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Portrait of a Grasshopper

Portrait of a Grasshopper
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/75 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Great Portraits Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 5:07
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
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At Last found the ID of this

Common Milkweed plant Painted Grasshopper (Poekilocerus pictus)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Superphylum: Protostomia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Divisio: Neoptera
Subdivisio: Polyneoptera
Ordo: Orthoptera
Subordo: Caelifera
Infraordo: Acrididea
Superfamilia: Pyrgomorphoidea
Familia: Pyrgomorphidae
Subfamilia: Pyrgomorphinae
Tribus: Poekilocerini
Genus: Poekilocerus
Species: pictus

Reported in India as occasionally causing severe defoliation in bamboo forests in dry regions, and as a serious pest in forest nurseries in Pakistan (Beeson 1941; Browne 1968).

Primarily an agricultural pest, but also injurious to Dendrocalamus strictus.

P. pictus has conspicuous, bright, bluish-green and yellow colours. The grasshopper has an annual life cycle and hibernates in the egg stage. Eggs are laid in masses in the soil.

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Dear Haraprasan!
What a colourful portrait of grasshopper! Really amazing creature you presented today! I like a lot mosaic of colours on its body and a "face-to-face" POV.
TFS and have a very nice afternoon!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-09-30 5:37]

Hi Haraprasan

This is a splendid portrait of one of the most colorful grasshoppers i've ever seen!
I really love the vivid tones and patterns on his head and the way the lines contrast between each other.
The full-fronatal POV is terrific and the DOF is excellent - keeping the entire head in such a good focus. Very sharp details and good magnification as well.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-30 5:42]

Hello Haraprasan,
Wow, this is a smart one in a stripy suit! Brilliant capture from a nice POV with sharp details and beautiful colours. I like its arrogant pose on that leaf too! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Awesome Hara!
This is a great POV and an amazingly colourful shot.
Glad you could find the ID for it and add a good note.
I wondered if a little more contrast and sharpening would give this even more impact,so I made some subtle changes in a workshop.
I hope it is ok.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-09-30 7:51]

Hello Haraprasan,
you show an impressive and nice portrait of the grasshopper. Face, eyes and in particulatr the antennae are shown very clear and with excellent sharpness. Besides your superb work, I appreciate the phantasy of nature to create such interesting looking creatures.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-30 9:24]

Hi Haraprasan. What a colourful insect you have here. one i have never seen. you have captured the colours and detail so well. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS. good note too.

Vaya maravilla Hara. , y es que en vuestro País tenéis unos bichos bien exóticos :-)
Una enorme profundidad y un perfecto encuadre. Bello juego de colores y bien enfocada.
Saludos y hasta pronto: J. Ignasi

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-30 10:11]

Hello Haraprasan

This looks like a Disney character.What a wonderful POV and composition.It is a portrait of a colourful hopper.You have given this insect 'character'.Excellent focus with sharp details.This is lovely.TFS

WOW Haraprasan, amazing lovely pose for this grasshopper, ho many you pay for this:)? splendid portrait with wonderful colors, beautiful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Prasan,
what a awesome front post of this beautiful grasshopper and I called it a super close up!
very sharp with details and beautiful coloration!
very well done and well seen

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-30 12:47]

Hi Haraprasan,

What amazing colors for a grasshopper! Looks like someone painted him. I love the head on pose. Nice colors and details and a most fascinating post.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-09-30 17:23]

Haraprasan, this guy has indeed a great pose.

I like colors, pov and composition. Great contrast and bg.

hello haraprasan,
liked the daring frontal pov very much, excellent composition, sharp image, looks likr its posing for you,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-30 23:38]

Hi Haraprasan

A wonderful portrait of an amazing grasshopper. Great exposure control and nice detail.


Hi Haraprasan,
Now that's one "wild and crazy" looking guy ;)
The POV couldn't be better in this face shot mf. I think Steve's WS has helped to make it even better.
Well done!

That's a face! ha ha Lovely! He looks like he's about to tell a joke or start a conversation. Wonderful pose!

Hi Haraprasan,
Your grasshoper looks like «kool and relax»!!!
Great shot. Perfect focus and beautiful colours. DOF is excellent.


Hello dear Haraprasan
Very nice portrait of this Grasshopper,
Perfect details,DOF and lighting,Superb shot.

Good Luck

Wouaw !!!
Splendid and impressive colors on this Grasshopper, she is wonderfull !!!
Excellent focus with an ideal deeph of field,
lovely pose and great composition,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-02 2:19]

Hi Haraprasan,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique.

Hi Haraprasan,
Excellent POV and composition. Incredible detail and color. Very well done.


Hi Haraprasan
I think it is one of the best grasshopper portraits on treknature. It is funny - He is lookin like "Man what am I doing here" :-) Sharpness is good, beautiful colors ,great compostion and background. And last but not least colrs of the grasshopper
Very good job
Best wishes

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-03 10:42]

What a beautiful grasshoper with those stunning colors!! And what a perfect close-up!! Magnificent sharpness, colors, DOF and composition.
Really great, dear friend!
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing this beauty.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-10-09 13:20]

Hi Haraprasan, very interesting outfit! Great subject I must say, and great fun to watch creatures you dont even imagine they exist. TFS this with us. Reina

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-16 11:31]

Hello Haraprasan,
THis picture is TERRIFIC! Fantastic colors! Perfect pose!

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