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desert locust

desert locust
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Copyright: clint newsham (clint) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Selen's Favorites, Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-23 16:14
Viewed: 4770
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
well what can i say about this one.
i wanted to test out my new sigma 70mm macro lens and there was no insects about.
i managed to track down a local reptile dealer that had these in stock and was willing to let me have a couple for 30p each lol.
they have now been returned to the shop as they cant be let out in the wild over here as far as i know.
im really happy with the lens and thought i would post a picture to show the quality that can be caught from it.
once again ive missed loads of your pictures and hope to catch up soon.
hope everyone has a great weekend

mirceax, SelenE, jmp, cicindela, Juyona, marhowie, elefantino, marmottelolo, RAP, anel, Hil, smash2707 has marked this note useful
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en français de la tuerie !!!
beautiful / fantastik !! i like it !!!!
aleks france

Just Perfect!!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-23 16:39]

Hello Clint,
brilliant, sharp and well composed. Everything is perfect.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-23 16:54]

Hi Clint,
certainement une des plus belle image vue sur TN. Laa qualité est exceptionnelle, parfait dans la lumière, les couleurs, la netteté.
Du gros travail.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-23 17:05]

Hi Clint,
What a great macro! Colors, composition, light, focus, sharpness and clarity is just great. Very well done.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-23 17:19]

Awesome sharpness, details and wonderful colours and composition. Congratulations!
TFS, José M.

Hello Clint.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hello Clint!
Another perfect macro! Great composition with fantastic colours, contrast and details! :)
I really like this photo!
Anyway, is this a native species in Great Britain? :)
Best regards,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-23 18:06]

Hermosa macro,
un gran trabajo,
perfecto disparo, saludos Clint.

This is the sharpest shot I've ever seen!!!!!
Great close up, rich in colors and details, absolutely no noise in the frame, excellent compo and great soft light gives an original atmosphere.
Well done my friend.
(points later)

bonjour clint
tout simplement magnifique!!
rien a ajouter.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-24 4:47]

Hello Clint,
Oh, what perfection!! Wonderful sharpness and colours!
Many thanks! Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-24 6:12]

Con tu acostumbrada composición de estudio, con la habitual iluminación tan envolvente y el tradicional post procesado nos presentas una excelente escena Clint.
Agudeza extrema, perfecto foco y gran contraste de colores conforman una imagen de gran nivel... realmente tu nueva lente demuestra su calidad en esta captura.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

With your accustomed study composition, with the habitual illumination so encircling and the traditional post processed present us an excellent scene Clint.
Sharpness extreme, perfect focus and great contrast of colors conform an image of great level... your new lens really demonstrates its quality in this capture.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-24 7:17]

Hi Clint,
Now this is a funny story, to buy for 30p some locust and voilà the result: just fantastic.
Perfect composition, wonderful colours and a very collaborating insect.

Excellente!!!!, Excellent, Good, Great, what else can I say this is a winner well done

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-24 10:04]

Hello Clint
This is really a master piece! What an excellent shot in all aspects. Perfect technique and artistic composition.
Your sigma 70mm macro lens works perfectly in your hands!
My compliments and TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-02-24 10:51]

Hi Clint,

Superb shot, very proffesional composition and a excellent pose and POV, great lighting, the details are superb with excellent colours and a beautiful BG. I think you should maybe buy a Glass Tank and next time keep it as a Pet/Model, I'm a bit worried that at this moment he is being chewed by a Iguana lol.

TFS Hilary :o)

Your macro lens is just amazing, but I believe the photographer has a great deal to do with the quality of the shot, too. Perfect focus and sharpness, great colors, good light. Regards, Yvonne

amazingly sharp capture, TFS Ori

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