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Egyptian Grasshopper

Egyptian Grasshopper
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon AF-S VR 105mm 2.8G IF-ED Micro, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 18:08
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today this very Large Grasshopper turned up at work, It is 65 - 75mm long and looks very simular to the 2 that we found last year only larger which turned out to be Egyptian Grasshoppers (Anacridium aegyptium)and as far as I can tell we probably imported those from southern italy with some speciemin plants from there. As we took a delivery of plants from the same source last week I suspect that it came from there as well.
Please compare it to last years images by these links.
Adult Egyptian Grasshopper 2006

Juvinille Eygptian Grasshopper 2006
Let me know what you think about my thought as to the identity please.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-06-01 18:12]

selam ; excellent shot ,good details presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS

  • Proframe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
  • [2007-06-01 18:38]

Very good macro shot Robert.
Excellent sharpness and exposure.
Love the details and the compo is very well done.
Best regards and have a nice weekend, Harry

Hi Rob,
Excellent macro shot, superb sharpness and very nice details. We have similar grasshopper, but with shorter and smaller abdomen (relative to its head and thorax).
Very impressive!


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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-06-01 20:31]

nice colors good pose. focus is a bit soft

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-06-02 6:26]

Hi Rob

Excellent shot of the Grasshopper, nicely composed with a great POV and pose, good detail and lovely colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-02 16:20]

Hi Robert. This is a very good shot of the Grasshopper. fine detail and sharp focus. with great colours.It has a nice POV and DOF. TFS. good notes to,
Nick PT

Hi Robert,
yes, I think that Egyptian Migrant Grasshoper Anacridium does not need a question mark in the title. It is clearly shown in its majestic dimensions in an impressingly three dimensional way, in deep colours, with fine details that deliver a good impression of the characteristically patterned eyes. Wide spread over the whole mediterranean area, these grasshoppers may, as we know, migrate farther north in dense flying crowds - reminding us of medieval times, or, even more likely, travel as single passengers with some of those EEC transports to places farther up north.
Thank you! With best regards,

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