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Funny Face

Funny Face
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, 105mm F2.8D Micro-Nikkor
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature's Oddities [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-17 19:16
Viewed: 5449
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
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Jumping Horse-headed Grasshopper
(Proscopia luceomaculata)

What a comical face. I was pretty excited to photograph this anthropomorphic looking character. This bug looks like he is one of the original cast members from Disney's 'It's a Bugs Life'. My friends discovered this incredible looking insect on the last day while in Puerto Maldonado, Peru.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2011-05-17 20:12]

Hi Paul,

Lovely cartoon face. Plus an angled position makes it even more dizzy and cartoon like. As usual an excellent technical quality. Sharp well exposed. I don't know if BG is natural or artificial, but it help to isolage the subject, and as in cartoon makes it cartoon like again. I should grow up and stop reading this book ;o) Beautifull work and TFS


amazing face, TFS Ori

looks like a drunk comedian during intermission! Truly funny expression! Bravo Paul! The technical qualities are impressive. Love the simplicity here! Thanks for the kind comments earlier Paul! Appreciated!
George Veltchev

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2011-05-17 23:47]

:o)) Great portrait Paul
Bravo and TFS

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-18 0:16]

Very exciting image, what a face, fine closeup. tfs.

Hi Paul,
Great shot, professional quality and very funny face.
This bug is simply fantastic!
Green BG and sharpness are impressive.
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-18 0:28]

Hello Paul,
Wonderful macro portrait in superb quality. Perfect details and splendid colours with a very nice contrasting plain BG. Beautiful diagonal composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-18 2:06]

Fantastic pic my friend,a top quality and a magnificent composition too.Nice to see something to different on TN,this is a great gift to all the members!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hallo Paul,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness and impressive details, fantastic colours, excellent from all aspect
Best regards

Hello Paul.
Your photos are always interesting. Aesthetically are excellent and technically are perfect.

good macro of stick insect. good lighting and background.

hello paul
super good conposition with great sharpness and good details
the colours are lovely
thanks greeting lou

AMAZING shot Paul,

Excellent sharp details and Perfect BG
Great colors

TFS Thijs

this is just like a comic book figure or something,

very well toaken portrait


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-18 18:51]

Hello Paul,
How do you keep finding such incredible subjects to photograph, this one is simple awesome. Your right, he does look like he came straight out of The "Bugs Life" movie. Excellent POV and shown with very fine detail. Love the lighting as it helps illuminate every tiny facial feature. Superb work!!

Hi Paul,

One more strange specie with funny pose in your album. I really enjoy this fine pic. Well done & TFS.


Dear Paul,

I guess, you did not need to guess into which of my 8 themes this image would fit!??
"nature's Oddities"

Thanks for sharing.

Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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