured grasshopper, never seen one like that. Very nice POV, composition and light.
I enjoy it very much. TFS!

Fantastic quality as usual, Greg. To look at details or colors or sharpness - all is excellent. Nice composition also.

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  • munki (172)
  • [2006-03-06 18:32]

Hi Greg,

Superb composition, colours and sharpeness.
I love the purples and greens of this picture.
Thanks for sharing.

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