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Hand in Hand


Hand in Hand
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 60mm F/2.8 macro, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-24 2:21
Viewed: 3270
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bradynotes obesa Acrididae, Slow Mountain Grasshopper

At least, that is what I think this is. In contrast to butterflies and spiders, grasshoppers seem to be rather poorly described in readily available web resources. This tentative species determination has been given to me by a contributor to this Bug Guide site. I have found little more to add to these rather sparse notes.

We found this presumably immature grasshopper in the Blue Mountains at about 1300m elevation. As it was really difficult to get a clear view of the insect in the long grass, my firend picked it up, where it was happy to sit in the sun for a few seconds.

Normally, I would prefer a natural background, rather than a human hand, but I found the contrast between hard exoskeletal chitin and soft skin rather intriguing. The picture has been cropped, resized and sharpened for TN.

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  • Great 
  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2008-09-24 8:35]
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Good detail and composition. Agree with the background, but a little variety here and there is nice.

Hi Alan,
A nice capture of this beautiful grass hopper. An interesting name. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-26 0:29]

Hi Alan,unusual background..ehehe...wonderfull details and colors of this little grasshopper,really a perfect work,my best compliments,luciano

hello Alan
great composition with good details and sharpnes beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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