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Copyright: Christos Saprikis (momos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-26 6:53
Viewed: 5303
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Grasshopper
Phylum, Arthropoda; Class, Insecta; Order, Orthoptera

Morphology
Big hind legs for jumping
2 pairs of wings: forewings narrow and relatively hard; hind wings large, membranous
Antennae not very long, 20-24 segments
Conspicuous eyes

Food
Many species of grasshoppers are general herbivores feeding on a variety of plants. Some species only like grasses.

Predators
Birds, lizards,mantids, spiders, and rodents eat grasshoppers.

Impact on the Ecosystem
Positive
As herbivores, grasshoppers link plants to the rest of the ecosystem. Frass (droppings) contribute to nutrient turnover by returning nutrients as fertilizer for the plants. They provide food for birds and other arthropods.
Negative
Sometimes some species of grasshopper occur in very large numbers and cause serious crop damage and loss of plants in pastures.
Info: http://insected.arizona.edu)


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These fotos captured with a Canon 350D + reversed Pentacon 50mm. More info Here
ISO 100
1/200 seconds
f:??
PHOENIX RL-59 for fill-in

RawShooter essentials 2005 + Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 (crop, levels, sharpen)

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hi,

just wow... i love it
cosmln

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  • MartaW (34)
  • [2006-03-26 9:32]

Great work and great 4 photos.

Hi Christos,
Excellent close ups. Congratulations... TFS. Have nice days...
Ali Rıza

Hi Christos,
wow, realy amazing, these hoppers are wonderful. I love the stripes in the eyes and the different colours, excellent shots and a beautiful collage, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-03-27 12:19]

Privet Christos.
My most favourite objects for photofilming. At the upper left it is especially good!
And why all together?

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