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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-12-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 17:47
Viewed: 3463
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cycle finished.
To understand death, we must first understand that it is part of our life, for thus completes a cycle that goes from birth, grow, reproduce and eventually die. The insects are mostly themselves prey, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and also from birds, and are part of the food chain, but in the semi-desert during the late fall and winter are not able to survive the weather, as we have highly variable temperatures ranging from 25 degrees centigrade in the day to -8 degrees at night.


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-15 17:53]

B&W is a good idea to show death, and you did a very nice capture dear Luis.
Sharp image with great POV, DOF and composition.
TFS and see you on TN.

hello Luis

as Francisco wrote the black and white conversion of this photo
it is the best way to show death on the life of insects, shot with fine POV,
superb focus great sharpness and details, beautifully blurred background,



hello Luis
the composition is exceptional with the b&w choice blows the result, an artistic glance in this terrible moment and a splendid photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-15 23:21]

Hi Luis,
Very beautiful capture of Grasshoper.Sharpness,details and composition are perfect.I liked Black&White choise.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-16 0:41]

Hola Luis,
eres un artista amigo mio,
que buena idea, desaturar esta magnífica escena...
Magnífica y expresiva tu imagen.
¿como se presentan las navidades?
saludos y recuerdos a la familia.

Hi Luis,

This is a unique and dramatic catch of this insect. The B&W color adds appeal to your composition and with a nice POV.

Thank you so much for sharing! :-)

Best Regards,

hello Luis
super sharpness picture
very good details and nice pose
great shot
greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-16 5:31]

Hello Luis
Very interesting presentation.It does give anthother dimension to see that image in B & W.You had captured a very special moment.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-16 7:31]

Hello Luis,
What a great choice to make this photo in black and white. I think it's more impressive than in colour. Fantastic POV, composition, sharpness and OOF BG.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-16 11:18]

Hi Luis. This is a first class Black and white picture. You have taken this with sharp focusing and fine detail. With good use of the light. Well taken TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-16 13:25]

Merhaba Luis,
çok dramatik ve harika bir kompozisyon. Siyah/beyaz kompozisyona çok yakışmış.
Tebrik ederim.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-17 22:57]

Hello Luis,
A fantastic capture of this Grasshopper desperately clinging on to the flower at the end of its life. Excellent sharpness and very effective in black and white!! A beautiful composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Luis,

Impressive and thematic capture with great DOF and impaccable clarity. i like the way that you captured this.
TFS and have a nice day!


Hola Luis,
l'uso del B&W e la composizione orizzontale esaltano la drammaticità "naturale" di questa immagine dai dettagli incredidbili, eccellente la nitidezza, un lavoro di alta qualità
Grazie e complimenti
Buen fin de semana

Hello Luis,

an good image from this insect with black and white.

Exellent details.


Interesting image with this hopper in its death embrace, the B&W tones look great Luis.
I use to live in the high desert of California, so I know how cold it can after that sun drops..
Very well done & Merry Christmas!

Impresionante trabajo Luis, una obra maestra diría yo. Es para comentarla ( y admirarla ) largo rato !
El encuadre y la orientación del conjunto me encantan; eso, junto a la pose del insecto, le dan una fuerza y dinamismo especial ya que consigues imaginar la fuerza del pequeño saltamontes contra la flor.
Luz cuidada y enfoque preciso: eres un gran artista !

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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