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Cricket in the afternoon

Cricket in the afternoon
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A530, Helios 58mm 1:2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-13 7:50
Viewed: 4272
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A small cricket, suclass Ensifera,
taken with homemade macro lens;
illumination : a mirror.
Light: hard sun ligth
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Hola Hernan!
Interesting capture of this small cricket species. Maybe DOF is not perfect, but I like to watch species which can not be observed by me in the wild :)
But this time I have also some technical suggestions :>
1. there is a little too much free space under the insect (black part of photo), especially that legs are cutted.

2.please use F bigger than 5.6 (if it is possible). When you have strong light (as here because of sun) it will allow to keep better DOF (I usually try to use in macrophotgraphy F at least 6.4, better some 7.6-8.0; there are many pictures in TN taken with F even bigger)

3.note - a little longer would be nice, especially that there are not too many photos of Orthoptera from S America, and I am sure that I am not the only person who would like to read something more about this creature (eg. its size and habitat :>).

Anyway, nice to see new photo from you my Friend!
Greetings from cold Lodz (some +12C...),

Hi Hernan, fantastic cricket, great macro with wonderful light and good details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Hernan,
Bonita captura de este pequeño grillo, buena nitidez e iluminación, me gusta la luz que parece atravesar algunas partes de su cuerpo. Después de leer la nota que enviaste a Radomir, tengo que reconocer el mérito de lograr estas tomas, saludos
José Ramón

Interesante trabajo con la luz, que a mi entender aisla al insecto y centra toda nuestra atención en él. Buen formato y cortes. Originalidad que la diferencia de otras tomas similares.
Abrazo: J. Ignasi.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-09-18 23:24]

Hola Hernan.

Te estas convirtiendo en el sr de las fotos a media luz, o de luz indirecta, muy linda composicion,excelentes tonos colores y detalles.

Hi Hernan
I like the lighting here, you did a great job. Insects are so interesting close up. This one is not to scary looking. I like the way you have illuminated his body...you can almost see through him. Really cool.
TFS Janice

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-20 9:51]

Hi Hernan.
You managed to catch a wonderful specimen of cricket. I like your use of side light and leaf as a stage. Great POV and excellent DOF/sharpness of the insect. Exposure of the image is excellent too. TFS and best wishes.

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