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In the Green

In the Green
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Copyright: Matthew Bird (Matt-Bird) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 33 N: 400] (1942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 DI MACRO 1:1, Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 2.0X
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-17 6:02
Viewed: 6425
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture earlier this year. I liked it but the image was to bright. I have been playing with removing bright spots from certain areas on the subject but it never seemed to turn out right. The natural colours or detail seemed to change to much for my liking. Even the result I have here seems a little to over worked for me. If anyone has some tips I would really appreciate them.
I really wanted to post this image as I really like the green tones. The insect is an unknown to me but it was interesting to photograph.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-17 7:22]

Hi Matt

This is a splendid photo of a very interesting animal.
Unfortunately i don't know the name of the species, but i will surely come back later to see if anyone did, for i am indeed very curious.
The shot itself is very beautiful. It looks postprocessed, but not in the bad way. I would say you did a very good job...it doesn't look overexposed at all now.
The details are great, the green tones superb and the composition lovely.
Very well done!

Bravo adn TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-17 7:34]

Bonjour Matthew!

Bravo pouir le beau contraste et la netteté.

Stupenda foto. Complimenti ciao gigicacco

wow, this is wonderful, matt! :-)
absolutely nothin to critique here, i would say it is perfect.
the sharpness ist excellent, the color beautiful and the
pose and composition are terrific.
it looks like it is some kind of stink- or shieldbug,
but no idea on the ID.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-17 9:08]

Hi Matthew,
I had to look at it two or three times to see what kind if insect this could be. That didn't help....it looks somewhat like a grasshopper with backpack :)
You did nice work on the light in the picture 'cause it didn't bother me at all, in fact I think it is rather good.
Regards, jacob

Nice photo with excellent sharpness and colors. Look like a specie of "Hemiptera Order".

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-17 9:44]

Hello Matthew,
great shot, the sharpness and the details are amaing. Very nice composed and presentedthe green BG shows off this bug very well.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-17 10:30]

Hallo Mathew,
a clearly structured and well composed picture which shows the bugs details in good sharpness. Nice background, too.
Best wishes, Peter

Good colourfull and cotrast picture

Bien net et très originale. Bravo
Bonne journée.

hi matt
je ne connais pas cet insecte,en tout cas le bg vert le fait bien ressortir.vous auriez peu etre supprimé le bruit mais cela se voit de tres pres.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-09-17 14:46]

nice, cleare and bright shot. Good coloures.

Very nice shot Matthew, composition, colour and exposure is excellent. very well done.
I like this photo.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-09-17 16:48]

Hi Matt,
Very nice picture. The details are very good and sharp. About the bright spots on certain areas, I would say that it's not a problem, on my opinion, because the relection of light seems normal (not a defect) on that kind of texture of the skin of this insect.
Regards, Francois

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-09-17 20:38]

Hi Matthew.- Bella foto de este insecto, parce un moustro de hace millones de años.
Nunca he visto algo igual. Saludos Luis52.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-17 20:46]

I think this is a fantastic shot. Matt, and I am glad you decided to post it. What an amazing looking "grasshopper"!
The details are very sharp and the light seems to be just right now.
I really like the green tones too.
The colors of the insect itself are beautiful.
Great job and TFS. : )

Hi Matt,
I wish I could help on the ID, but no such luck. I think the shot is excellent. Perfectly composed and framed. Beautiful colors and sharp detail. I would say a trip thru some noise reduction software would make this a near flawless shot. Very well done!

This one is GREAT. Sharpness is amazing, DoF excellent as wells as the composition. One of the best bug shots i've seen lately. --> favorites !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-19 4:45]

Hello Matthew,
Excellent close up.POV,sharpness,details,simple BG,framing,colors and composition are wonderful.

Hi Matt
Is P E R F E C T.....

Maybe I can help you with your concerns.
I know a lot of people call me crazy...but if you use flash most of the time you are looking for trouble.
Take care..the picture here isn't bad at all: nice details, sharp insect,...
I recommend most of the flash users(I'm talking about electronic gear on the camera) the following:
1 take your flash
2 make a good sprint
3 throw it away as far you can...

That said..beautiful insect, good compo, good focus...

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-23 9:54]

Visitando tu portfolio, encontré esta reciente entrega, que mezclada entre tantas otras imágenes omití en su momento.
Otra excelente macro Matthew con nitidez y trasfondo logrado como puntos fuertes, además de un bello POV y muy buena composición.
Excelente uso del flash con una iluminación pareja e intensa.
Saludos... Ricardo

Visiting your portfolio, I found this recent post that blended among so many other images I omitted in their moment.
Another excellent macro Matthew with sharpness and achieved background as strong points, besides a beautiful POV and very good composition.
Excellent use of the flash with an smoothly and intense lighting.
Greetings... Ricardo

Excellent shot. All aspects are excellent: colors POV, DOF, sharpness, lights.
No nits

Wow...it looks prehistoric!!!! It looks clear and sharp to me, and fantastic job!!!

Hello Matt,
Me gustó mucho esta foto por los detalles visibles en la chinche y porque me gusta también donde está parada. La composición es agradable, además en bellos tonos de verde.
Bien hecho!

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-01-21 3:22]

Hi Matthew,
this is one of the many beautiful photos in your gallery.Nice detail.

Hello Matthew.

Excellent macro, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

amazing close up, great composition, the frame is too heavy though, TFS Ori

Nice photo with excellent sharpness and colors.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-01-21 5:54]

intresting bug! unusual.
nice colors and focus on subject.


excellent shot!


This is simple superb! What a sharpness, and perfection! The focus is simple so awesome! The green blur background is just too amazing..

Thanks for sharing!

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