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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grasshopper & Crickets, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-30 16:00
Viewed: 6256
Points: 26
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Saddle-backed bush-cricket, Ephippiger ephippiger Female
The bush-cricket on the photo is female of the common saddle-backed bush-cricket, Ephippiger ephippiger, as always please correct me if I am wrong, Thanks.
Mating in bushcrickets involves a male calling song which attracts receptive females. These calls are usually species-specific, and the evolution of songs and preferences are important to speciation and sexual selection. The bushcricket Ephippiger ephippiger shows unusual variation in song structure throughout its European range. Within the species song changes as much as it does between similar species of bushcricket. Crossing experiments in the laboratory have demonstrated that this variation is genetic, and that females show corresponding genetic variation in preferences.
Ephippiger ephippiger is being used as a model system to investigate characteristics of female preferences, their genetics, and the traits which are most important to females. In general, female preferences match the distribution of male song and have probably evolved by coevolution. However, preferences for some traits are mis-matched and may have evolved in another context. Yet other traits are subject to directional female preferences and may have evolved by sexual selection, for example, traits which correlate with male age are strongly discriminated against, with females showing preferences for younger males.
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Wow, this is a great doublet Felipe. The LP is so full of details and I love the two different poses. Great job followed by an interesting note.

Superb capture. This looks a lot like what we call a corn cricket. The details are very sharp. the two POV very nice to ID. Also a great note.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-30 16:59]
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Ya estas abusando de los LP!... y cada vez mejores! (ten cuidado, creo que esta permitido hasta 4 Mb. de estas imágenes por usuario... de todas formas, llegado el caso es cuestion de conversarlo con Adam).
Gran composicion Felipe... los detalles de los ojos, las garras, antenas, etc es sobresaliente... una nueva muestra de la calidad de macro de la F717.
Impecable presentacion e interesante nota... si tuviera que criticarte algo, deberia decirte que en la foto de frente, la pobre langosta quedó bizca por culpa tuya... pero lo dejaremos pasar en esta oportunidad... jejeje.

Super set of images Filipe so clear and almost 3D.The use of S & H works well here the notes are very intresting too.

That really is a very very good double shot of this most unusual Cricket Felipe. Superb sharpness and an excellent note. Quality post.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-30 18:13]

Excellent work Felipe, she's stocky looking and kinda cute. Never seen one like this before, details are abundant and sharp. Great work.

Very nice job again Felipe! I'll just ditto the usual remarks stated so far and add that I appreciate the general high standard I see in your work. Great job!

So wauwm Felipe,
What an extreme good LP shots you made here, very good compositions both, great sharpness and nice colours, very good job, with my compliments

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-01 4:16]

Excellent shots and very well presented.
Amazing sharp detail.
A great note too.
Very well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-01 9:57]

This guy is ugly but you captured him beautifully. Your sharpness and DOF is good, but I especially love the eyes

Very well captured.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-10-01 12:10]

Waouh ! Quand on click sur l'image, quelle qualité et quelle définition on découvre, génial ! Compliments !
Great ! Congratulations Felipe !

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-13 17:40]

Felipe, amazing shots. As usual, sharpness is just perfect.

Great POVs, compositions and colors. The frame is nice too.



Nice shots, Felipe. I just found a baby bush cricket in my back yard and was just reading up on them. Unfortunately I only got a few shots before he jumped into the darkness.
Your photo is sharp and the DOF is perfect.

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