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Chunky Bush-cricket:)

Chunky Bush-cricket:)
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-5000, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/1200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arthropods, CeltickRanger's favorite photos, Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-14 12:43
Viewed: 7349
Points: 74
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Callimenus (=Bradyporus) macrogaster macrogaster (“Chunky Bush-Cricket”) [in Turk. Tombul Çekirge] (Male)

Hi friends, today unusual and also chunky beauty which I captured (at focal lenght of 370mm) in Yamanlar Mts. It is almost endemic to W Anatolia indeed. The biology of this species is unknown. Since I could not find any proper English & Turkish names on this beauty, I gived:) Hope you like these names:)

TFL and Have a nice day!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Orthoptera order has a significant ecological importance in the economy of terrestrial habitats because they can consume a considerable percent of the annual primary production of grasslands, being considered primary herbivores in many of them. Also, they contribute to the diet of many animals such as reptiles, birds, mammals and other arthropods. Another important aspect is that Orthoptera species are habitat specific and the study of Orthoptera assemblages are used as indicators for conservation purposes.

Callimenus (=Bradyporus) macrogaster, is one of the largest and also chunky:) Turkish (and also Greek) apterous bush-cricket (Tettigoniidae: Bradyporinae) with an average lenght of 5-5.5 cm. Its distribution is over the W, C and S Anatolia. However it is also reported from the adjacent island Rhodos (Greece). The Bornova population of the species is more abundant according to other locations. Males are smaller than the females. The ovipositor is very long (15-18 mm) in females. The adults are active from May to end of Jully.

1. Türkiye Entomolojisi - Prof Dr. Niyazi LODOS.
2. BarcodingLife-Taxonomy Browser

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-14 12:54]

Hello MF Bayram,
nice capture of this cricket, i liked the way you have focused the body of the insect. Sharp image with good details, nice composition, natutal colour tones.Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-14 12:55]

Merhaba dostum,
I have just given critique on another image with the same species. Now I know what it is!
A fine capture showing the features with nice sharpness and colours from a good lateral POV.
If this is a Bush-cricket then it must be a Tettigonid, and not a Grylliid, like the colours suggest. Anyway its size must be impressive to view.
Thanks Bayram my friend,
All the best,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-14 13:00]

Hello Bayram,
For the second time today a splendid photo. This bush cricket should be proud if he knew he was presented in this way:-)
Excellent quality in all aspects. Colours are very beautiful, sharpness, POV, DOF, composition....it's all fantastic.

Very nice shot MF even with the hard light...very well done

Brilliant close up capture from a dramatic point of view and incredible detail, Bayram. Here in Southern Africa we have similar species but definitely not the same! Good capture indeed!I love it! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Good evening dear friend,
Very impressive chunky male cricket with nice details and eye contact. He looks like a toy... I'm sure Murdoc would like to see and to play with him...:)
It's amazing to see that it is not a macro shot made with you Sigma 50-500: well done!
Iyi geceler,

Hello Bayram,

Wow! Quel look!!!

Il est tatoué des pattes à la tête:lol:
Génial et impressionant.
La macro donne des détails spectaculaires.
Beau travail, superbe BG. Beau support de pierre.
Mes compliments.
Belle soirée. A bientôt!!!!!!

Bayram..cok guzel ve oldukcada sirin bir cekirge.. kayanin ustunde adeta tum guzelligimle beni cek dercesine durmus.
Muhtesem bir fotograf ve bilgiler olmus yine.. ellerine saglik.
iyi geceler.

Hocam bizim buralarda da çekirge kaynıyor ama böylesi yok. Sanki petrol kuyusuna düşmüş gibi.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Dayi bu nasil cekirger boyle yahu. Sicana benziyor vallahi:)
5.5 cm de az bucuk birsey degil. usta isi yapmissin gene dayi. Eline saglik. Iyi geceler.

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-06-14 21:37]
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Terminatör çekirge olmuş dostum bu :))) tank gibi hınzır, ama ilk kez görüyorum da ayrıca. Pozlaman ve detayların çok iyi, paylaşımın için teşekkürler. Emeğine ellerine sağlık dostum..
Sevgi ve selamlarımla, esenlikler diliyorum..

Bonjour Bayram
Bravo pour ce criquet surprenant.
Les teintes sont uniques; Merci

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-14 23:17]

Hi Baratom Bayram,

Great macro of this very interesting Inseckt, TFS!
Have a nice day!

Günaydın Bayram hocam. İsimler yakışmış bence:)
Süper kare olmuş hocam. Sanki makro gibi duruyor.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.


great shot, very nice colours and POV,

very well done,

regards stef

Ciao Bayram, great macro of beautiful cricket with fantastic details, splendid colors, good DOF, excellent sharpness and lovely blurry BG, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Brother,

I am back on TN after so long. I missed TN a lot. But its always good time to get back on TN. This is superb Capture of the lovely insect. I had never seen something like that before. Great work!


Ciao BBB. An impressive one: for sharp and stunning details. Very good DOF and light too. Best compliments MF!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-15 6:09]

Amazing species shown here with all details and fine colors. tfs.

Hola Bayram

Una muy buena macro de este insecto, que has conseguido perfectamente nítido. Gran POV.

Gracias por compartir.

Un saludo Antonio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-15 7:45]

Hello Bayram,
You've found a very strange Bush Cricket to show us this time!! A brilliant macro showing it sharply in focus with every details pin sharp. Great natural colours too and well composed.
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla

Bayram hocam. Tobalak çekirge dediğiniz buydu galiba:)
çok tatlı ve şirin görünüyor. Kalite her zmanki gibi bir numara! Emeğinize sağlık.

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

İsminin hakkını veren türlerden olduğu güzel çekiminizden anlaşılıyor.
Hakketen kalıbının çekirgesiymiş:) Çok sevimli ve karizmatik duruşu var.
Güçlü ışık altında keskin, net görüntü ve belirgin detaylar eşliğinde çok başarılı bir çekim olmuş.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

Bu tombul Batı Anadolu çekirgesine merhum Lodos'un kitabından baktım. Şişman ama asil bir duruşu var. Bu vesileyle ömrünün son yıllarında tanışma fırsatı bulduğum Lodos hocayı rahmetle anmak istiyorum. Çok enerjik tatlı bir ihtiyardı. Anlatıldığına göre emekli olmasına rağmen bölümü her sabah o açarmış. Sizin deyiminizle gerçek bir "emeritus".

Merhaba Bayram
You are a lovely, always polite man!! Even when naming crickets :-))

I found an interesting fact about the Bush Crickets in ""Exploring the Secrets of Nature"":
Bush Crickets court over long distances. The male of one African Species cuts a hole in a leaf, shaped to fit his wings, to amplify the sound he makes when rubbing his wings together.

Some male crickets supply their partner with protein rich package attached to the sperm sac - so she dos not devour the sperm sac but the food - et voila the spermsac is savely injected...

Another perfect macro from you for my Animal Behaviour theme!

İyi geceler
from South Africa

Hello MF Bayram,
a fantastic capture of the Chunky Bush-Cricket taken from an excellent POV, outstanding sharpness with incredible detail, wonderful warm colours, a very nice composition
Best regards

Hocam dehşet bir çekirge:) çok ta şirin duruyor. trilineata için tam meze:) Eminim Yamanlarda bizimkiler bunları leziz buluyordur. Acı ama doğanın bir gerçeği bu da:)
Saygılar hocam. İyi geceler.


hello Bayram

WOW ! this one it is a great close-up photo of this insect,
shot with a very fine POV at its level, superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, very beautiful soft
warm colour tones, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-15 18:02]

Merhaba MF Bayram,
this is indeed a chunky one. The short and stout view is excellent with excellent sharpness and the details are well featured. I like the mono pestel colours being composed. I like the shallow depth as it gives a nice compressed view.
Beautiful capture and the blurry background really helps.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-16 13:50]
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Ne kadar değişik bir çekirge bu!Eğilmiş şişko bir lejyoner gibi:)
Üstelik 50-500 ile.harika bir ürün çıkarmışsın dostum.Renkler,derinlik,netlik hepsi göz alıcı.Çok çok güzel.Eline emeğine sağlık.
Bi slavên germ,

Hocam çok net ve çok güzel bir çalışma,
"Aynası iştir kişinin söze bakılmaz"(Ziya Paşa)
Cümlesini hatırlattı bu çalışma bana.
Elinize emeğinize, ilginize sağlık.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-06-21 19:23]

Hello Bayram,
Now this is one healthy looking cricket, looks like a sumo wrestler. Exceptional detail and color and perfectly composed. I must say I have never seen a cricket so chubby before. Great work!!

hi bayram, this shot is the absolutly hammer...looks like an alien...perfect macro, super sharpness and colours...

Magnífico trabajo Bayram.

Hellow Bayram,
Great close up of this fat looking cricket, seems to have just had a hearty meal.Unique colours which I have not seen on a cricket.Great exposure and sharp focus MF

amazing cricket, TFS Ori

Çok ilginç bir çekirge hocam. Dozer-Şiro gibi:)
Elinize sağlık. Saygılar,

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