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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000, 28-105 mm, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.6, 1/1152 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Montenegro
Theme(s): Grasshopper & Crickets, Grasshopper, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-31 21:01
Viewed: 5597
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets) are fascinating creatures to me.

This unknown species, most probably belonging to genus Isophya, family Tettigoniidae, I met 2000 m asl, high in the Bjelasica Mts. in Montenegro. These mountains are a true paradise for these insects. I saw at least a dozen species on the very rich alpine meadows.
As other tettigoniids they are predators hunting for all kinds of smaller insects.

I really wish I could identify this guy, but it's not so easy. Genus Isophya is very big and diverse, there are many species endemic for various mountain chains in Europe. And what's more - Balkans are main hot-spot of biodiversity in Europe.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-31 21:31]

Bonne macro et superbes détails.

Félicitations pour le bel éclairage.

Merci Michal


Hi michal, one good macro again. Excelent details and clearnes.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-01 2:02]

Hello Michal!
Excellent macro.It's very close and well detailed.
POV,colors,sharpness and composition are wonderful.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-01 2:27]

Nice portrait of the grasshopper. Excellent sharpness and colors. TFS.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-01 2:57]

super makro, dobra robota. Zielony potworek rysuje się ostro z dobrze nasyconymi kolorami. Podoba mi się.
Pozdr. Al.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-02-01 4:48]

Hello Michal,very good macro.
Great colours, good details and composition
Well done

Hi Michal,
That is an excellent macro. I really like the frame filling tight crop on this. You have amazingly good detail. The sunlight has really made the green coloring very vivid. Really well done!

Beautiful macro. Clear and colorful. And from very close range. How comes it didn't leaped? (You maybe had an agreement with him: "if you stay still, I'll make you a star model on TN!")

Regards, Petru

Hi Michal.
We have some of these around here too.
I have searched quite a lot in a shot I posted HERE and looks very much lile the one in your photo.
Might be from the same family? although if you say in your note there are plenty of species who knows, I am not very good at insects.
This one is a great close up, with goos details, nice angle and vivid colours. TFS.

Olá Michal,
grande foto, grandeza nos detalhes e cores perfeitas!!!


Fantastic this macro! The colours are very good!
Bye Tom

Hello Michal,

Sorry no time for a decent comment, but definitely worth a ;-)


Excellent Macro photo here. Good Composition, POV, detail and DOF. Well Done and TFS,

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2006-02-06 11:27]

Witaj Michale,
Nie wiem jak ty to robisz, że Twoje macro wygląda jak spod mikroskopu stereoskopowego, ajakośc jest niedościgniona. Myślę, ze to trochę sprawa sprzętu, ale przede wszystkim wiedzy i Twoich osobistych umiejętności.
Wspaniały kadr, takaż jakość i kolory.

Hi Michal,
I found it amaizing, incredible. I love this close up and its details and colors.
Well done

hi michal
le vert de ce criquet est vraiment lumineux,les details bons et la netteté aussi.

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