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RG without the B... :)

RG without the B... :)
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Kenko extension tube
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-22 12:39
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think that this small (very) creature is a kind of a cricket, a tiny one.
In those days here in out country there is an early spring blossom of all kinds of flowers.
this is an Anemone coronaria, a very common flower in Israel now, when I saw it I tried to get a special angel then I saw this little cricket eating its petal, the contrast between the two colours caught my eyes.
Unfortunatly I didn't have much time to 'play around' but I managed to take few frames, this is one of them.
I hope you will like it.

JoseMiguel, simon182, oki, peter_stoeckl, delic, RAP, SelenE, cicindela has marked this note useful
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Hi Elroie,
Amazing contrasting picture!
I like so much all the vivid red displayed, and their gradations.
The cricket makes an color accent in this composition.
Thanks to the good light, you got clear and sharp details on the insect.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Elroyie,
I very much like the combination of the deep red and the saturated green colors.
Excellent point of view and depth of field.


hello elroyie!
very good macro with great
sharpness and fine colours
fine composition to
well done!

Hi Elroyie,
your picture is very well presented. Colors (especially the contrast between green grashopper and red flower is great) and fuzzy area around are really good,
Best regards,

Hello Elroy,
beautiful, simply well composed macro with excellent details, well reported Rs and Gs, and coming with a well announcing, funny title. Maybe I might crop the narrow green stripe at the left.
This anemone is a wonderful flower, and it must be wonderful to see a meadow of them that early in spring.
Lovely scene, I very much like the exact focus and the beautiful falloff in sharpness allowing to see the insect and the lovely hairy edge of the petal so well isolated.
That cute little nymph should stop eating those petals, go back to school and learn something about proper use of camouflage. Otherwise she will not be getting much older.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-22 13:28]

Bonsoir Elroyie
Super cette composition avec une couleur rouge et verte, excellent cadrage. Photo très astusieuse.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-22 14:12]

Hello Elroyie,
A wonderful photograph and a clever title. It's amazing how little the cricket looks on the flower-not visible on the thumbnail. Great colors, pov and depth of field. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-22 15:51]
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Hermosa captura Elroyie muy similar al insecto que publiqué en noviembre de una captura en Uruguay, con una especie cuyo tamaño no superaba los 12mm.
Una profundidad muy acotada que brinda el necesario enfoque y a la vez un agradable OOF sobre la flor.
Los bellos e intensos colores contrastan con efectividad, gracias a la correcta iluminación de la escena a pesar de la baja velocidad de disparo.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Beautiful capture Elroyie very similar the insect that I published in November of a capture in Uruguay, with a species whose size didn't overcome the 12mm.
A very enclosed depth that offers the necessary focus and at the same time a pleasant OOF on the flower.
The nice and intense colors contrast with effectiveness, due to the correct illumination of the scene in spite of the slow speed shot.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-22 16:30]

Hi Elroyie,
Great shallow DOF with an amazing red, which makes your green grasshopper stand out very well. Clever composition, I really liked this. TFS

Hello Elroyie!
This is very impresive picture! The object, larva of Orthoptera, has probably not more that 6-8mm!
I like not only DOF and nice POV but also a green-red contrast :)
TFS and all the best!


Yes it's only two colours, but two very vibrant and contrasty colours that show that nature isn't always going to give us the full range that out histograms want to see!
I love the low viewpoint you've used and the sharpness is great, just where we want to see it.
Not all of the cricket is in focus but it is effective enough for him to stand out.
Good job with only a few frames at your disposal.


Shalom David,
Excellent isolation of the subject. It is even better when you have such color contrast!
Very good work with the DOF - with fantastic result!
TFS - Shir

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