Mean green eating machine
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-05-05 9:09]
what a surpise I got when I opend this shot, this insect did not show very well on the thumb. Great shot, the details are excellent. Excellent DOF with perfect sharpness, which does show this well camoulflaged insect off very well.
- taba (1847)
- [2007-05-05 9:20]
very good capture and composition,
fantastic DOF, POV and sharpness
I liked the greens in this picture.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-05-05 10:52]
Quel étonnant mimétisme ! encore faut-il la voir !
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-05-05 13:38]
Very interesting Grasshopper, van Dyk.
The camouflage colour of the insect matches the vegetation to perfection.
The image is very sharo and clear.
Curiously enough, I also shot a grasshopper with a similar body shape last year in Delhi, India. You can have a look at it here, if you so wish.
Hello both, AC rida AC uminata,
the insect and your initials are efficiently camouflaged. Very well observed and nicely presented in natural colours. Fine details can be seen on the surface of the 'hopper'.
Best wishes, Peter
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2007-05-07 6:05]
I saw only green color in thumbnail. Great camouflage. Exposure and color saturation are excellent. TFS.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-05-07 22:07]
Hello A C
A very impressive display of camouflage .This image is super sharp and well focused.The details are wonderful.The colours are well saturated.Excellent notes.TFS
- Ken52 (4195)
- [2007-05-15 0:03]
What an amazing example of nature's camouflage! Exposure is excellent with deep greens well saturated. Focus is razor sharp. Interesting post and very nice POV.
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-05-19 6:36]
Hi AC ,
what a nice image with amazing colours.
well composed and excellent sharpness.
very well captured.
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-05-19 7:24]
Quite beautiful grasshopper captured with exact focus, great details and very nice, natural colours. I like it a lot!
TFS, José M.
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-07-24 4:24]
What a fascinating insect! I marvel at the various shapes and sizes of the world's insects. WOW!
Wonderful clarity and great contrasts which is proven by the differentiation of the various greens, varying only subtly.
- loot (11276)
- [2007-11-29 0:26]
Sorry, but I just noticed that through some strange twist of fate I never critiqued you on this shot. Maybe it was actually good so because now I could see how long ago it was since you last posted a photo. Wake up china...it is time that you share some of those lovely insect shots that you keep hidden on your PC.
I like this shot of the stick grasshopper, although I don't like these grasshoppers in real life. They can actually kick up quite a racket at night when I try to sleep. For some strange reason I regularly have one of these critters right outside my sleeping room window and the monotonous sound gets to one after a while. Anyway, you have managed well to isolate this all-green insect from all the other surrounding green foliage. The details are well defined and very sharp, the composition is well set up, the colours are natural, and the DOF covered the full range of the insect.
Very well done and TFS.
PS. Remember, I mean it. I wan't to see a new posting pronto (chuckle).
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-02-27 6:12]
I am still searching for the identity of my grasshopper I posted a while ago and while browsing through the gallery of grasshoppers I picked up this spectacular one of yours. It is truly amazing, and I must congratulate you on the excellent photography applied. Talk about an excellent camouflage artist. That’s him here. The green of the both the hopper and the leaves are just beautiful and what more can I say than: "I am actually green with jealousy" Thanks for sharing this superb image. I must admit of all the ones I have seen this one is the most sharp detailed one.
- ciopper13 (1772)
- [2011-04-09 10:01]
Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours