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Locust hanging down from the straw

Locust hanging down from the straw
Photo Information
Copyright: mikio kato (lazyman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 13 N: 192] (1023)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K10D, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2), Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-09 8:25
Viewed: 3053
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph is taken in the farm road around Memanbetsu Airport in Hokkaido. When I was walking along the farm road, the red dragonfly and the butterfly were often seen. Since I heard the cry of the insect, when I came close, the locust was hanging down from the straw of the reed of the side of a sugar beet field. It's impressive in the green body and golden feather. Probably, it will be Oxya yezoensis. Total length is 4 cm and a tactile sense is very long. It likes the damp environment and eat the leaf of the Poaceae plant. An imago begins to appear from around July and is seen till November-December. In Japan, while being considered as the noxious insect which eats a rice, it was treated as an important protein source acquired from a paddy field, and it was considered as edible in many areas.

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Hallo Mikio
Great details captured of this locust especially of the big eye. I also like the brilliant green colour of the insect that is beautifully seen against the darker green backdrop. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Mikio
Great macro with good details and beautiful colours
nice composition with good BG
greeting lou

Hi Mikio,
I like this grasshopper. Amazing colours. Excellent background.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mikio
Interesting subject and nice photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-09 13:15]

Hello Mikio,
Very nice photo of this grasshopper in beautiful clear colours and excellent sharpness. Very beautiful composition and background too.

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