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Flying brushwood

Flying brushwood
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Copyright: Emmanuel Boitier (emmari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm f/2.8 D
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-24 5:16
Viewed: 4969
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cette espèce singulière est Acrida ungarica mediterranea. C'est un criquet que l'on trouve dans le bassin méditerranéen. Sa tête allongée lui donne vraiment un aspect surprenant. Dissimulé dans la végétation, on le remarque à peine. Et si l'on s'approche de trop près, c'est comme une brindille qui s'envole !

This singular species is Acrida ungarica mediterranea. It is a locust which you can find in the Mediterranean basin. Its lengthened head gives him really a amazing aspect. Dissimulated in the vegetation, one hardly notices it. And if one approaches too near, it is as a brushwood which flies away!
Hope you like it.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-01-24 5:19]

Very exotic insect!
Very good details!
Strange head it has!
Very good POV and BG!

Brilliant shot. DOF and detail are superb. I like the composition and the background works really well.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-24 7:04]

Bonne macro,le Bg s'harmonise bien avec le sujet et les couleurs sont parfaitement expsées. Félicitations pour la netteté.

Merci Emmanuel!


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-01-24 7:30]

Very interesting grass-hopper and perfect picture. Nice details and colors.

Hi Emmanuel.
Another beautiful one
I love this picture.
Excellent composition Good color and definition. Excellent POV.
Thank you and Regards

superb contribution, again. Very interesting insect that not many of us have seen before. Colours, sharp details, keen diagonal composition, and the insect very well set off from a neutral background are just superb. A technically and artistically perfect picture. Thank you!

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