- willie (2083)
- [2004-11-13 4:30]
Splendid picture. very nice detail under the light conditions. Good result . Well Done
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-11-13 4:32]
Nice shot well captured.
- red45 (31094)
- [2004-11-13 4:55]
Hmmmm... I don't know if I like this weta-thing yet :-) Looks for me too insecto-shining :-) I prefer cats :-) But your picture is very good taken. Detail on the legs and antennas are awesome.
Impressive insect, but you didn't tell us how big this tree weta was. Never mind, its a great shot with good detail and in a nice active pose, I like it. Great note to.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-11-13 5:27]
Agradable imagen Steve de este magnífico insecto.
Excelente POV y encuadre, con buena agudeza... tal vez el uso de un valor de F más elevado hubiese beneficiado en el foco sobre la parte trasera del animal.
Excelente nota tambien.
Pleasant image Steve of this magnificent insect.
Excellent POV and frame, with good sharpness... perhaps the use of an elevated value of F more had benefitted in the center on the back part of the animal.
Excellent note also.
Nice capture, check out my variation on your creation and tell me what you think !
- marhowie (482)
- [2004-11-13 7:19]
Steve, Excellent note, great detail & for F/2.8 you've acheived exceptional DOF on this "Weta"! Nice diagonal presentation also. Great job, Well done!
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-11-13 14:53]
Nice shot Steve, interesting insects. I like the diagonal picutre. The detail you have captured is excellent. Well done.
- coasties (28048)
- [2004-11-13 15:50]
Good photo of this prehistoric charachter. Not my favourite insect I am afraid. They scare the bejeezers out of me!
- ellis49 (2056)
- [2004-11-13 23:24]
Great macro Steve.
Interesting insects with good details , nice colours and good details.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-11-14 3:12]
We call 'em King crickets here. This one very closely resembles our Onosandrus genus. They are very common and found through out SA. Normally found in wet (weta) undergrowth or plant matter. Very nice capture of it, Steve. Well done.
- extramundi (13166)
- [2004-11-14 6:11]
The POV, composition and postprocessing of this one are science fiction. I am watching a scene from another planet. Interesting post Steve. By the way two things: I was already convinced my last post was not a Hygrocibe coccinea - I am looking forward to shoot "something" on fungus on fly on fungus... :-)))
Well, finally I know what a weta looks like. I am a great fan of Footrot Flats, where horse brings the wetas into the house. I you do not know it, go and buy it, some of the best animation ever!
Nice note, and good compo too.
Try and get more down to his level, place the camera on the ground on a please of plastic, a weta viewpoint, an note the difference in impact.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-11-19 17:30]
Excellent Steve. Very good dof and sharpness presenting a lot of details and the colours are wonderful - you are absolutely right, it is a little beauty. Funny how facinating these bugs are when you get close enough. Interesting tight cropping. Very informative note - thank you so much. I surely wouldn't like to meet the giant one in bad mood on a dark evening;-).
I take a look in the workshop, and first of all I had a question : What are the realy colours. Yours of Radu's one. Radu uses warm colouring. Your colours are a little bit to grey. But anyway your photo is sharp as usual. POV, BG and DOF are oké. Regards and TFS Bob