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Pygmy Grasshopper

Pygmy Grasshopper
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-21 5:05
Viewed: 2040
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pygmy Grasshopper:-I have captured this tiny specie(very difficult to find out)in our yard.Its very tough to go closer.They jump long and its enough to lose its visibility.I know picture not well.But to me its a new specie.So posting here in TN.

Scientific Classification:

Pygmy Grasshoppers are less than 20mm in length,and are recognizable by a long pronotum,that extends over the length of the abdomen,sometime to the tip of the wings,and ends in a point.In other Orthoptera,the pronotum is shaort and covers neither the abdomen nor the wings.Terigidae are generally cryptic in coloration.Some species have enlarged pronota that mimic leaves,stones or twigs.

Roughly 1600 species have been described in about 250 genera altogether.

Thanks for viewing,
Kind regards,

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-21 5:38]

A very nice capture of this short and fat grasshpopper,beautiful choice of point of view and very good details and colors,great exposure too on this duificult sunny and clear background.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar, great macro of fantastic strange grasshopper, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar,
Nice catch of uncommon species,nice natural colours and good PoV.
Best regards,

Hello Srikumar,
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-21 11:29]
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Hello Srikumar,
Not one of your best, but a nice photo of this Pygmy Grasshopper, I think a bit oversharpened. Natural colours and taken from a nice POV. The result of post processing is visble around the antennae. The background is a bit distracking.


I don't think this is a Pygmy Grasshopper, but a nymphal hopper. Pygmy GH have the pronotum extended to or beyond the tip of the abdomen. Thanks for posting. Peter gave an accurate critique.


Hello Srikumar,

splendid light and wonderful natural colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-22 3:54]

Hello Srikumar.
Good shot of this robust looking hopper.Nice POV and composition.Very good sharpness and DOF.Regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-22 10:41]

Hi Srikumar,
A very nice close-up of this interesting and nasty grasshopper.
Good details and colours.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Srikumar,

The vegetation is helping to frame the insect. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Pygmy Grasshopper. It is clear and precise. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


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