- siggi (52850)
- [2008-12-08 10:33]
Perfect macro shot with precise details, excellent sharpness and nice lighting. POV and DOF are selected extremely exactly. BG is amazing too. Best regards,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-12-08 10:45]
An excellent capture of this very well commouflaged grasshopper. It's amazing how well he stands out from the similarly colored pebbles. Razor sharp details from the tips of his antennae to the tip of his tail. The face and body are magnificent. Beautiful natural colors and a wonderful composition.
- Pearl (321)
- [2008-12-08 10:56]
This is a wonder shot of a grasshopper. The details are lovely, good BG which is so close to the color of the subject. Focusing, sharpness and lightinf are all good. Nice composition and POV. TFS.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-12-08 12:14]
Ciao Maurizio, ma come hai fatto a vederlo?
splendido esempio di mimetismo, ben mostrato anche nei bei ws, bella macro di grande nitidezza ed interessante nota, bravo, ciao Silvio
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-12-08 12:24]
Wonderful capture of this grasshopper.Sharpness,exposure,details and lighting are excellent.
Thanks for posting.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-12-08 12:42]
Great photo of this camouflaged grasshopper. The sharp details are perfect. Beautiful light and natural colours. Fantastic composition.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-12-08 13:10]
Good macro shot of these grasshopper.
I like the way he is camouflaged with the bg.
very good detail and with beautiful colour.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-08 13:16]
I am always surprised at the number of species of this simple thing. I spent most of my life thinking they all looked the same. This one looks like out of WWII from the desert wars in Norther Africa:-) Excellent work.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2008-12-08 13:21]
impressionante il mimetismo che riesce ad adottare questa cavalletta per evitare i predatori.
ottima questa serie di cavallette e locuste
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-08 13:41]
Hi Maurizio. A first class close up of the grasshopper. It blends in so well with the BG colours. Your side POV lets us see all of the details. well done TFS
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-12-08 14:23]
Ciao Maurizio, un bonito conjunto por el color . Bien captada a pesar de ese pequeño tamaño que nos dices que tiene. Buen control de la luz y bien captado el mimetismo del insecto sobre la arena.
Que tengas una buena semana: Josep Ignasi.
- foozi (25839)
- [2008-12-08 15:16]
now you starts to expose all you grasshopper collections. this one look excellent in it camouflaged setting. You shot is able to differentiate it.
Excellent lighting and lovely point of view.
A unique one.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-12-08 15:43]
superb camouflaged example of a creature,
shot with fine POV, DOF and framing,
beautiful luminosity, excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-08 17:18]
Hi Maurizio, i think you started to show us all Italian grasshoppers. Nice one again. TFS and cheers my friend.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-12-08 21:38]
A superb macro of a Blue-winged Grasshopper showing its camouflage colouring against the grit BG when not flying.
Fine lateral POV with great sharpness and good DOF.
It would be great to photograph this in flight, but that is not easy1
- waylim (1765)
- [2008-12-08 23:10]
Your gallery is very impressive, All the shots are just beautiful in many ways. Even this one doesn't have all the bright and colorful flowers and green backdrop. You still managed to make it looks so pleasing to the eyes. Great details with all the colors almost blending in and the glass hopper nearly disappear into the background. Excellent works. Thanks
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-12-08 23:44]
I sometimes regret that my Italian is not very good. I like reading your notes very much, but when it gets too "technical" or too scientific I have to check a lot of words in the dictionary... Here, in this picture, I like the unity of the colour tones very much and I'm impressed by the clarity and sharpness of the picture. I also believe that you know your 300mm lens very well.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-09 1:08]
I really like your grasshopper captures, this is a very nice one where you show the markings and colours very clearly. I like the workshop images too. A very fine presentation.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-12-09 4:11]
I like the matching background that almost has the same colors and patterns with the grasshopper, and still your model is well seperated from the background. Well exposed and composed image.
Grazie e complimenti,
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-12-09 6:23]
Your great looking hopper is well camouflaged in the sand Maurizio, a great survival technique :)
Great sharpness, details, & DOF with nice color & exposure.
Excellent note & WS additions, I like #1 the best for its uncluttered comp..
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-12-09 8:15]
Hello Maurizio, Well shot and what a great work here. The color of the sand and the color of the fly is beautiful. Ganesh
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-12-09 13:24]
Hello Maurizio, excellent close-up shot of this grasshopper. Details, colours and composition are wonderful.
TFS and G's,
- bahadir (723)
- [2008-12-09 14:52]
Hello Maurizio, excellent close up. TFS and regards,
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-12-09 16:37]
This Grasshopper is well camouflaged.. Great sharpness and
excellent details.. Well done
Un peu de retard pour venir saluer ce petits criquet, bien adapté à son environnement, au point d'avoir pratiquement les mêmes couleurs. Bravo aussi d'identifier ces créatures; j'aurais une question à ce sujet: quel livre ou site utilises-tu pour identifier les criquets et sauterelles?
Image d'une grande netteté, et très intéressante par son sujet.
Un grand merci
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-10 13:17]
very good detail in this shot.
It's amazing how close in you can get with that 300mm f/4!
Very well done,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2008-12-16 3:56]
Hello Maurizio !
Thi is an awesome picture, the grasshopper is really well camouflaged - must have been hard to see him ! :-) You managed to capture him with excellent details, natural colors, and I also like composition and POV very much. Very well done !