|Copyright: Nitin Jawale (NitinJawale)
|Date Taken: 2012-01-23|
|Camera: Cannon EOS 550D, 70-300 tamron|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/1250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-01-24 4:09|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Grasshoppers have gas antennae that are generally shorter than their body and short ovipositors. They also have pinchers or mandibles that cut and tear off food. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen (stridulation), or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings (tegmina) are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors. Males have a single unpaired plate at the end of the abdomen. Females have two pairs of valves ( triangles) at the end of the abdomen used to dig in sand when egg laying.|
They are easily confused with the other sub-order of Orthoptera, Ensifera (crickets), but are different in many aspects, such as the number of segments in their antennae and structure of the ovipositor, as well as the location of the tympana and modes of sound production. Ensiferans have antennae with at least 20-24 segments, and caeliferans have fewer. In evolutionary terms, the split between the Caelifera and the Ensifera is no more recent than the Permo-Triassic boundary
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a nice capture with good sharpness. the colour and composition is also very good.
- [2012-01-24 6:18]
beautiful macro shot with great POV and detail; splendid light and very nice shades of colours; perfect contrast with a blurred background. Well done!
- [2012-01-24 6:22]
very nice capture it is.we call it AANAI WADDUKKILLY in tamil.my one of best hobby that i catch this kind of insect and feeding a small hole curve made of clay mydelf when i was a school children.do u know this one jump so far than other normal one.better if there is some note.tfs
Nice looking hopper captured along the plane of focus. Beautiful light and good details in the frame.