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Beautiful Nature
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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM, B+W 52 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-09 13:03
Viewed: 3290
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I don't know its name but I find it pretty cool, I found it in the garden earlier today.
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-09 13:15]

Hi Mario. Not to sure what it is but a you say a cool looking insect. You have taken this with fine detail and sharp focusing. Good use of the flash to give bright colours. well done TFs.

Very colourful, Mario. And very good lighting indeed. Good eye level point of view. In addition an excellent depth of field,isolating your subject (whatever it is) and generating a wonderful bokeh in the background

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-08-09 13:45]

mario nice to see you again with such a fantstic shot.
the capture is graet, marvelous pov good composition fantastic photojob here, I like ita lot, Have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-09 16:25]

Salut Mario,c'est sans doute une Tettigonia Viridissima,vraiment excellente la qualite' de ta photo,les details et les couleurs sont exceptionels.Mes compliments pour la tres belle capture,bonne Dimanche,Luciano

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-08-09 16:35]

This is a really striking photo. Outstanding color and sharpness. Gary

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-09 16:44]

Hola amigo,
perfecto trabajo,
foco color y pov realmente excelentes.
saludos Mario

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-09 16:57]

Hi Mario,

This is a surprising subject from you. Just proves that you can make any living thing into a work of art. Is this some sort of grasshopper? What long legs it has. Magnificent colors and details (as always), lovely background and a wonderful composition on the diagonal whatever that is.


hello mario,
excellent macro shot, the colors are well saturated and the contrast is good, the image is very sharp with good details, lovely pov too, i feel that you should try macro shots more frequently as we will be able to see good work like this more often from a photographer of your caliber.
tfs & regards

For some reason the purple/violet is the attraction...and even though it is not the focus, it goes so well together in the image that the "grasshopper" looking insect is upstaging the main colour or at least they compliment each other very well.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-09 22:05]

Hello Mario,
This is the first time I have seen a shot of a Cricket from you!
This is a very fine sharp macro of a species of Tree-cricket (Oecanthus sp). The long curved ovipositor tell that this is a female.
An excellent portrait from a fine POV, Mario, beautifully composed.
TFS this beauty,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-10 2:46]

Hello Mario, Brilliant sharp shot. Superb macro work and great composition. Well done. Ganesh

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-08-10 3:01]

Hello Mario,
you show this grasshopper with great sharpness and colours.
The composition of the picture including the background design is very attractive.
Light is professionally balanced.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-10 4:34]

Hello Mario,
A beautiful composition showing this fine Cricket sharply in focus and against a beautiful background. Very fine details and natural colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Bonjour Mario,
Très belle photo de ce criquet, bien rendu sur un BG bien coloré,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-10 11:12]

Hi Mario.
Amazing, simply brilliant subject and so outstanding by quality picture. BG with blurred fine flowers is superb. Image of the cricket and stem is terrific. Stunning details and sharpness, splendid colour palette. Bravo. And my congratulations.

You are correct... it is cool! I love the angle, the sharpness and the fantastic natural colorsl. The light and details are great too.

Evelynn : )

salut Mario

quelle belle image de cette sauterelle, toi l'homme des oiseaux
ici tu nous montre ton talent en photograhiant autre chose qu'un oiseau,
et encore une fois tu nous viens avec de beaux background, TFS


Ciao Mario,
stupenda macro dagli splendidi colori, eccellenti POV e DOF, molto accurata la composizione, straordinaria definizione, bellissimo BG con i vividi colori sfocati dei fiori.
TFS. Maurizio

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-08-12 23:15]

Bonjour Mario,

Superbe photo bien composée de cette sauterelle. Excellent focus. Très bonne lumière et splendides couleurs. J'aime beaucoup l'arrière plan avec les fleurs roses qui met bien en valeur l'insecte.
Bonne journée,

This is pretty cool indeed Mario! Ça ressemble à une sorte de cricket. Les détails, l'exposition et les teintes de couleurs sont de toute beauté! J'aimerais bien en rencontrer un aussi dans mon jardin :)!

Hi Mario,
well that is one heck of an excellent shot,sir.So you won't have to wonder what this insect is-it is a Katydid.Your capture is very sharp and well focused with very fine details and true colours.An eye pleasing photo with nothing about it that really needs to be changed.Thank you for sharing this most interesting insect. Bob

Hello again Mario!
This is a very unique picture as for you. Among all these wonderful pictures of bird - here is an insect! :>
I believe Ivan is right according to ID.
Very sharp cricket and great DOF. I like also BG - the pink colour of flowers add a lot of possive "energy" to this presentation :)
TFS and best regards,

Bonjour Mario,

Une prise de vue rapprochéequi permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'insecte sur la tige de la plante. L'image est claire et nette. La lumière embellie les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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