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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, Velbon PH-263 head
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-12 4:55
Viewed: 3781
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, last week I`ve gotten so bored on a luxurious cruise that I broke away from the humongous boat docked in Catalina Island, sneak away from everyone and I had a blast chasing crickets in the hills up Avalon, this one particularly large bugga, around five inches that is was dreaming away looking straightforward at the Pacific Ocean view in a gorgeous sunny day from the top of the most spiky cactus you can imagine...

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This is great, amazing, wonderful shot!
Just perfect!

I am not sure if I would be chasing a crickets thats 5" long. Nice POV.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-12 6:46]

Very original, very well composed and great details. Lovely colors and good POV & DOF! Well done & TFS Radu. :)

Radu, Very well composed with good light. Catchy title - original! TFS! P.S. So what does a grasshopper dream about "Grasshopper"?? ;-))

Superbe photo Radu!
Felicitations !
Très réussie.

Great shot Radu!
It looks very unusuall and interesting. The hairy cactus and blue BG looks great.
I would maybe changed this frame. I have feeling that it could be better.
Anyway, the photo is very special and I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-12 10:52]

Hi Radu. Fantastic photo, splendid perspective.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-12 17:31]

How many times did he try jumping up to the top of the cactus. Nice composition and good details of the cactus which looks like fur.
Regards Toni

He looks like he is climbing a huge mountain. Great POV. I love the head and eye. Very detailed shot Radu. Well done. TFS.

At first sight, I tought the grasshopper was climbing a camel back and neck. I like the mystery in this picture. Very nice soft colors. Good mood.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-18 10:15]

Personal assessment of the photo: more than great.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: good.
Thanks, Radu.

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