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Copyright: clint newsham (clint) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, Sigma 105 F2.8 Macro.
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pankaj Bajpai's Favorite Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-26 14:36
Viewed: 3301
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
i beleive this is a field grasshopper (chorthippus brunneus).

this grasshopper is usually brown, but various parts of the body and wings may be gret,purple,black or green.
look for the very hairy underside,the sharply angled side ridges on the pronotum and the small bulge on the front edge of the forewing.
the tip of the male abdomen may be red or orange.
the song is a series of short chirps.

size.... 15-25mm

habitat.... dry grassland of all kinds

range.... all of europe

season.... june to november

similar species.... several are superficially similar but are less hairy underneath,(c biguttulus) has a strongly curved front edge to the forewing.

another one caught in the garden over the summer this year, unfortunately this one only had one leg but still managed to get about ok

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Hi Clint,

Great shot, fantastic composition, POV and DOF are also good.BG and colors are striking.

A good job indeed, TFS.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-26 15:01]

Otra aguda, clara y luminosa macro Clint con exacto foco y DOF que genera además, un perfecto fondo por su difusión y contraste.
Una composición muy agradable a partir del efectivo punto de vista y encuadre (aunque para mi gusto es algo centrado).
El excelente post procesado completan una gran presentación.
Feliz 2007 y mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Another razor sharp, clear and luminous macro Clint with exact focus and DOF that it generates also, a perfect bottom for their diffusion and contrast.
A very pleasant composition starting from the effective point of view and framing (although it is something centered for my taste).
The excellent post processed completes a great presentation.
Very happy 2007 and regards... Ricardo

Hi Clint.
Splendid and artistic macro, thats a great combination :)
Lovely composition, colours, details and remarcable lighting.
My late welcome to TN. Hope you enjoy the site.
Regards, Felipe.

Hello Clint.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
Happy new year.

Jose Luis.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-26 19:13]

Hi Clint,

Another superb macro shot, excellent POV and pose, with nice sharp details and excellent colours, I didn't notice that it only had ome back leg until I read your note but it seems to be doing OK, the image is nicely complimented by the dark BG and perfect lighting.

TFS Hilary :o)

bonjour clint
magnifiquement detaillé,ce cliché est parfait.

Hi Clint

Wow.... great macro. Clear details and good low POV. Nice camera work. :-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-27 4:03]

Hello Clint,
Wow ! Excellent macro with an artistic composition ! A pleasure for my eyes.
The +++ : subject, sharpness, DOF, exposure, background, colors...
The - : nothing here...
In advance I wish you a healthy and happy new year with a lot of great photos !


The dark blade and bright colored grasshoper against a dark green background makes this picture very attractive. The picture is sharp and detailed.


Murali Santhanam

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-27 11:40]

Hi Clint.
Next your excellent at high rang shot created in amazing dark-green key. I like the impression incline of the leaf and outstanding sharpness, details and illumination of the grasshoppers. BG is really perfect: blurriness, colour tones. combination of light spot and dark areas. BRAVO. Superb done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-27 14:12]

Love it. Sharp details, good composition and enchanting light.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-27 16:17]

Que magnífico trabajo Clint, excelente compo y agradables detalles, la luz es genial, nitidez excelente. Saludos Felicidades 2007 y muchos éxitos. TP

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2006-12-27 16:19]

WOW! What an excellent shot! Perfectly clear and with a wonderful composition.
Magnificent job as in the rest of your pictures.
Congratulations and TFS.
Best wishes

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-13 17:06]

Hi Clint:
Wooow! Excelente imàgen de este saltamontes. Muy buenos detalles, como asì tambièn el foco, la iluminaciòn y el punto de vista.
Es una gran composiciòn. ¡Congratulaciones!

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