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red winged grasshopper

red winged grasshopper
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 10D, 100 macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Grasshopper & Crickets, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 10:35
Viewed: 3908
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Red-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda germanica). Unfortunatly the wingcolour is hard to see. But if you walk in stony habitats were this species occurs the red colour can easily be seen when the animals fly off. This picure was taken on Crete close to the most beautiful place, named Palm beach.

For comparison I posted a cousin of this species in a workshop: the Blue-winged grasshopper (Oedipoda caerulescens). In this picture the blue colours are a bit better visible.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-14 10:43]

Ha Jacob,

Een schitterende opname,van deze sprinkhaan,mooie kleuren en hij zit prachtig op die steen en een mooie achtergrond,super,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-14 10:50]

Hello Jacob,
This shot of a Red-winged Grasshopper makes a fine study in buffs and browns, the BG being very suitable for this purpose. Nice sharp and well composed presntation.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-14 11:17]

Magnifique prise de vue impeccable pour étudier de près ce criquet.
Bonne journée.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-14 11:24]

Hi Jacob,
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the earth colours of the grasshopper too much against a perfect BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hallo Jacob,
Mooie macro!
Leuke compositie.
De scherptediepte is goed; alleen een klein gedeelte soft.
Dit laatste omdat het uit het scherptediepte gedeelte valt.
Prachtige bruine achtergrond. Ook het oog en de kop zijn heel mooi.

hi jacob,
nice macro shot,
good details captured,
nice pov, good dof,
well done,
tfs & regards

good shot I like the angle good background and foreground crisp detail TFS rgds Necip.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-02-14 12:16]

Hello Jacob,
diverse natural brown colours and a beautiful general composition characterize your picture. The grasshopper is nicely presented. Depth of field could be slightly higher so that the hindleg would become sharper.
Best wishes, Peter

What an amazing picture, Bufo.
TFS, Joey

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-14 14:40]

Nice grasshopper. Excellent POV, nice colour tones and perfect DOF. Nicely done



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-15 7:05]

Excelente agudeza para retratar esta especie Jacob con gran desenfoque posterior que a pesar de la armonía de colores con el insecto se destaca perfectamente.
Me gusta la claridad y el foco captados con agradable punto de vista y encuadre que incluso brindan la estética sombra sobre la roca.
Agregué esta imagen a mi Tema de Langostas... gracias por compartirla incluyendo la segunda imagen.
Saludos... Ricardo

Excellent sharpness to depict this species Jacob with great rear out of focus that in spite of the harmony of colors with the insect stands out perfectly.
I like the clarity and focus captured with pleasant point of view and framing that even offer the aesthetic shade on the rock.
I added this image to my Theme of Grasshoppers... thank you for sharing including the second image.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hello Jacob
Very nice shot of Grasshopper,
Perfect focusing and composition,
Excellent shot.


Hello Jacob,
Sorry for delay, but I really have a "hot period" :)
Anyway, finally I have a few minutes so I can without any problems comment this nice photo :)
I really like Orthoptera. They are a very good objects in photography. Here you took a very nice macro with good details and nice colours. And finally I know how to recognize these two Oedipoda species! :)
On the other hand a little better DOF on the hind leg would be nice :)
Best greetings,

hi jacob!
nice macro with good sharpness
and fine pov and dof
great composition and nice bg to
well done!

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