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Hallo? Anybody?
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-22 5:24
Viewed: 3007
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm not big fan of these creatures, but I think this one is worth to post because of its funny look. Probably one of Oedipoda caerulescens - Blue-winged grasshopper - another invader from south part of Europe. Picture was taken in The Garden, in area with herbs and dry sand alleys, full of these insects. They're very well camouflaged [look at todays photo from Cedryk also - another example of good camo] but when flying bright blue wings are well visible. I tried to find some info about this specie on net but without great success. After searching I know only that in USA another specie [Trimerotropis cyaneipennis Bruner] has got same name - Blue-winged grasshopper.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-22 5:37]

I'm here!! And you can keep this one in Poland too, thank you.
Greg, what a stuning macro - so sharp and up close. Very alien-like too - I'm surprised you haven't mentioned it:) apart from the title!
How are you now? Getting better / still at home?

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-22 5:50]

Hello Greg!
Funny capture.I think he is posing for you;).Sharpness,details,blurred BG,POV and composition are wonderful.TFS....:-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-22 5:57]

Grzegorz, there seems to be some noise on the bg, but this is an amazing capture - pov makes it.

Besides, excellent sharpness and colors. I like the oof bg, which is a nice contrast to the insect.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-22 6:12]

Hello Greg,
Very nice capture with perfect POV,
sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is good!
Well done&TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-22 7:12]

Nice shot Greg. The image is a bit noisy and the focus seems a wee bit soft. The POV and composition are excellent. Colors and exposure are great aswell. Have a great weekend! Well done & TFS!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-22 7:46]

Wooow ! Great close-up ! Eyes in eyes ! I had found the grey species with red wings and you with blue wings, super ;-) Congratulations Greg and TFS.

Hello Greg!
Wonderful capture.POV,details,colors,BG and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-22 8:52]

Hi Greg!
Wonderful macro.I liked funny pose of grasshopper,blurred BG and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-22 9:25]

Fantastic capture Grzegorz, this look like to a mud ball!! Composition and colors are perfect. TFS Didier.

Very good POV in your portrait Greg. Well composed with great sharpness and detail. Well done & Thank You.

Hi Greg,
Very funny insect and nice pose.
The POV and composition are very good.
The details are also good. Maybe little noise in the BG.
Well done.

Wow - a grey knight. Brillant picture, Greg. I like the details, sharpness and colours. Nice bg, excellent POV. That´s a great work! Thanks for sharing.

Wow, that's perfect. The eye-contact is wonderful and he's looking, as if he's not so funny at the moment, what a big one. Wonderful sharpness, very impressive, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Siwoszek - tak sie po polsku to zwierze nazywa :-) Dosc pospolite na piaszczystych terenach, szczegolnie na wydmach. Z oznaczaniem prostoskrzydlych ze zdjec jest problem. Nie ma zbyt wiele ilustrowanej literatury. Teraz ukazal sie bardzo dobry atlas w Czechach (po czesku i angielsku). Zamowilem go sobie choc kosztuje kupe kasy - no ale poniewaz ja akurat lubie te zwierzatka focic to troche mnie irytuje, ze przewaznie nie wiem co mam na fotkach. Jak tam zdrowie? Serdecznosci. Michal

Hmmm, I am not sure about this one either Greg?

He doesn't look too friendly, more like something out of a pre-historic era.

Interesting POV, and details. Well captured.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-22 19:55]

Yes! I am here!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Greg.

Hi Greg,
Awesome shot. I like the POV here looking at him head on. Superb detail nd colors. A great macro shot.

very nice focus Greg,
the macro is a succes, the composition is well taken, the pov and the dof are great, very good job,
gr. jaap

Oko w oko z potyworem ;-)
Bardzo podoba mi się ten pomysł na Lorda Vadera na kwiatuszku ;-)

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-23 10:44]

beautiful macro shot
nice colors and details
TFS Libor

Nice shot. Great DOF. Looks like he is armor-plated and ready for anything. :-)


Your creature looks terrible but your photo is very nice! I like your composition with this flower. Excellent sharpness and details, great DOF and POV, nice OOF BG. Well done and TFS!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-26 15:42]

Cześć , Dobry portret. wygląda jak wyrzeźbiony z kamienia.

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