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Bradyporus dasypus

Bradyporus dasypus
Photo Information
Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-13 6:08
Viewed: 4754
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry but I don't know much about this insect...
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Hello Razvan

Great focus (can say it is perfect). Lots of light and a near-perfect. Excellent background. A photo very successful and worthy to be seen.

But ... what kind of bug is this?

Hopefully some of the members to identify



such an unusual looking insect! fantastic photograph tfs :)

Hello Razvan,
a beautiful and interesting picture of the Bradyporus dasypus taken from an excellent to show very well the impressive details, very good sharpness and beautiful contrast of the natural colours, splendid light in a very nice composition
Have a good weekend

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-13 11:38]

Hi Razvan. Once again today this is a new one on me so thanks for posting on TN. I see so many new things here. You have taken this with sharp focusing and fine detail . With bright looking colours.. A good side view so we can see all of the face and body. Stands out so well from the green BG. well done TFS.

Buna Razvan,
Formidabila insecta, un sharp excelent, culori pe masura.
Parca desprinsa din film SF. Felicitari pentru aceasta rara captura.

Ciao Razvan, great macro of fantastic bug, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Preciosa Razvan, con texturas muy bien captadas y unos negros muy definidos, nada fácil.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-13 16:30]

Hi Razvan,i never seen this very strange insect.And your perfect pic is surely the ebst way to know it.Wonderful point of view and top quality of sharpness!! My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-13 21:21]

Hi Razvan,
indeed a lovely and brillaint shot. Well seen in clarity of this strange armoured insect.
Well presented in excellent bokeh.


Hello Razvan
beautiful shot of this strange insect, great sharp details on all parts of his body
the luminosity and colors are superb
very well composition
Have a good evening

Beautiful shot of this stranger Razvan

Compo, POV, BG, colors and sharpnes are PERFECT

TFS Thijs

Hello Razvan,
This is a very good macro indeed.
We have species very similar to this in New Zealand.
We call them by the Maori name,Weta.
You can see one of mine here
In other countries they are known as King Crickets.
If you search 'King Cricket' you might find some information about them.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-17 9:26]

Hello Razvan ,

good shot of a very special insect!!!
Great light and sharpeness!


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  • Florin (2)
  • [2011-03-31 6:29]

Hello my friend,
It is indeed a Bradyporus dasypus (Illiger, 1800)- Tettigoniidae, Bradyporinae.
How did you know?
It's a female (see the long ovipositor).
For more info about the insect, please read this article:
Thanks for sharing. We had a gentleman asking about one photographed in 2010 in Babadag.

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