Meeting eye to eye
Excellent macro, great details and POV, DOF. Very good, conratulations..
Good Morning Anna,
Incredible macro capture of this pretty faced grasshoper taken from a great frontal POV while looking at you:).
The DOF, exposure, colours and composition are all wonderful.
TFS and have a nice day MF!
The ID of this grasshopper is totaly beyond me!
But the details of the eyes and rest of the head are fascinating from this the frontal POV. This view of the antennae make it look like it is about to charge!
The technical aspects, composition and blurred natural green Bg add to the appeal of this image.
Thanks and best regards,
The most dramatic point of view (I can almost imaging you lying on the grass) lovely controversial dept of field in my opinion and truly valuable notes friend Anna.Focus right on the eyes. Not a bad attempt from a tiny point and shot camera indeed! Bravo!
Fantastic photo taken from a ideal POV. Impressive sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. Great DOF. You were very lucky to get this opportunity.
superb macro shot of this Grasshopper, incredible detail, i like very much this "aggressive" POV, splendid natural colours, nice composition
Wow, great macro shot! Do I have those in my garden? Eeeeek! Thank goodness I am not two centimeters tall!
What a great upclose shot of a grasshopper.Sharp focus and great POV, well done! You are now officially the Macro Queen!
Excellent macro ...
Composition, color and detail are wonderful.
Well, well! See who has come to take a good look at us.:)
Tell me Anna dear, not even once were you afraid of it pouncing on you? :)
I am sure it might have felt honoured and pleased to see this lovely lady in grey taking so many beautiful pictures of it with such dedication and perfection.
Excellent macro work with fantastic sharpness and details.
Thanks for the share,
Ciao Anna, amazing portrait of beautiful grasshopper with fantastic eyes, good natural colors, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Impressive macro shot! Nice POV...e nice title too:))
The sharpness is excellent and the details are amazing!!
Splendid light and colours.
- caspian (1342)
- [2010-06-15 9:10]
To face a very impressive shots.
Against it seems to say something important.
Who knows, maybe if the language to talk:)
In fact, they act collectively they are very harmful to people we know, this is the only person in the picture looks pretty harmless and cute.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful shot and.
IMPRESSIVE visual result whith f/3.2 and macro focus!... well done, a nice picture, with awesome POV and deligthful composition. Also a complete an useful note! TFS, regards, Jesús
Has conseguido una fantastica imagen de esta especie de saltamontes, con esos ojos rayados y su cuerpo punteado, muy original y agradable imagen.
Un saludo Antonio
Oh, dear, not exactly beautiful but very fascinating! I love the stripy eyes and the fine sharp details of the face. Excellent sharpness and well composed. Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
May be, it is the famous Maharajah Pearl Hopper :-)) !?! Just kidding!! This was my first thought when I saw this pearl-like detail in the middle of the face...
I hope you do not mind my peculiar sense of humour.
All the bits in his mouth/on his lips do suggest, you interrupted his lunch.
I also notice, that he has not had a shave - which is fashionable nowadays...
I definately will scour my Insect Books to find his REAL name.
He is - your image - is a beauty and I add it to my favorites.
Greetings and Love
Enjoy your evening
Wonderful shot and great macro of this great grasshopper!
Colors are perfect! Great POV and light!
Sounds like you really got down and dirty to grab this one before it hopped off.None the less this is an amazing macro image with a unique perspective and pinsharp.The shallow depth has given the feeling that it is about to hop out of the photo.Superb details such as the colouration and designs of its eyes,antennas and face.He missed his morning shave as well.Full points for this one.
PS. The pan is really dissappointing of late, although I have spotted numerous crocs on my last few visits.Take care and regards to all.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-06-17 1:40]
Wow. What nice details in this macro. Great perspective to really show off the interesting eye. Excellent exposure, but the details are amazing. Nice DOF.Best regards Siggi
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2010-06-17 3:24]
Hi dear Anna.
I am very pleased to come back here even for few days. Only I am afflicted that have passed so much your superb pictures. I am impressed with this extreme macro. Simply great magnification and amazing portrait of the grasshopper. Subject is also wonderful. Surrounding leaves create a nice scenery for your charming photo model. As usual, Bravo. Great work.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2010-06-17 4:04]
Love the perspective here and its a very dynamic and daring composition which is seldom tried :-) I like this a lot.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2010-06-17 4:47]
Juest a superb impressive face to face. Stuning detaisl and great light. well done Anne!
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2010-06-18 0:25]
Exellent picture for point and shoot camera.
Yes I am lying all times for my fungi, flower pictures and sometimes even in the water till my knees.
Good pov and dof and straight to the eyes.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-06-18 0:33]
Hola Anna, siempre es necesario que me votes para que me acuerde de tí jeje. Gracias por tus comentarios a mi fotografía.
Tu toma interesante como siempre, por un motivo o por otro; en esta ocasión por un acercamiento cuidado y realista. La toma es dinámica y el ángulo de disparo magnifica al insecto.
Un abrazo y hasta pronto: Josep Ignasi.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-06-18 0:37]
thanks for the critique and also a very motivating correspondence.
This is a very special face to face adventure with an alien.
Very sharp and very clear indeed. The antenna is quite short.
Very excellent frontal challenging view.
The spots are very detailed.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-06-19 13:13]
What a great eye to eye with this strange face, superb POV and lovely environment,
his head is well detailed, very good light an d colors
Have a great sunday
- briGG (1823)
- [2010-06-21 13:19]
Oui oui, Anne!
the title is well chosen. Nice heads up! :)
Have a good day!
- livius (1525)
- [2010-06-24 2:58]
davvero di grande effetto questo faccia a faccia con questa particolare cavalletta. Incredibile il dettaglio, l'esposizione e ben gestita la profonditŕ di campo. Le note sono davvero molto interessanti.
- alikox (356)
- [2010-07-01 13:20]
Very nice capture of this grasshopper, it looks like it will jump out of the screen. Excellent POV. Thanks. Ali.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2010-07-12 20:23]
Wow, this macro is just excellent. The detail is super sharp which shows off his amazing body, color and big eyes so well. Excellent DOF and POV. Excellent notes.
- jlynx (455)
- [2010-07-20 14:26]
I admire the patience of all those whose passion for macro photography. I used to think that this is not a difficult task at all. Today I know that it requires nadludzkiejzdolno¶ci assessment of the situation, great reflexes and incredible efficiency in the use of photographic equipment. I understood it then, when I started to try their capacity in this field.
Of course, I admire your ability Anna. Achieving focus in the plane of Eye grasshopper is a great feat. Personally, I do not have such achievements, so happy to look into the collections of other photographers, and to your portfolio.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2010-07-25 13:00]
I like very much frontal POV's with insects, and this is not a exception. Nice composition.
You managed a very precise DOF to get all head into focus with F:3,2. Nice picture.
Have you tryed to lower a bit green saturation with "color balance" or Hue/saturation adjust? I think it would lower the green lighting, cleaning the photo and making more emphasis in the colour of the insect. Of course colour is always the taste of the viewer...
Best regards, Felipe.