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* Romalea guttata *

* Romalea guttata *
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, SanDisk Ext. III 4GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-07 13:07
Viewed: 3691
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After the exciting tour of the Everglades at Shark
Valley i foud this colorful grasshopper along the way -
it is a nymph of the (Eastern) Lubber Grasshopper
[Romalea guttata]


Romalea guttata, known commonly as the "eastern lubber
grasshopper" or just "lubber grasshopper," is a
grasshopper native to the southeastern and south
central portion of the United States. Populations
exist in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida,
Louisiana, and South Carolina. It is the most
distinctive grasshopper species within the
southeastern United States, and is well known both for
its size and its unique coloration. It can reach
nearly 8 cm in size.

It was previously known as Romalea microptera.

The insect emits a foul-smelling secretion when it is
disturbed which is dark colored and opaque.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romalea_guttata]


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
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Aufnahmemodus P (Programmautomatik)
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/250
Av (Blendenzahl) 5.6
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur 0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 200
Objektiv EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Brennweite 250.0 mm
Bildgröße 3888x2592
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Ein
Tonwert Priorität 1:Möglich
Dateigröße 2499 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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Guten Abend, Thorsten!

Another great macro copntribution!
I like this intense colored grasshopper! The textures are well defined and so are the sharpness, POV and DOF. The artistic green leaf gives nice contrast to the black-yellow colored insect.
Very well composed!

Schönes Wochenende!

Paras Bhalla

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-07 15:16]

Slav Thorsten,
Very good capture of this interesting grasshopper with excellent colors and great sharpness.TFS.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-08-07 15:19]

Hello Thorsten

Nice shot with good sharpness of the details and natural colors and lighting. Excellent composition and exposition of the picture.
Well done

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-08-07 16:45]

Hi Thor,

A wonderful macro of this very colorful little grasshopper in a nice pose on the leaf. Excellent details of the face, body and legs. Colors are vivid and beautiful. Very nicely composed.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 281 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-08-07 17:36]

Hello Thorsten,
A super shot of this very colorful grasshopper. Excellent detail with perfect exposure. A real top of the line photo!!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-07 22:01]

Hello Thorsten
I never seen a grasshopper so beautiful, and you capture it with excellent details

Hi Thor

A very colourful grasshopper. Well captured with good sharpness and details. Good DOF too.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-08 8:24]

Hallo Thorsten,
What a wonderful grasshopper. The saturated colours are very beautiful. Excellent composition. Good sharpness, POV and DOF.

Hello Thorsten
wonderful shot of this nice nymph of a grasshopper, he have lovely colors
i like his pose on the leaves and te very great sharpness
a very great capture
Have a nice sunday

Great amount of details, sharp, and EXCELLENT CLARITY.
Loved this composition.
Mario from Calgary.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-08-10 12:11]

Hello Thorsten,
What a gorgeous little nymph very nicely captured here on the leaf. Great focus showing details and colours very sharply. A fine composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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