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Locust Nymph

Locust Nymph
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/158 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): jmp *1, workshops photos with minimum 3 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 6:21
Viewed: 14196
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 107
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Previously posted Locut's nymphs.
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These are beautiful creatures - the colors and pattern is spectacular.
Composition is very nice with this couple there.
Maybe cropping a bit from the lower part will put the nymphs in a more central place in the frame.
TFS, Shir

Hello Haraprasan,
What a colourfull creatures you photographed!
I like that's paint scheme :)
Fantastic work! Great details, ideal DOF, good POV.

Hello Haraprasan,
This is wonderful. Perfect sharpness. POV and composition are great. Very well done.

Wonderful colors and patterns - great details captured. Beautiful little bugs. :)

What a great find these Locust Nymphs, Haraprasan!
As colorful as India.
Good DOF, focus, POV.

Hello Haraprasan
Very intrersting shot of these Colorful Locusts,Perfect focusing,DOF and composition,
Superb shot, TFS

Good Luck

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2007-07-09 7:06]

I've see first time so colourful insect, very good composition and sharpness.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-09 7:58]

Hi Haraprasan,

Wonderful close-up of these colorful locusts. And two on one leaf! The markings are amazing. Wonderful colors and details.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-09 9:36]

Hi Haraprasan.
Excellent capture this two Locust Nymph and so beautiful colorful picture.Great exposure and very well focused with very good sharp details.I like composition with position both on leaf and with very nice your point of view.Colors are really wonderful.Superb done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.


Such colorful creatures. Good picture.

- Murali santhanam

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-09 10:16]

Hello Haraprasan,
What fabulous Locust nymphs you've captured here! India seems to be a real paradise for insects! Excellent depth of focus here showing very sharp details and fantastic colours. I like your POV and the way they're posing together. Brilliant composition!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Haraprasan, splendid couple with great colors, excellent sharpnness and beautiful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

This is indeed a GREAT post. They are so very BEAUTIFUL and yet so very dangerous to our food source. I've seen locust in swarms,when in India. They settled on a field and ate everything within minutes.
Well controlled colours.
A lovely presentation.
Regards, Mario.

Hello Haraprasan

Superb! The colors are lovely, the POV and DOF are great.

Very well done

What spectacular colours and markings these insects possess Haraprasan. This is an truly lovely image, they look great against the green leaf. Nice one.

Hello Haraprasan,
Wow, what a colourful locusts you captured here! Awesome!
pattern with clarity well seen with good pov!
good job and well done
best wishes

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-10 0:33]
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Hi Haraprasan,
Wonderful shot of the Locust's nymphs with amazing colours and sharpness. They look so gorgeous. Where have you found them, on the Mahanadi river banks (Ring Road)? I would love to see them with my own eyes. Perfect lighting and focus. Excellent POV to portray them and a superb composition. Kudos.

Hi HP!
Thanks for linking me up with your previous posts of this locust. I have already responded to your picture of mating locusts of this species.
Now I realize my first picture in India happens to be of an insect which I had already seen in your post.
The nymphs of this species you have posted today are brilliantly captured. superb focus and rich colours.
TFS and regards.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-10 1:34]

Haraprasan, WOW what a color and what a lovely creature. Wonderful details. Ganesh

Hi haraprasan,
simply magnificent,wonderful shot,perfect sharpness and compo.

hi haraprasan,
another post of lovely grasshoppers from you, you are very lucky that you are surrounded with so beautiful creatures, this is a nicely composed shot, fine pov well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

selam, Great shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

Hola Haraprasan,
Es sorprendente el colorido y belleza de estos insectos, muy bonita la composición ademas de agradable luminosidad y gran nitidez, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

What bizarre coloured grasshoppers, amazing TFS

The colours are great, excellent sharpness and great composition. Well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-10 7:40]

Hello haraprasan,
Amazing capture of a pair of locust nymphs, their colouring patterns caught sharply and from a fine POV to give a good DOF against a suitably blurred green BG.
Nice to see!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

compo is very nice, wonderfyul patterns as well, I would crop it a bit from the lawer part

fantastic image

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-10 13:24]

Hola amigo,
precioso y original trabajo,
color y estupendo pov,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-10 13:35]

Hi Haraprasan,
Really beautiful insect! Wonderful pose, perfect details and fascinating colours.
TFS, José M.

Hi Haraprasan.
The species you show are always amazing, this one looks as if they where designed by a psichodelic artist :)
In question of colours, taste is very important, and also the way each one of us see the world, which is not the same.
Nevertheless I dared a fast workshop, hope you dont mind.
Regards, Felipe.

The colors and design are outstanding! I never saw them before! What strange creatures!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-07-18 22:44]

Hello Haraprasan !
Another great picture in your amazing gallery ! I LOVE the colors and the patterns on these animals, they are truly gorgeous ! Excellent sharp details, wonderful composition and POV, beautiful blurred BG... Very well done !

Hi Hara,
These are really beautiful creatures.
The colors and patterns are spectacular.


never see such a colourful grasshoper before, very well composed with good DOF and POV, really love the contrast

Hello Haraprasan,
Two most colourful fellows captured together, awesome!
Wonderful colours and patterns in the insects, great clarity and fine details...
Well composed presentation, fine close-up work!
Pablo -

Merhaba çok güzel bir kompozisyon gayet başarlı yakın çekim renkler tonlar mükemmel

Hi Haraprasan,
Fantastic show of colors capture very sharp
with nice composition and POV, well done,TFS.
Best regards/Lawhill

Beyond the moment and of the pov, also the harmony of the colors contributed of decisive form for the beauty of its photograph.

Hi Haraprasan. This is a very fine photo of such colourful insects which i've never seen before. Another of natures wonders you show here. TFS. Murray.

Hello uncle,
A nice photo.I can see that you have adjusted the color a bit.Which software do you use????
Waiting for your critiqes.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-22 21:35]

Hi HP ,
What a colourful pair you have here!
Superb find and composition, good details, colours and contrasts.Wow, they seem to be holding hands, 're these male and female?
Anyway, very well done.
TFS & Cheers

  • yasemin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 379] (1578)
  • [2008-06-06 13:03]

hello Haraprasan.Wonderfull picture.Amazing colour good detail very impresive. Look like they talking and watching the wiev. Fantastic.Kind regards. Leyla

Excellent capture!
I've never seen locusts like these and so detailed!
Perfect shot...

excellent color perfact sabject show graet photo.

Wow! what a strange theme! i haven't seen something like this before! Great colours, sharpness and composition!

Namastay Hara,
I thought I had already commented on these but was mistaken.
They certainly are the most rtemarkable creatures.
The colours and patterns are so striking and your shot has captured them beautifully.
I would love to find cretures like this in New zealand but most of ours are either plain green or brown, or green and brown ;)

Hello Haraprasan,
very beautiful picture with Locut's nymphs! I like vivid colours, nice composition and details.

Best regards, Leonid

Hi Haraprasan.

I have never seen a nymph as colorful as this one. You have captured the pair brilliantly at the edge of the leaf against muted background. TFS and best regards.


Hi Haraprasan,

what an very good picture from these 2 insects with exellent details and fine colours.
Good pov.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-05-03 0:16]

Hi Haraprasan,
thanks for visiting my post and give an encouraging critique. really appreciate it.
These locusts are really excellently captured. The colours are very exxciting and you have presented it really beautiful.
The composition is splendid and really captivating.
Excellent work.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-07-01 6:23]

Hello Haraprasan,
I've missed this beauty. This photo needed the 100 points! So I give it a little help. Excellent photo in fantastic sharp details and splendid clear colours. Wonderful composition, DOF and POV.

Hello Haraprasan
That's amazing capture.. wonderful effective vivid colours.. Good POV
Thanks For Sharing
Best Regards

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-07-31 0:40]

These are totally amazing, Haraprasan.
They look like pieces of art work made of porcelain by a fanciful artist,
which, of course, Mother Nature is. : )
How lucky of you to have caught these beautiful insects.
Great POV, one from the back, and one from the side.
The colors and patterns are just gorgeous.
TFS. ; )

amazing locusts, never saw them before, TFS Ori

Hi haraprasan,

lucky to shot this beauty of nature.


Hi Haraprasan,
Beautiful composition with two nymphs - but I feel colors are a bit oversaturated, the closest parts of the insects are a bit out of focus, the background noise wasn't removed and the empty space on the bottom is too big. Anyway, I like it, although it's your highest rated but not your personal best image. Thanks for understanding my thoughts.
Friendly regards, László


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