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Grasshopper in Alps

Grasshopper in Alps
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Grasshopper & Crickets, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 3:29
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Note : I have made this macro of a Grasshopper during a trek in Aravis mountain at about 1600m altitude.
Common name : Grasshopper – Scientific name : Arcyptera fusca – Family : Acrididae.
Be careful, the name include in the picture is wrong, sorry.
Description : Grasshopper are herbivorous insects (size : 35mm) which can jump long distances with their powerful hind legs and most are also capable of flight. They make noise with their back legs. These insects are divided into two groups: grasshoppers with long antennas and locusts with short antennas.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.
I know the DOF is shallow but I like colors and the rocks, I hope you like too...

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Joli criquet montagnard.
Photo réussi avec une belle couleur verte-jaune recouvrant le criquet. J'aime beaucoup.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-28 3:57]

Great composition, textures, POV, colours. I like it very much. Pity about DOF - I think it could be deeper.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-28 4:11]

A great capture.
The colours and detail of this grasshopper are very nice.
very good composition too.
I think the DOF is just a little shallow,with the rear just falling out of range.
Good work,very well done.

Very neat anatomical detail ... drawback: dull light surroundings

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-28 4:30]

Hi Christian!
Wonderful macro!DOF and details are amazing.Excellent composition.Very well done!TFS...:-)

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  • alois Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
  • [2005-04-28 4:44]

Amazing colours, very nice BG. TFS !

Great macro Christian. What a wonderful bright colour. Awesome sharpness allowing super detail. Nice work. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-28 6:13]

Very well composed, great and sharp details. The POV is excellent and the colors are very nice. This really is a nice picture Christian. You've got a few tiny burnt spots on the leg and head, but nothing serious. Well done and TFS!

Great shot Christian!
I think the shallow DOF works well here. This insect is very interesting and you've captured it very well.
Thanks for sharing

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-28 6:23]

Superbe couleurs et très bonne exposition.

Félicitation pour la netteté et les détails.

Superb macro!
Details,sharpness and colors are excellent!
Thanks for sharing!

Nice macro shoot,
colors are perfect, and image is really sharp...
nice work...


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-04-28 9:58]

Excellent shot. Here all is ok. Well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-28 10:35]

Splendid macro Christian.
Perfectly visible details, good composition.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-28 10:51]

Right on!!!! Christian
What a shot, vivid colors, crisp details.
Excelent work.


Incredible you got this with only F:2.8, DOF is a bit shallow, but really extended if you take into account the f value. Great detail, and beautiful grasshopper. Thanks!

Very good picture, Christian.
Is it real ? ;-)). Great sharpness and colours, very good composition and DOF.
Very well done.

An amazing shot Christian,
You've got the details so clear. excellent composition and colours. Great capture, Thanks for posting

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-28 17:22]

Salut Christian.
C'est vraiment parfait. Sa position, couleurs détails et contraste avec l'arrière-plan. Excellent travail.
Salutations Toni

Nice shot, good POV and pose. Just a little noisy.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-29 18:49]

Christian, excellent shot, excellent sharpness, colors and composition.

The creature is very nice, and youd did a great job.

As for the noise on the bg, I guess the Blur Tool can remove it.

Dof is working well in this shot you have the eye contact. :)
everything is okey.
I like the composition.



They sure make them mean-looking in the alps, Christian!
An impressive specimen and you have captured him well. Great detail, wonderful lighting and very interesting subject. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-05 11:13]

Bonjour Christian,
Très belle composition et superbe macro! couleurs vives et netteté parfaite, belle présentation.

Merci du partage!


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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-07 13:05]
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Impressive macro shot considering it's taken with a small Ixus camera. How close are you to the grasshopper?

Ggreat colours and details. DOF is a little bit tight for my taste.

Thanks for sharing

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-16 9:33]

Je ne l'avais pas vue celle là ! C'est super piqué et d'un jaune éclatant cet orthoptére, félicitations Didier.

Very nice macro! I did not think an IXUS can do macro this good! The DOF is a bit thin but the detail on the grasshopper's body is amazing. The background would look much better if it's more blurred but I think that's where only a DSLR can do better.

T is hardli beleve that grasshoppers live so high. Photo is fantasti Did you take macro or normal lence ?

En voilà une que je n'avais pas vue. Magnifique à tous points de vue, en particulier la quantité de détails visibles et leur netteté. Les couleurs font un très bel ensemble. Le point de vue est très bien choisi. Une très belle photo dans une nature splendide. Bravo Christian!

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-06-26 5:43]

very interesting and amazing colors!
colors,sharpen and background is very good.
Thanks for sharing ;)

Bravo pour cette photo, et merci de m'avoir appris le juste nom de ce criquet.

I like the picture and the content with self critique.
Great work, christian!

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