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Eastern Lubber

Eastern Lubber
Photo Information
Copyright: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (78)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 50
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-23 11:07
Viewed: 3359
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Romalea microptera. This was taken at the Orlando Wetlands park near Christmas. There were several around, this one was the only one that had a full set of legs. Not sure how the others had lost their limbs. They can be heard hissing when threatened which is the the secretion of a foamy irritant from the thoracic region known as 'tobacco spit'. They a quite large with the females being about 8cm long.

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What a great and sharp capture!
Lovely colors and details.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-23 22:15]

Hello Mark,
Welcome to TN!
A fine well composed shot of this large species of grasshopper, the Eastern Lubber, showing its features including the large hind legs and small wings with good sharpness and colours against a fine contrasting sandy BG.
Thanks for sharing this image of a species that I think is new for TN.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-24 10:37]

Hi mark. Thanks for your comment. and welcome to TN. This is a good close up of the Grasshoper. Taken with good detai land natural colours. Well taken TFS.

Bellissima foto, complimenti! Ottimi colori e nitidezza.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

hello Mark
great picture of this Beauty
great details and beautiful colours
very good sharpness
greeting lou

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