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Harvest is comming soon...

Harvest is comming soon...
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Copyright: Claude Ouellet (tiklod) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-08 9:37
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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Dark Bush Cricket in wheat field, Kamouraska (Québec, Canada)

The family Tettigoniidae, known in American English as katydids and in British English as bush-crickets, contains more than 6,400 species. It is part of the suborder Ensifera and the only family in the superfamily Tettigonoidea. They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets than to grasshoppers.

Tettigoniids may be distinguished from grasshoppers by the length of their antennae, which may exceed their own body length, while in grasshoppers are always relatively short.

The name "katydid" comes from the sound produced by species of the North American genus Pterophylla (literally "winged leaf"). The males of katydids have sound-producing organs (via stridulation) located on the hind angles of their front wings, which in some species produce a sound thought to resemble the words "Katy did, Katy didn't", hence the name. In some species females are also capable of stridulation.

There are about 255 species in North America, but the majority of species live in the tropical regions of the world.

The diet of tettigoniids includes leaves, flowers, bark, and seeds, but many species are exclusively predatory, feeding on other insects, snails or even small vertebrates such as snakes and lizards. Some are also considered pests by commercial crop growers and are sprayed to limit growth.

The spike headed katydid is somewhat notorious for its plantlike appearance, which allows it to blend in with the vegetation on which it lives, and the spikes discourage potential predators.

The males provide a nuptial gift for the females in the form of a spermatophore, a nutritious body produced with the male's ejaculate(From Wikipedia)!

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Hello Claude,

Beautiful composition with this gold colour. Focus and light on the cricket are nice. Weel done!

Hi Claude,
very nice capture of this harvestman. With fantastic and superb colors, fine details, especially its head section. eyes contact, POV/DOF very nice. really good macro shot. TFS, well done

Hello Claude
You have a wonderful pov here and a spot on dof..the bg is superb.

Hi Claude
I liked this! Splendid macro!
Excellent texture, sharpness and interesting POV.
Very good nuance; very pleasant composition.
Well done!
My best regards,
José Roberto

Congrats Claude,
Very good image. Well composed. Nice colours and light.
Well done

He blends right in with his surroundings and yet sticks out quite well..Sort of ironic yes? This is quite a creative perspective including a number of things to focus and think about, even if there were no notes...Very nice Claude!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-08 12:03]

Hi Claude,

The golden tones in this photo are beautiful. Great shot of the cricket - the details on his face are excellent. I love his pose with his head above the flowers. An unusal picture and a great post.


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  • Wasiak (22)
  • [2007-11-08 13:25]

Excelent photo, nice Job:)
Im impressed:)
Regards Paweł:)

Bonjour Claude,
cette macro est superbe la lumière est géniale les couleurs naturelles et parfaitement rendues, tu atteins un niveau très bon, tes photos sont de plus en plus soignées, un tout grand bravo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-08 14:48]

very nice position ,a good idea to take at not usual pic,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2007-11-08 16:21]

Salut Claude,

Belle capture que tu as fait de ce criquet. J'aime la lumière qui frappe l'animal et l'uniformité des couleurs n'empêche en rien au criquet de très bien se détacher du background!
Très bien réussi!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-08 17:00]

Bonsoir Claude,

Quelle belle photo, elle est parfaite! Le lissé et la netteté des couleurs et de l'image, les couleurs sont splendides, quel plaisir de laisser aller son oeil dans la photo. Merci beaucoup!


Ohh, j'aime beaucoup la composition de celle ci et la belle lumière qui s'en dégage.
Merci et bravo!


salut claude
belle présentation, comme quoi même si il n'y a pas plusieurs coloris cela donne une bonne image, bien vu, merci a toi

Bonjour Claude,

Une belle image de cette sauterelle sur l'épi, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hello Claude,
Very attractive shot you bring here. Personally, I like kind of this mood very much. :) Lovely overall browny sunset colouration with excellent details and fantastic focusing.
Also, very nice composition & POV, well presented!!
Nice capture and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin
Have a great weekend! :)

Bonjour claude,
This is a good shot in best DOF and lighting!
I loved the pose of Cricket in the golden sunlight a lot!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and very details in the shot
well done
best wishes

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-09 11:00]

What a fantastic picture, Claude!
I like a lot the point of view, with the cricket popping up from behind the wheat ear.
Magnificent sharpness and great composition.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-09 14:50]

Perfect composition!
I love the PoV here: you are really face to face with the creature!
Superb work

Bonjour Claude,
Quelle photo, c'est du grand art, la composition avec la lumière est sublime, la sauterelle se marie aux brins de blé, les couleurs sont extraordinaires, dorées comme le blé. Vraiment je trouve cette photo parmi les plus belles et la conserve dans mes rares favoris. Tu as vraiment beaucoup de talent , la prochaine fois que je vais à québec on va voir les Harfengs des neiges ensemble cet hiver...loll...
Merci et bravo

Hi Claude.
Excellent sharpness and detail on the cricket. Great composition using the wheat going out and into the right corner with lovely colours throughout in the golden browns.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-10 11:06]

Hello Claude

The colour palette in this shot is excellent.Your title matches the shot well.
Well focused with excellent sharpness of detail,the colours are well saturated.
Very good use of lighting and contrast.
Wonderful eye contact with the hopper
Nicely composed


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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-11-10 17:27]

Salut Claude,
Il en faut du talent pour faire une aussi superbe photo avec un sujet aussi courant...(pour ne pas dire banal). Vraiment superbe cliché, très original comme composition, l'éclairage donne une couleur superbe, les détails des yeux et des antennes...enfin tout est MAGNIFIQUE!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-11 6:11]

Salut Claude, vraiment superbe cette macro, les couleurs chaudes sont absolument ravissantes, le piqué est 'sharpie sharp' ;-) et le background est parfait. Bravo !


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