- pirate (7474)
- [2007-10-11 4:25]
45 cm!!! I am running! I hope you used the tele ;-)
lovely result anyway with great sharpness spot on the head and nice colours
- joey (24909)
- [2007-10-11 5:10]
45CM!!!!!!!! Blooooomin' Heck!!
It could eat you alive at that size!
I'm going to have nightmares of massive grasshoppers eating me up now :(
A super good shot of this hefty cricket.
+++ I think the DOF works well even if you don't. Nice lighting and good colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Great composition.
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Well done mate,
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-10-11 5:25]
Not bad at all for a 2Mp camera.
Good sharpness considering and I like the composition; well exposed.
POV is a bit dodgy, but as you say you were young then :)
- martic (1327)
- [2007-10-11 5:44]
Great macro with excellent details and colors, very well done
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-10-11 10:32]
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect focusing,lighting and BG,
Wonderful shot with a 2mp camera,Welldone.
You're keen, getting this close to a Weta. Did it jump on you, I hear they cling really well? :)
Nice tight composition and placing the Weta on a diagonal across the frame makes for a more interesting and stronger image. It's good to see all it's legs and antennae are included too.
On my screen the image has an overall yellow cast (especially noticeable in the bark and lichens) so I have done a workshop for you to adjust the blue channel using the curves tool in Photoshop to reduce the yellow a tad. Hope you don't mind.
PS - for those freaking out at the 45cm maybe you should post a pic of a Cave Weta. :)
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-10-11 13:34]
nice shot of this interesting insect. Nicely composed. POV, sharpness, details very nice. But interesting and informative notes about it. 45 cm very large.
thanks for sharing
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-10-12 1:49]
My woe continues, just marking the shot for the time being and will come back with a proper critique later. Sorry.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-10-12 18:27]
It looks good picture-wise but it looks like a yucky that might jump and bite me kinda bug. My OZ friends whom I see face to face tell me never to go down under..I would be in company of insects, snakes and natives who would "take advantage" of my naivety. But as far as a photo goes.... I might have to remember my ZigZag way of going..:-)
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-10-13 13:01]
Well, now I can see of of the most enigmatic and amazing insect species in the world! Genus includes Hemideina one of the most amazing creatures among not only Orthoptera but the whole animal fauna. Did you know that some New Zeland species can survive freezing? (for more details please see my note here , I know the species is totaly different and not so impressive :>).
According to technical aspects of this image I have to say that thanks to very good POV, DOF and colouration it is a great pleasure to watch this photo. Very good work!
TFS and my best regards,
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-10-13 15:47]
The NZ wetas are scary animals :-) Would like to see one alive one day... Perfect presentation - well seen ears on the front tibia and the shiny armour.
Best greetings & TFS!
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-10-15 14:29]
Curioso ejemplar de sorprendentes medidas, menos mal que es un insecto dócil, su pose mas que defensiva parece de intimidación, excelente la nitidez y detalles conseguidos, saludos